$8.35 Million Condo Project Completed in Brookline
- Oct 09, 2012
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
Nauset Construction Corporation, headquartered in Needham, MA, recently completed a $8.35 million condominium project at 2-8 Olmsted Road in the Fisher Hill Neighborhood of Brookline. The announcement comes more than one year since the joint venture between Nauset (serving as the general contractor) and Boston-based developer New Atlantic Development Corporation obtained approval for construction from the Brookline Public Works Department. The 24 units are the result of a complex, multi-year effort to create more affordable housing in the area.
Since the 4.8-acre site on which the three-building complex was constructed served as a reservoir for the town of Brookline until the 1950s and was then left vacant, the project designed by CBT Architects was developed in two phases. Phase I required demolition of all existing structures, removing the two enormous underground tanks and filling the empty space with 45,000 cubic feet of compacted fill. This phase also included the installation of subdivision utilities and the construction of a new street called Olmsted Road.
The second phase included the creation of 11 lots, ten of which were designated as single family parcels and sold at market value to help finance the affordable portion of the project. On the remaining lot the construction team developed the three buildings (2 Olmsted Road with four units, 6 Olmsted Road with 16 units and 8 Olmsted Road with four units) totaling 24 condominiums and an underground parking garage for 34 vehicles. All residential units are ENERGY Star certified and the developer is seeking LEED certification for the entire community.
According to the official website of the town of Brookline, the project team, led by New Atlantic Development Corporation, includes CBT/Childs Berman Tseckares (architects), CBA Landscape Architects, Samiotes Consultants (civil engineering), and McPhail Associates (environmental and geotechnical consulting).
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