Newton, MA – Pinck & Co. Inc., a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm in Boston, has completed Phase 3 of the renovation of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly’s (JCHE) Golda Meir House in Newton.
Pinck & Co. is the project manager for the renovation of the 199-unit senior housing complex and is working with Colantonio, Inc. and Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects. Building Engineering Resources, Inc. is providing upgrades to the HVAC system as well as the fire suppression, plumbing, and electrical and fire alarm systems for the building.
Phase 3 renovations consist of upgrades to the external entrances and improvements throughout the building’s ground floor. These include new common areas, a lobby, mail room, game room, and store, which have been designed to “create a vibrant village center and better encourage residents to participate in our broad array of activities,” according to Zoe Weinrobe, JCHE’s director of real estate innovation.
Phase 2, completed in the spring of 2017, involved building a fully renovated commercial kitchen and dining area. When the project is complete, all residences will be redesigned with new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and finishes. Twenty-two of the units will be fully accessible, and five units will be designed for the hearing impaired.
The 24-month project is being built while the community remains in full operation. The $31 million renovation was made possible by the private-public partnership between JCHE, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, MassHousing, Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development, and Wells Fargo.
The refinancing of Golda Meir House, built in two phases in 1978 and 1995, guarantees preservation of long-term affordability for a range of incomes.
“We are proud be working on behalf of JCHE on this important renovation project for Golda Meir House,” said Jennifer Pinck, president and founder of Pinck & Co. “We have a great team in place to provide the many upgrades that are needed throughout the building.”