Wall Breaking Ceremony for 6 Fort Street

Quincy, MA, November 8, 2010- Davis Square Architects' staff excitedly joined the development team, funders and state officials in the wall breaking ceremony hosted by the Asian Community Development Corporation. The ceremony for the 6 Fort Street project in Quincy, MA, marks the start of construction for the project which has been in design and planning since 2008.

6 Fort Street is situated in a convenient location, a 5-minute walk from downtown Quincy Center and near public transportation and many neighborhood amenities. The project is the adaptive reuse of two buildings, the old St. Paul's Methodist Church and an adjacent office building

With careful planning and respect for the historic church building, the design consolidates the two buildings into a cohesive plan that includes 34 units of affordable housing, a new parking garage, and outdoor recreation and playground space. The two structures will be connected by a common corridor on the ground level. In addition to reusing two buildings, the project will incorporate sustainable features such as covered bicycle racks, plantings, and possibly photovoltaic panels on the roof which will provide the electricity for the common areas of the building.

The project is funded by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC), State Street Bank in state low-income housing tax credits, the Department of Housing & Community Development, the City of Quincy, and state and federal grants and loans.

Click here to see the full news story from the Boston Globe.