Groundbreaking Multi Residential

Ground Broken on 30-unit Multi-family Project in Taunton

(l-r): Bill Nicholson; Sebastian Zapata, MassHousing; Rich Mazzocchi; Mayor Shaunna O’Connell; Angela Meehan, Eastern Bank; Jay Pateakos, City of Taunton Office of Economic and Community Development; and Patrick Dellarusso, CFO, City of Taunton

Taunton, MA – Congress|EMJ, Tremont Development Partners, MassHousing, Eastern Bank, and City of Taunton officials, including City of Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 11 to mark the commencement of a new 30-unit, two-story multi-family development in Taunton. The project will be built under MassHousing’s CommonWealth Builder (CWB) program, which provides grants to eligible projects that deliver deed restricted affordable homeownership units in gateway and disproportionality impacted communities, in and around Boston.

Representatives of Congress|EMJ say it was selected by Tremont as the construction manager for the project based upon its extensive multifamily housing experience and expertise, and long and successful track record with MassHousing, including multiple CWB projects. Congress|EMJ will manage all on site construction activities, cost control, quality control, safety and project procedures during construction. The architect is Davis Square Architects, and Eastern Bank provided the construction financing for the project.

“This site offers a tremendous opportunity to create homeownership opportunities in the city of Taunton at an attainable price point for first-time homebuyers,” said Rich Mazzocchi, principal of Tremont. “We are truly grateful for the support of our financing partners and the City of Taunton, and we look forward to achieving the successful delivery of these homes to the community.”

William Nicholson, Congress|EMJ principle, stated, “We are honored to have earned Tremont Development’s award of this exciting project, and to continue our ongoing relationship with the City of Taunton and MassHousing, for which we have constructed multiple projects. We echo Mayor Shaunna O’Connell’s statement that home ownership is one of the cornerstone fundamentals of any community, which this project assists and supports, and we applaud Tremont Development for assembling a skilled, hardworking team which made this project a reality.”