Academy Homes II Apartments

Project Name: Academy Homes II Apartments
Location: Roxbury, MA
General Contractor: OHP (Peabody Const. Joint Venture)
Project Value: $58,946,545
Sector: Commercial Housing
Timeframe: 2001 – 2003

Project Features:

  • New construction
  • 3- story wood frame townhouses
  • 236 affordable housing units
  • Energy Star standards
  • 22 buildings (20- Residential, 1-Community, 1- Maintenance)
  • Implemented Value Engineering changes

Project Description:

The Academy Homes of Boston is a residential development for Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and HUD.  The project consisted of demolition and removal of nine existing structures on three separate parcels.  New construction consisted of 236 affordable family housing units that included 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 bedroom apartments.  There are 20 residential buildings, one community building, and one maintenance facility that were constructed around steep terrain and large rock outcroppings which created a variety of smaller residential neighborhoods on three different sites with central green areas.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Executive Vice President duties at OHP / PCC during construction
  • Dispute resolution of thirty-two Subcontractor accounts totaling $2.9 million
  • Prepared for and participated in three dispute resolution mediations associated with three Subcontractor accounts totaling $1.9 million that settled for $680K
  • Prepared for and participated in (provided testimony) the trial of a $1.5 million Subcontractor dispute that resulted in a $553K judgment
  • Prepared for and participated in (provided testimony) the trial of a $5.5 million affirmative claim that resulted in a $800K judgment
  • Participated in formulating, submitting and negotiating a $2.9 million, seven-month request for equitable adjustment time extension (delay claim)

Architect:
Chia-Ming Sze Arch., Inc.
Boston, MA  02110

Structural Engineer:
Lim Consultants, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

MEP Engineer:
Shekar & Associates
East Weymouth, MA