Harbor Point Redevelopment

Project Name: Harbor Point Redevelopment
Location: Dorchester, MA
General Contractor: Vernon Construction (PCC Company)
Project Value: $130,000,000
Project Owner: Corcoran Jennison & Inc.
Sector: Commercial Housing
Timeframe: 1986 – 1989

Project Features:

  • New construction/renovation
  • 59 buildings on a 50-acre waterfront site
  • 1,283-unit housing project – HUD financed
  • 29 new wood-framed townhouse buildings
  • Renovation of 13 buildings
  • Health Center
  • Community Center

Project Description:

Situated on a 50-acre waterfront site, during the late 80’s this nationally acclaimed 1,283-unit housing project was considered the largest residential urban renewal program in the United States. The project consisted of the renovation of 13 – three and seven-story masonry buildings, construction of 15 – new mid-rise block and plank masonry buildings, and 29 – new wood-frame townhouses, a health center, and community center. The magnitude of the project, which was the largest bonded job in the City of Boston at the time, was complicated by the relocation of the existing 400 families to temporary housing onsite during the construction process. A new, restored street grid was created to provide access to the 59 building development and exterior amenities included a long, formal mall open space boulevard lined with trees, two tennis courts, Olympic sized swimming pool and a waterfront park with sidewalks lining the water’s edge.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Project Superintendent for the 13 renovation buildings from start to finish
  • Punch-list expeditor overseeing the completion of the owner/architect punch-list for the entire project
  • Supervise, direct, and document all day-to-day job site activities
  • Responsible for: creating/maintaining CPM project schedule; managing subcontractor performance; providing a safe working environment; completing work within budget amounts