Fitchburg, MA – BOND Building Construction, Inc. of Boston received the 2021 Preservation Massachusetts Paul & Niki Tsongas Award for its major renovation project at the historic city hall building at 718 Main Street in Fitchburg. The 2021 Preservation Awards ceremony was celebrated virtually on May 20.
The Fitchburg City Hall renovation project is a prominent component of the city’s ongoing downtown economic development that is aimed at revitalizing the local community. The renovation has transformed the building into a modern and efficient workplace for city administrators to better serve Fitchburg residents.
The exterior building has been fully restored to its original state with the interior renovated to accommodate 14 administrative departments, including the office of the mayor. An adjacent building that was formerly a bank, donated by Bank of America, has been converted into a legislative building and now houses the city council chambers.
“Restoring and preserving historic structures is a privilege and responsibility that we take very seriously, and we’re grateful for this recognition,” said Pamela Bailey, senior project manager at BOND and lead on the project.
The event coincided with National Historic Preservation Month, which celebrates the nation’s heritage through historic places.