Olmstead Green Phase 1
|Project Name:||Olmsted Green Phase I|
|Owner:||Lena New Boston LLC|
|Architect:||ICON Architectural Corp|
|Scope:||New construction of nine buildings, three story residential style wood frame construction, with a total of 54,500 sq. ft. of gross area, 51 two bedroom occupancy units for rental use. Accessible units are located on the ground floor. All buildings are equipped with a complete fire sprinkler system, fire detection, alarm and control systems.|
JOHN’S PROJECT NOTES
“Olmsted Green was a great fit for us. A top goal of the project was to provide work for people in the community and to employ minority and women-owned subcontractors. We exceeded the hiring goals of 50% for minority and Boston residents by a wide margin.
As the first residential housing to be built on the former Boston State Hospital campus in the Mattapan zoning district-– nine, wood-frame units in this first phase—the budget was tight. We did a lot of value engineering to meet the initial budget, one of our strengths.
The site work was being done under a separate contract with the owner which necessitated a very detailed scope and close coordination on the part of both contractors.
The start date was driven by funding, which meant getting started just as the winter was setting in, presenting an immediate challenge to maintain our schedule. But heck, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.”
“It was a pleasure doing business with Bilt-Rite Construction. Any questions or concerns were dealt with immediately at the ownership level. It is rare in today’s marketplace to have such commitment at the ownership level. We felt we had access to both partners to address any issues that may be encountered.”
— David Walker, Senior Project Manager, Lena New Boston LLC