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242 Spencer Construction Update

Brief update regarding the construction of new affordable homes at 242 Spencer Avenue.

What's happening on the site?

Since our last update in October, NEI General Contracting has been working on excavating soil from the site in order to prepare for the new building’s foundation. The soil that was unsuitable for construction was removed from the site and taken to a landfill.

The excavation began in the area of the site closest to the Stockton Street and Spencer Avenue intersection. Since that area was excavated, NEI proceeded with forming and pouring concrete for the foundation’s footings, and has begun pouring concrete foundation walls.

The foundation footings and walls are scheduled to be completed within the next two weeks.

Upcoming work on Stockton Street

Up next at the site, NEI will work on connections to the various utilities that will serve the new building – water, sewer, and fire protection. Currently, we expect this work to start next week, December 4, and it could last for approximately two weeks. Some portions of this work will require NEI to access underground utilities under portions of Stockton Street. While NEI will not be closing Stockton Street, the work may impact the flow of traffic. NEI will work with the City of Chelsea to take safety precautions as necessary throughout the duration of this work.

We understand that this will create some inconvenience for neighbors, and parents and staff of the Burke schools. NEI will make every effort to have this work completed as safely and efficiently as possible.

Who can I call?

If you have any questions or concerns about the excavation and construction, please reach out to NEI General Contracting at the numbers below:

  • Site Superintendent, Steve Miers: 508-509-1042
  • Assistant Superintendent, Cory Madore: 339-235-0753
  • Project Manager, Alex Garcia-Mendoza: 781-885-3742

For general questions about the 242 Spencer development, please reach out to The Neighborhood Developers:

  • Cassie Mann: 617-889-1375

We know that any construction project will impact those who live, work, and go to school nearby. Both NEI General Contracting and The Neighborhood Developers, as well as all workers at 242 Spencer, will work to mitigate the impacts that this project will have on your day-to-day lives.

We will continue to provide regular updates throughout construction, at least once per month. If you have friends, family, or neighbors who would like to stay informed about the project, please share this message with them. You can also check out our project website, which will be another place to follow updates during construction.

Thank you for reading and for your patience as we work to bring affordable homes to Chelsea families!


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