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Spring Forward in 2013

Vertec breaks ground on two HUD 202 projects in 2013, Spencer House II and Quincy Commons. HUD 202 refers to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's program to extend the supply of affordable housing and supportive services to the elderly.

Quincy Commons Rendering

Quincy Commons
Roxbury, MA

Owner: Nuestra CDC
Architect: The Architectural Team

Quincy Commons is one of the new housing developments going up in the area known as the Quincy Corridor located off Quincy Street in Dorchester. The project is up for LEED Gold.

The 48,695 square foot, four-story wood frame, mixed-use development will provide 5,576 SF. of street-level retail, and forty (1) bedroom apartments for seniors. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2014.

Quincy Commons Rendering - Front  Quincy Commons Rendering - Rear

Spencer House II Rendering

Spencer House II
Roxbury, MA

Owner: Rogerson Communities
Architect: Chia Ming Sze Architects

The Spencer House II project includes the historic renovation to an existing four story masonry building along with an 11,200 sf addition to the existing structure. When complete the project will contain thirty (1) bedroom apartments and (7) studio apartments for seniors.

The project is located at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Walnut Avenue in Boston and is listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in January 2014.

120 Blackstone Street
Boston, MA

Owner: Adams Travel
Architect: Blackstone Block Architects

The Blackstone Street project includes modifications to an existing (3) story wood frame and masonry building that dates back to the Eighteenth Century. The work includes complete gut demolition including the removal of the existing roof and the construction of two new floors being added onto the existing three floors. The interior of the building will be reconfigured to include offices in the basement, a restaurant and retail on the first floor. The second and third floor will contain offices and the fourth and fifth floors will contain (6) new residential units.

The historic building is located in Haymarket Square along the historic Freedom Trail.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2013.

120 Blacktone Street Rendering - Before  120 Blacktone Street Rendering - After

Spring Forward in 2011-2012

Olmsted Green Phase III

Olmsted Green Phase III
Dorchester, MA

Owner: Lena New Boston
Architect: Icon Architecture

Estimated Cost $11.4M

Olmsted Green is a vast multi-phase construction project situated on 42 acres of land located at the site of the former Boston State Hospital and adjacent to the Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Dorchester, MA.

Phase III of the project involves the construction of (50) residential units in (7), two to three story townhouse buildings.

Once complete this mixed-use, mixed-income, sustainable development will include a total of 151 affordable rentals, 123-bed skilled nursing facility, and 59 units of affordable senior housing.

Olmsted Green Phase III

Rose Hill Manor Rose Hill Manor

Owner: Planning Office for Urban Affairs
Architect: The Architectural Team

Estimated Cost $5.4 million

Rose Hill Manor is located on a 3 acre site located behind the St. Theresa Lisieux Parish in Billerica, MA. The complex will offer 41 units of affordable senior housing, and residential amenities which include a community room, kitchen, lounge, wellness/fitness room, and 42 on site parking spaces for residents.

Rose Hill Ground Breaking
(left to right: Bill Faradie, Dan Flanagan, Bob Casey, Lisa Alberghini, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Reverend Edward Tully, Billy Faradie III)

Heritage Common Apartments Heritage Common Apartments

Owner: The Community Builders
Architect: Mostue & Associates Architects

Estimated Cost $10 million

Heritage Common Apartments is a family-focused, assisted residential development, comprised of 140 units of affordable housing in 8 buildings located in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The scope of work includes full exterior renovation, reconfigurations to 7 units for full accessibility, fire alarm system upgrade, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and a new heating system. Site work includes: re-grading, replacement of walkways, and installation of additional subsurface drainage.

Jamaica Plain Apartments Jamaica Plain Apartments

Owner: Urban Edge
Architect: Mostue & Associates Architects

Estimated Cost $11 million

Moderate rehabilitation of 103 occupied units in 11 buildings on 8 sites in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

The Work includes: stair repairs, conversion of accessible units, exterior masonry repairs, roof repair and replacement, electrical upgrades, new laundry rooms, new fire protection systems, and bathroom renovations.

Centre Wise Lamartine Project Centre Wise Lamartine Project
Jackson Square, Jamaica Plain, MA

Owner: Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development
Architect: Studio G Architects

Estimated Cost $7.9 million

New four -story, approximately 41,000 square foot, mixed-used development. 5,500 square feet of retail space on first floor and 30 residential spaces disbursed throughout the three upper floors. Project is located in Jamaica Plain's Jackson Square. Designed to meet LEED standards.

Ground breaking for stimulus funded community development project.
Centre Wise Lamartine Project

Read about our newest project
270 Centre Street

Featured in High Profile Magazine and April 2009 issue

←In this photo from left to right: Billy Faradie, III, Treasurer, Vertec Corp, Richard Thal, Executive Director, JPNDC, Governor Deval Patrick, Bill Faradie, Jr., President, Vertec Corp.

T.I.L.L. Building
Chelsea, MA

Owner: T.I.L.L. Inc.
Architect: Mostue & Associates Architects

Vertec is proud to announce that the T.I.L.L. Building was recently named the winner of the 2009 "Timmy" Award for Excellence for Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits - Large.

T.I.L.L. Building

Read about our award winning project

T.I.L.L. Award Group
↑From left to right: Bill Faradie, President, Vertec Corp, Peter Bell, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Dan Violi, Housing Development Consultant, Dafna Krouk-Gordon, President, T.I.L.L., Inc, Cliff Boehmer, AIA, Vice President and Principal, Mostue Associates, John Leith-Tetrault, National Trust Community Investment Corp.
Photo credit: Karen Kieltyka

US Green Building Council Member

Vertec is proud to announce its membership in the non-profit organization U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC is composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live.

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