Newton, MA – Construction manager Colantonio Inc. recently started construction of Haywood House, 55 new units of affordable housing for the Newton Housing Authority (NHA).
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 7 at John F. Kennedy Circle and featured guest speakers Richard Kronish, NHA chairman, and City of Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Also in attendance was Karen “Katy” Haywood whose late husband, Reverend Howard Haywood, played a crucial role in getting the project to construction and was passionate about affordable housing and civil rights.
The new building will include amenities for residents such as a community center, laundry facilities, fitness and community center, and multiple decks and lounge areas. The scope of work incorporates related parking, demolition of the existing community center building, and landscape improvements.
Anser Advisory is the owner’s project manager for the project, which was designed by BWA Architecture.