The development project at 10 Somerset Ave. is well underway and on schedule. Abatement of the building was completed before March 1 and demolition of the structure started last week and will continue throughout the month. At this time, the demolition crew is focusing on gently removing the façade of the front of the building.
Procopio Companies, the developer of the project, has just received the foundation and building permits and will continue to work with Town officials, not only to coordinate construction activities on his site, but also, to coordinate with P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc., contractor for the Center Business District to ensure that both projects move forward simultaneously and without disruption. The Center Business District deals with infrastructure improvements.
Ground improvement and foundation work for the new building will commence in April following demolition and debris cleanup.
Suzanne Martucci, of Winthrop Book Depot on Somerset Ave., commenting on the new building said, “We’re really excited to see work starting. And we’re happy with how well the demolition is going, it’s very methodical and safe and honestly pretty fascinating to watch.”
The new building will be home to 29 apartments with a first floor commercial store front and 25 parking spots.
According to Town Manager Austin Faison, Center Business District construction will begin again on March 22.