NEI General Contracting Completes 72-Unit Maple on Franklin in Holbrook, Massachusetts

by Jeff Shaw

HOLBROOK, Mass. — NEI General Contracting has completed construction of Maple on Franklin in Holbrook, approximately 15 miles south of Boston.

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions is developer of the $18.5 million project. The 67,000-square-foot, four-story apartment building features 72 one-bedroom units for residents 62 and older.

The four-acre site is within the town center and walking distance to a number of town services and a block away from the town’s senior center. NEI demolished two aging buildings on the site before beginning construction.

Designed by The Narrow Gate, more than 500 applications were submitted for the 72 available units.

Maple on Franklin is designed to achieve Passive House certification. The resulting performance produces approximately a 90 percent reduction in heating and cooling energy usage and up to a 75 percent reduction in primary energy usage compared to homes built to conventional building codes.

Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) provided financing through its Green & Healthy Housing Program, which provides lower interest rates and other financial incentives for owners who invest in increased energy efficiency and healthy building design.Other project partners include civil engineer Hardy + Man Design Group; structural engineer L.A. Fuess Partners; MEP/FP engineer Petersen Engineering; and CBA Landscape Architects.

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