2014: The Year in Review

Another great year (almost) in the books and we'd like to thank all of our family, friends, and colleagues for making this a tremendously successful year and we look forward to more in 2015! Just a few of the things that made 2014 memorable....

 Flats at 22 under construction, due for completion in January 2015

Flats at 22 under construction, due for completion in January 2015

 Governor Patrick cuts the Ribbon at the Flats at 44, completed March 2014

Governor Patrick cuts the Ribbon at the Flats at 44, completed March 2014

 The new computer lab at the RTH Community Center

The new computer lab at the RTH Community Center

 Off-Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain, completed in September 2014

Off-Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain, completed in September 2014

  • We completed the historic rehabilitation Off-Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain - 21 new studio and one-bedroom lofts fully leased.
  • The Flats at 44 opened in March and was fully leased by mid-year representing the first Housing Development Incentive Program project in the Commonwealth. Governor Patrick helped us cut the ribbon.
  • Following closely behind we broke ground on 50 apartments at the Flats at 22 and expect to finish this coming month. More than half of the building is pre-leased.
  • We broke ground on Cable Mills, the conversion of a beautiful historic mill into 61 loft apartments in Williamstown, MA across from Williams College.
  • Completed the 28,000 square foot Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Community Center creating an amazing community space provide new wellness and educational opportunities for the residents it serves.
  • We permitted 18 lofts and 4,500 square feet of ground floor retail at the former Surplus Office Supply building as momentum continues to build for what will be a remarkable transformation for downtown Haverhill.
  • We accepted a national Urban Land Institute Award along with our Box District partners for our work in Chelsea, and spoke on several panels about workforce housing, modular housing, and reducing costs of development. 
  • Dave and Julia welcomed twins to the family! Whit and Ellie Traggorth were born in September.

Off-Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain Completed

Just in time for the 15 September 1 move-ins, the conversion of the former Norbert School into 21 lofts was completed this week. It's a stunning building with the most amazing windows we've ever seen and we can't wait for people to start enjoying the great light-filled living spaces.

As we all know, real estate development is truly a team effort and two key members of the team were our architect, RODE Architects and our contractor, Stack + Co. both based in Boston. 

 A second story loft space with original hardwood floors, full size windows, tall ceilings, and stainless appliances.

A second story loft space with original hardwood floors, full size windows, tall ceilings, and stainless appliances.

Offcentrelofts.com Launch!

The website for our latest project launched last week! Visit www.offcentrelofts.com for more information about leasing and availability in August 2014.

The Off Centre Lofts were created from a newly renovated historic school building in the heart of Jamaica Plain.  Reclaimed wood floors, huge thermal windows, and modern finishes create unique studio and one-bedroom loft apartments.

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2013: The Year in Review

 One Greenway, Chinatown, Boston, MA

One Greenway, Chinatown, Boston, MA

 The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Community Center under construction

The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Community Center under construction

 The Flats at 44 under construction in Chelsea, MA

The Flats at 44 under construction in Chelsea, MA

Thanks to all of our colleagues, friends, and partners for making 2013, the first of TC, a very special year.

  • Tanya joined us in April bringing her many talents and determination to the team. She wasted no time jumping into the deep end by managing the closing of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Community Center New Markets Tax Credit closing with our friends at MHIC.
  • Cassandra joined us in July as an accountant/office manager and does an amazing job keeping us in line and laughing all along the way.
  • Nick joined us for a great summer and now knows why "One-Stop" strikes fear into affordable housing developers across Massachusetts.
  • We broke ground on three fantastic projects totaling 63 apartments and 21,000 sf of community space: The Flats at 44 in ChelseaThe Off-Centre Lofts (aka Norbert School) in Jamaica Plain, and The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Community Center in Boston's Mission Hill. All three will be completed in 2014!
  • We celebrated with our friends at The Neighborhood Developers when funding was announced for the Silver Line Extension to Chelsea and the Box District Station to go along with it. Read more about this from the Chelsea Record here.
  • We were honored to assist the New Boston Fund and the Asian Community Development Corporation with the affordable financing closing at Parcel 24, now called One Greenway. It will be such an important project for Boston and the Chinatown neighborhood with 95 affordable apartments. Read more here.
  • We celebrated with The Community Builders on the opening of 225 Centre and look forward to an exciting 2014 as we continue to manage the retail leasing of the project.
  • And finally...we moved upstairs to Suite 833 to provide ourselves with a little bit more elbow room!

We're looking forward to a fun and productive 2014 and wish you all a Happy New Year!

 

Off-Centre Lofts Starts Construction

The Off-Centre Lofts in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood started construction this past week and the building is already starting to reveal what spectacular living spaces it will have to offer. We removed the old grid ceiling that was dropped several feet from the original ceiling in the mid-80's to completely uncover the amazing windows that we will be replicating and replacing this winter.

Off-Centre will be completed in the late summer early Fall of 2014 and offer 6 one-bedroom lofts and 15 studio lofts for rent. Look for more updates here as we progress through construction.

Our general contractor is Stack + Co. (based in South Boston) and our architect is RODE (based in the South End). 

A sneak peak inside the spectacular space that will be the Off-Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain