Jack's House/Patti's Place,
Brockton, MA

Residential, Affordable housing, Ground-up Construction

Paving the way for new housing in Brockton, from parking lot to 22 new units

Father Bill’s Mainspring is a much-misunderstood organization and Curtis has now completed 2 successful project to support their mission of providing permanent housing solutions, with a third on the drawing boards.

Completion Date – June 2016
Cost – $4M
Developer – Father Bill’s Mainspring
Architect – West Work Architects

Case Study

Jack’s House and Patti’s Place offer affordable housing project at 695 North Main St., Brockton. The site was originally a vacant parking lot that attracted negative community attention. The project initially met with opposition from the City of Brockton and area business owners. Due to these struggles to convince the community that this project would be an asset to a depressed neighborhood, construction was delayed, causing the budget to increase by $500,000.

Curtis worked with owner and architect to review the design, and provided value-engineering analysis to adjust to the new schedule and budget, while preserving the integrity of the project. Curtis Construction staff and subcontractors were diligent in keeping concerned neighbors informed of the development process during construction.

Curtis Construction built 22 units of affordable housing for local veterans. Jack’s Place, a three- story building whose 20-units include one bedroom, a private bath, kitchen and living quarters, also provides tenants with a common laundry room and a meeting area. There are three ADA accessible units available for tenants with disabilities. Each unit was built with energy efficiency in mind, to reduce utility costs for tenants. The two-story duplex, Patti’s Place, provides each unit with a kitchen, two bedrooms, one bath and its own laundry, and the first- floor duplex is ADA accessible. Patti’s Place was designed and built with similar attention to energy efficiency.