Parcel 24 ‘One Greenway’ holds construction meeting for residents
By Ling-Mei Wong
The Parcel 24 “One Greenway” project broke ground in August, with a community meeting held August 29 at 38 Oak Street, hosted by developers the Asian Community Development Corporation and the New Boston Fund. Builder Suffolk Construction also attended the meeting for the 362-unit development.
“This is the most affordable large-scale project in downtown Boston,” said Janelle Chan, executive director of ACDC. “It doubles the affordable homeownership rate in Chinatown.”
Two buildings will be on the site bordered by Kneeland and Hudson streets, with the first 21-storey building expected to be completed by summer 2015. A second five- or six-storey building across from the existing Hudson Street tenements will be built after the first building is done. The first high-rise building has 217 market-rate units and 95 affordable units for rentals, while the second building will have 50 condos for affordable home ownership. An underground parking lot will have 137 parking spaces, including 50 public spaces.
Construction work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parking will be blocked off on Hudson Street, but not south of Harvard Street.
Tai Tung Village chairman Henry Yee asked what flood protection was planned, as TTVwas built 40 years ago and experienced sinking foundations 10 years ago. The high-rise building will be built on a foundation and parking lot going 40 feet down, with deep foundation piles or poles underneath that reach bedrock. Chinatown’s soil quality is poor because the area was formerly sandy beaches.
Suffolk Construction is recruiting Boston residents, minorities and women to work on the site. If they are not union members, Suffolk can help them apply. Interested individuals can submit applications at the job site.
For more information, individuals can contact Ernie Carrier of Suffolk Construction at (617) 799-1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Brian McPherson at (617) 517-4446 or email@example.com.
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