Congress Construction Named CM for Mixed Use Project

65-71 Bow Street

Somerville, MA – ZRE Development, a producer of multifamily housing in Boston, has selected The Congress Companies as construction manager for its 65-71 Bow Street project, a 25 unit, five-story multi-family residential building including one-story of retail, in Somerville.

Peter Quinn Architects of Somerville provided all interior designs. The project team also includes civil engineer, Design Consultants Inc. of Somerville; mechanical engineer, Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc.; and structural consultants, Hayes & O’Neill LLC.

The development is designed and will be constructed to Passive House Institute US standards, a sustainable construction concept that provides for high-quality buildings with extremely low energy consumption and comfortable, healthy living conditions. Zero Energy Design of Boston is the Passive House consultant.

“We are elated to partner with The Congress Companies to build the first large scale mixed-use building in Somerville, designed to achieve Passive House standards.  High performance buildings are the future of the industry and we are proud to be at the forefront,” said Scott Zink, president of ZRE Development.

Congress worked with the design team to manage the project though the preconstruction and construction phases, delivering preconstruction and construction phase scheduling, line-item budgeting, value engineering, cost estimating, and evaluations of alternative building system options.