Timberline Builds New Home for Local Youth

Home for Little Wanderers

Roxbury, MA – Timberline Construction Corporation recently completed a 12,500sf ground-up project for The Home for Little Wanderers in Roxbury. 

The Home for Little Wanderers’ mission is to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social, and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.

Timberline successfully worked in collaboration with owner’s project manager, Northstar, and project architect, Roundel47. The team started construction in November 2017 at The Home for Little Wanderers’ new group residence building situated on a tight urban site which included a 1,250sf accessory building.

The project took place in a residential neighborhood on a dead-end street, which required proactive planning for logistics, including constant parking and traffic monitoring.
Through the winter months into spring, a significant amount of ledge was removed by drilling and splitting the ledge from the Roxbury lot.

The project team established strict safety protocols and protective systems for project security and campus safety, installing temporary fencing, setting up multiple security cameras with motion detectors, and coordinating security patrols to keep the neighborhood and nearby children from entering the site.

The new campus includes a commercial kitchen, residential living spaces, multiple offices, an elevator, community spaces for activities, and a spacious attic that is home to both mechanical systems and IT room.

“The quality of Timberline’s work and their attentiveness to our needs, made them an excellent partner on this project.  They’ve come through with a building that meets the 21st century needs of a 200-year-old child welfare agency,” said Thomas Durling, The Home for Little Wanderers’ CFO.

Larry Carpenter, Timberline project executive reflects, “It was a privilege to be part of such a collaborative effort between all participants on this project. For me personally this is what it’s all about, building great projects that have a positive impact on our world with a team from multiple backgrounds and disciplines working towards a common goal. My best wishes to The Home and the children and families it supports.”