Benchmark Plans $13M Renovation at Evans Park at Newton Corner in Massachusetts

by Jeff Shaw

NEWTON, Mass. — Benchmark Senior Living has planned a $13 million renovation project at Evans Park at Newton Corner in the Boston suburb of Newton.

The project will modernize the 30-year-old assisted living and memory care community. It is scheduled for completion in early 2024.

The project is also honoring the building’s history, which dates back to 1905, by adding external lighting to highlight unique architectural features. Built by famed developer Warren Evans, “The Evans,” as it was first known, was considered to be the most beautiful apartment complex in the city, according to Benchmark.

Bechtel Frank Erickson designed the project and South Coast Improvement will serve as general contractor. All spaces will feature interior design by Boston-based Stefura Associates.

“Evans Park at Newton Corner was one of the first communities I developed almost 30 years ago,” says Tom Grape, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark. “It was the first in Massachusetts created for assisted living, and it’s been a beloved part of Newton Corner ever since.”

Over the past couple of years, Benchmark has invested heavily in the Newton area. In 2020, Benchmark transformed another Newton historical landmark, the former Andover Newton Theological School, which dates to the 1700s, to open Adelaide of Newton Centre. Last year, Benchmark also completed an $11 million renovation of The Falls at Cordingly Dam in Newton Lower Falls.

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