Construction Tops Off at Natick Family Housing

Crane lifting a modular box at topping off of Natick project site

We’ve “topped off” the family housing project for U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center!

This modular design-build project had the 124th and final prefabricated module flown and connected into place last week, marking an important milestone in this project. This effort could not have been done without the grit and skilled work of our trade contractors.

This housing project will provide housing for the soldiers at the Natick USACE Army base, and includes the construction of 28 replacement housing units along with site improvements to the Heritage Lane and General Greene Avenue housing areas.

The Heritage Lane Housing Area includes 20 new townhouses and 4 duplexes, while the General Greene Avenue Housing Area has 4 single family structures. Units contain 3-4 bedrooms and vary in size from 1,950 to 2,500 sf. The project scope also includes garages, patios, neighborhood amenities and more. The site is bordered by private housing, wetlands and a rail trail. This will be LEED Silver certified.

The work leading to this milestone involved the demolition of 27 existing military housing units, sidewalk and roadway removal, carport demolition, and, like many development projects in the area, navigating through the challenges related to COVID-19.

Following module install, the team continues to make progress with the installation of tile flooring and quartz countertops, with drywall finishing ongoing in preparation for paint. Siding installation and overhead garage doors are being installed. MEPs continue to progress, with box-to-box connections in each unit. Now that the weather is milder, site amenities, including playgrounds and a half basketball court will soon be underway, along with landscaping, patios, sidewalks, and curbing.

This milestone celebrates the conclusion of modular installation onsite as well as the crew that put the pieces together. We are proud of our team of trade partners that pushed this project forward all while paying thoughtful attention to COVID-19 and OSHA guidelines, keeping the jobsite moving with health and safety in mind.

Sid Massaro, Superintendent


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Established in 1985, Khalsa Design, Inc. is an award-winning design firm specializing in multifamily housing, hospitality and mixed-use developments. Located in Somerville, MA, KDI is continuously working to improve the community in which we reside, with developers and city officials across New England.