Construction has now passed 50% completion.
Exterior work on the Western Avenue mid-rises is nearly finished, and construction activity is shifting towards building out the interior of the mid-rises in time for winter. Framing of the C-block townhomes is nearly complete. A-block townhome framing continues apace, and the E2 mid-rise is rising along Telford Street. Window installation, mechanical-electrical-plumbing work, spray-foam, and roofing are also proceeding on the townhomes, beginning with C block. New roads inside the site are paved. Work on the land that will be a park along Justinian Way has begun. Standing in the middle of the site, Charlesview is beginning to really look like an extension of the older Brighton neighborhood to the south and west.
Thanks to the incredible work by JM-A and their subcontractors, with a little assist from a mild winter in 2012, this milestone is being reached well in advance of initial projections. As we turn towards another winter, we are fortunate that so much exterior work has already been completed on the site. We are also focused on beginning the move-in process, working with residents of the existing Charlesview site in Barry’s Corner to be ready to move by late Spring / early Summer. Potential retail tenants are beginning to look at the spaces along Western Avenue. The community center space is taking shape as well with plans for a computer center, classrooms, and community meeting space proceeding. The next half of construction will be very exciting as this new community solidifies.