Urban Development

Curtis Construction also specializes in urban development and has completed projects throughout metro Boston including Cambridge, Somerville, and Roxbury, MA.


Multi-family residential, Historic Restoration

Staying on schedule and budget for the modernization of a historic building renovation

Designed by well-known architect, John A. Hasty, 367 Harvard Street is a four-story, eight-unit apartment building built in 1902. The entire 4th floor was gutted by fire in 2013, and the building sat vacant until the new owner, 367 Harvard Street LLC, bought it in 2014.

Completion Date – July 2016
Cost – $3.2M
Developer – 367 Harvard Street LLC
Architect – Ellsworth Associates In.

Housing multi-family

Smooth Demo in bustling Central Square

Twining Properties entrusted Curtis Construction Company as Construction Managers for 47 Bishop Allen Drive, a lot adjacent to the main site containing a 3-level parking garage requiring demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new 4-story, 25,000 square foot multifamily residential building. Now called the Union House, the project was designed by Bruner/Cott and Associates and was built using cost-effective and sustainable wood framing, reducing framing costs and speeding up the construction process.

Date – February 2019
Cost – $5.8M
Developer – Twinning Properties
Architect – Brunner Cott

Affordable Housing

Renovating affordable housing in Central Square, Cambridge

Just-A-Start Corporation engaged Curtis Construction for the renovation of 27 three-bedroom, and five two-bedroom affordable housing units in the Central Square neighborhood, at the intersection of Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street, Cambridge.

Date Completed – September 2015
Cost – $5.6M
Developer – Just-A-Start
Architect – Winslow Architect


Affordable Housing, Ground-up Construction

Prayers have been answered in Somerville, new affordable mixed-use development/affordable housing at former church site

The Saint Polycarp Village site was formerly owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and was used by the St. Polycarp Parish until 2002. SCC purchased the 3.5 acre property in March 2006 to revitalize this neglected and underutilized parcel of land at a key entrance point into Somerville. The project features a total of 84 apartments of various types of affordable housing in an area where rental costs are rapidly increasing in response to the popularity of Somerville.

Completion Date – September 2006
Cost – $6.7M
Developer – Somerville Community Corporation
Architect – Davis Square Architects


Commercial, Ground-up Construction

Cleaning up for Mixed-Use in Roxbury

Three city-owned lots consisting of 14,000 square feet of junk and abandoned cars needed to be cleared to make way for a new mixed use, 3-story, 12-unit apartment building with first floor retail space. The city awarded the mixed-use development project to The Waldwin Group and Timothy Burke Architecture design included a roof top deck and fitness center. Located on a busy thoroughfare in the city, the site has abutters on three sides.



Affordable Housing, Ground-up Construction

Sustainability first for 23 new units of affordable housing in Lowell

In May 2009, CBA purchased two of the city’s more notorious blighted properties at 478-486 Moody St. for redevelopment into a 4-story elevator building, incorporating the latest in energy and water-conservation measures, resulting in the production of 23 new units of permanently affordable rental units.

Completion Date – June 2011
Cost – $4.3M
Developer – Coalition for Better Acre
Architect – Winslow Architect