The elevator shaft under construction at The Commons at Forest Hills Station, a 280-unit apartment complex at New Washington and Washington streets. Credit: Chris Helms
The amount of construction going on around Forest Hills is staggering. As the Casey Overpass is demolished, next door the elevator shaft for The Commons at Forest Hills Station, a 280-unit apartment complex at New Washington and Washington streets, has been rising. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:
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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.
Removal of rubble from demolished buildings on the Hughes Oil Site. This area once had a huge wood frame coal bins built by the Metropolitan Coal Company about 1900 and then replaced by gasoline tanks by Gulf Oil Company. Photo credit: Richard Heath
Demolition of the former Hughes Oil Company and related buildings began on Thursday to make way for the 280 apartments of the Commons at Forest Hills Station developed by Brennan-Corcoran Partners. The cluster building development won approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Oct. 17, 2013.