The Commons at Forest Hills Station is in the tear-down phase. Demolition by RSG Company from Lowell of the old NACA office. Credit: Richard Heath
After the community meetings are over and zoning approvals given, the real work begins.
Demolition of Forest Hills Commons began earlier this month and the site was cleared in two-three weeks. RSG Demolition from Lowell is doing the work. Steve Guerette is the owner and supervisor. A broad cluster of buildings with 280 apartments will begin rising in 2015. Utile is the architect. Corcoran/Brennen are the developers.
Across town on the Jamaica Plain-Brookline line is rising another enormous housing development. Olmsted Place at 161 South Huntington Ave. is developed by the Boston Residential Group. This is a $75 million development with 196 apartments. The subject of lawsuits, demonstrations and much outcry, it nevertheless received unanimous zoning approval in November 2013. Demolition was completed by the end of March 2014 and framing is well underway in November. ADD is the architect.
Here are photos of progress on both sites, plus renderings of the finished products.