“We are creating a new neighborhood by transforming an unused parcel into a lively, eco-friendly urban residential community. There is a huge demand for housing in Boston, and we are confident that Tilia will serve as a model for developing other unused parcels in and around the City of Boston,” said Eric C. Seitz, vice president of Luzern Associates. “Kaplan Construction is an integral part of this process. They established a game plan to sit five buildings, a community park, an access road and all of the related infrastructure onto a small site. Kaplan devised an efficient strategy; their detailed planning and thoughtful execution is providing a smooth, stress-free construction process.”
Tilia is located in Boston’s hip Jamaica Plain neighborhood adjacent to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Forest Hills Orange Line Station for both T and commuter rail access, and in close proximity to the Southwest Corridor for connection to 16 bus routes and a bike path running to Back Bay. Residents have the best of city living, with a plethora of local restaurants, shops, bike paths and parks, including the Arnold Arboretum, all within walking distance.
RE/Max Destiny is the real estate broker. For more information, please visit the Tilia website.
Project team members include:
- Luzern Associates of Boston: Developer
- Urbanica, Inc. of Boston: Developer & Architect
- Eastern Bank of Lynn, Mass.: Financing
- RSE Associates, Inc. of Watertown, Mass.: structural engineer
- Panitsas Engineering Associates, Inc. of Boston: mechanical and plumbing engineer
- Verne G. Norman Associates Inc. of Weymouth, Mass.: electrical engineer
- Fernandez & Associates of Byfield, Mass.: fire protection engineer
- Ground, Inc. of Somerville, Mass.: landscape architect
About Kaplan Construction
Kaplan Construction is a WBE general contractor and construction management company that provides comprehensive building programs including preconstruction planning, construction management, design-build services, and general construction for commercial, healthcare, multi-family, worship, and institutional clients. Serving Greater Boston since 1976, Kaplan is dedicated to building trusted, long-lasting relationships with its staff and clients based on professional teamwork, personal service, and quality craftsmanship. The company’s proactive approach features lean building techniques and integrated project delivery (IPD) that often realize substantial cost savings and earlier completion dates for its clients, while its dedication to safety far surpasses industry standards. Kaplan has earned its reputation for excellent customer service and superb workmanship, and the company’s highly successful projects have garnered a long list of industry awards and repeat clients. For more information, please visit www.kaplanconstructs.com.
Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM
Rhino Public Relations