CTA Construction Completes Renovation Phase of Newtowne Court Project

Exterior of completed Newtowne Court structure

Cambridge, MA – CTA Construction Managers recently completed the 36th of 36 phases of the Newtowne Court renovation project, which includes updates to eight buildings and 268 affordable housing units in Cambridge. The multi-phased approach to the renovations was designed to allow as many units to remain occupied while work was underway; with the final phase completed, the site will return to full occupancy.

“We’re very proud to have completed this extensive reworking of an important Cambridge residential community,” said Paul DuRoss, principal at CTA Construction. “The renovations to this complex will improve the quality of life for hundreds of families and supplement the Cambridge Housing Authority’s mission of providing housing opportunities to families of all backgrounds.”
CTA Construction, Baker/Wohl Architects, and the owner Cambridge Housing Authority started the $44 million Newtowne Court Project in 2015. The renovation plan included extensive upgrades to the interior of the 268 units, including removal of asbestos materials, installing engineered wood floors, new drywall and paint, replacement of all windows, new HVAC systems, electrical upgrades, plumbing upgrades, and installation of a fire protection system. Improvements were also made to the bathrooms and kitchens, including new finishes and fixtures, appliances, countertops, and cabinet doors. Landscaping and civil architecture changes were made to the exterior of the units.