Newton, MA Construction manager Colantonio Inc. has begun construction on 2Life Communities’ Golda Meir House expansion project.
The firm is building additions of 45,000 and 30,000 s/f to either side of the independent living community, which will house 68 new residential units. Eleven existing units will also be renovated. A reconfigured parking lot will accommodate 27 additional parking spaces and provide access to a new ADA-accessible entrance to the building.
The new apartments, a mix of one and two-bedrooms, will be affordable to seniors with a range of incomes, with nine being designated for chronically homeless individuals.
The project was designed with sustainable features to comply with both Energy Star Multifamily New Construction and 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria New Construction certification requirements.
Colantonio completed a comprehensive, occupied renovation to the Golda Meir House in 2018. The work included upgrades to all 199 units, HVAC and MEP systems, and all interior and exterior common areas.
The architect for the current expansion project is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and the owner’s project manager is WaypointKLA.