Holyoke Farms Apartments
Kaplan Construction was recently selected to construct a new 17,000 SF, three-story apartment building and perform renovations to existing apartments at Holyoke Farms in Holyoke, Mass.
Upon completion, the project will offer 229 units of mixed income family housing across 32 buildings, including 217 renovated two- and three-bedroom townhouse apartments. A new three-story apartment building will replace an existing two-story residential building on Holyoke’s campus and will provide 12 fully accessible housing units, community space, laundry room, and a new management office.
Kaplan performed the demolition of the existing residential structure containing eight townhouse units, before starting construction on the new three-story building that will take its place. The ground-up project will include site work, new utility entrances, a ground water retention system, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Concurrently, the company will perform “back-to-the-studs” renovations to 217 full baths on the campus’ existing residential units.
Extensive site work includes repaving the parking lots and sidewalks throughout the complex and adding “pocket parks” with landscaping and benches to create community gathering spaces.
- We selected Kaplan for their strength in managing occupied renovations. They were extremely helpful in providing preconstruction services through the predevelopment period. They communicated clearly with us and the sub-consultants, making sure everyone was on the same page. Their responsiveness, management and control of the construction process contributed enormously to the success of this project during a time of construction pricing volatility.Felicia JacquesVice president & managing director of developmentMaloney Properties
ArchitectGuzman Prufer Architects
- Preconstruction Planning
- Construction Management