Envision Bank’s Home for Veterans groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, October 3rd at 26 Moulton Street, Randolph, a former vacant lot owned by Envision Bank and sold to Father Bill’s & MainSpring for $1. The new two-story, 10-unit building will provide apartments that offer permanent independent living for local veterans.
Federal and local officials attending the groundbreaking, included Gov. Charlie Baker, Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Francisco Ureña and Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan. Envision Bank, which donated the land, is also funding the project being developed by local Community Development Corporation, Father Bill’s & MainSpring. Designed by Elton + Hampton Architects, Curtis Construction is Construction Manager and anticipates project completion for July 2020. This is the sixth project Curtis Construction and Father Bill’s & MainSpring have collaborated on together over the past 15-years, the third one focused on veteran housing.
“We are proud that Father Bill’s & MainSpring has entrusted Curtis Construction with their affordable housing projects. Curtis Construction is honored to help local veterans attain stable housing, giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for us,” said John Curtis, Curtis Construction’s President.
Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a homelessness prevention organization with shelters facilities in Quincy and Brockton will manage the building which will include two apartments with wheelchair accessibility, apartments with independent living spaces, an office for caseworkers and a community space for the residents.
As part of its “housing first” approach, Father Bill’s & MainSpring have nearly 500 permanent supportive housing units in Southeastern Massachusetts. The nonprofit also operates the downtown Brockton emergency homeless shelter, calling the MainSpring House. You can learn more about Father Bill’s & MainSpring at www.helpfbms.org.
Located in Stoughton, MA, Curtis Construction provides general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private developers and non-profit organizations located throughout Massachusetts and Southern New England. Our projects range from small tenant fit-outs to new ground-up construction to complex adaptive re-use, often with substantial complexities. You can learn more about Curtis Construction at www.curtiscon.com, or give John a call at 781-344-2838.