Kaplan Construction recently started construction on JFK Crossing, a five-story, 42,000 SF mixed-use building at 420 Harvard Street in Brookline, Mass. Kaplan is responsible for demolition and construction management for the project, which is expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.
Named JFK Crossing after its proximity to John F. Kennedy’s former family home, the building will feature 25 residential units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, with 25 percent of the units set aside as affordable housing (40B). The podium-style building will feature two retail spaces on the first floor and 24 spaces in an underground parking garage. Amenities will include bicycle parking, a shared outdoor landscaped patio, and common space.
A three-story commercial building was demolished to make way for the new mixed-use building. Located on a tight urban lot at the corner of Fuller Street and Harvard Street, the building sits across from a busy municipal parking lot and is adjacent to a single-family home and a kosher grocery store. Kaplan performed structural modifications to the store to accommodate the new below-grade parking garage.
- We’re excited to see construction starting at JFK Crossing. Kaplan Construction knows Brookline well and specializes in working on tight urban sites. We were impressed with their mixed-use and multi-family experience and eagerly anticipate the completion of another successful project.Jonathan Berit-ParkesDirector of ConstructionAura Properties LLC
Renderings courtesy of Embarc Studio
ClientAura Properties LLC
- Preconstruction Planning
- Construction Management