NEWTON, MA–Construction Manager Colantonio Inc. recently started construction of Haywood House, 55 new units of affordable housing for the Newton Housing Authority (NHA).
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 7th at John F. Kennedy Circle and featured guest speakers such as Richard Kronish, chairman of the Newton Housing Authority, and City of Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Also in attendance was Karen “Katy” Haywood, whose late husband, Reverend Howard Haywood, played a crucial role in getting the project to construction. Haywood was passionate about affordable housing as well as civil rights, and tirelessly worked to make Newton a welcoming city for everyone.
The new building will include amenities for residents such as a community center, laundry facilities, fitness & community center, as well as multiple decks and lounge areas. The scope of work incorporates related parking, demolition of the existing community center building as well as landscape improvements.
Anser Advisory is the Owner’s Project Manager for the project, which was designed by BWA Architecture.