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affordable housing 40 Units

Construction Update: January 10, 2020



Construction is moving right along at Frost Terrace! New windows have been installed in buildings C & D and framing is underway in buildings A, C & D. The foundation work is underway for the new building (Building B).

Over the next THREE WEEKS the following construction activities will take place:

  • Ongoing interior and exterior structural framing
  • Plumbing, HVAC and electrical rough
  • Continued foundation and footing work for Building B
  • Prep for steel delivery and erection

If you'd like to see a detailed construction timeline, scroll to the bottom of the "Info" page to access the master schedule and 3-week look ahead. To see more photos of the site conditions, click the "Photos" tab. We will be uploading construction progress photos as often as possible.

We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment here; and we'll respond as soon as we can.


DRONE VIDEO: 1791 BUILDING MOVE

We are thrilled to share with you the drone video of the 1791 building move!

After months of preparation, the historic 1791 house was lifted and moved west toward Mass Ave., and north toward the Lunder Arts Center. Thank you so much for your patience; we know this has been long-awaited!

Check out the Photos tab to see more aerial videos of the site!


Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section. We are really enjoying the dialogue with you. Thanks!

Site Conditions: November, 6, 2019


A lot of progress has been made at FROST TERRACE! We're excited to share the latest on the work underway.

  • 1791 Mass Ave - Bldg. A
  • Perimeter footings cast
  • Wall formwork and rebar in progress
  • 1789 Mass Ave - Bldg. B
  • Forming footings in progress
  • Excavation mostly complete
  • 1 and 2 Frost Terrace - Bldg C & D
  • Steel installed on upper roof
  • DensGlass installed
  • Re-pointing and waterproofing complete

Stay tuned for an updated construction schedule coming soon!

We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment HERE; and we'll respond as soon as we can.


1791 Mass Ave. Building Move Happening SOON!

The 1791 Massachusetts Avenue building relocation will begin TOMORROW (FRIDAY) OCTOBER 4TH! The building move will likely start in the afternoon and will carry over into Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8th.

Please stop by the site to observe the building as it moves closer to Lesley's Lunder Arts Center and forward towards Mass Ave to make room for the new construction building that will be located behind it.

We will be recording the move via a stationary camera to create a time lapse video and drone for an aerial view and will post the footage to this website once it's been edited. As always, please reach out with any questions or comments.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

-The Frost Terrace Team

Construction Update: October, 2, 2019

If you spend much time in Porter Square, you've probably noticed the growing construction activity at Frost Terrace! We're excited to share with you the progress underway.

Over the next TWO WEEKS the following construction activities will take place:

  • Relocation of the 1791 Mass Ave. Building.
  • Form and pour foundation for 1791 Mass Ave. Building.
  • Excavate, remove soils, and prep for footings for the 1789 Mass Ave Building.

If you'd like to see a detailed construction timeline, scroll to the bottom of the "Info" page to access the master schedule and 3-week look ahead. To see more photos of the site conditions, click the "Photos" tab. We will be uploading construction progress photos weekly!

We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment here; and we'll respond as soon as we can.


Construction Update: September, 10, 2019

If you live or work nearby, you've probably noticed how quickly construction has been progressing on Frost Terrace! We're excited to share the latest on the work underway.

In about 2 weeks, the 1791 Mass Ave. building will be relocated! As you can see from the photos, the building is almost fully lifted. The relocation process itself is expected to take 2 days, one day to move the building forward, and one day to move the building to the side and set down. Our construction team is hard at work digging the foundation for the building's new location. Once the new foundation is complete, which we anticipate will be in 2 weeks, the relocation process can begin!


We will update you as soon as we have a firm date for the relocation. We'd love for you to come in person to watch the 1791 building be moved! Stay tuned for more details to come!


We appreciate our neighbors' patience with the ongoing construction and are working hard to minimize any disruptions. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing work please post a comment here https://courbanize.com/projects/frost-terrace/comments, and we'll respond as soon as we can.

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Cambridge, MA
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