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A New Dawn for a Historic Mill in Lawrence

©Allan Dines.7796.0086On the morning of June 6th, we gathered in Lawrence with elected officials and our partners to break ground on our newest redevelopment: Van Brodie Mill. This adaptive reuse of a former mill that was originally built in 1919 is our first project in Lawrence, and will preserve an historic  structure while remediating a brownfields site, ultimately bringing 102 units of mixed-income housing to the Arlington Mills Historic District.

The groundbreaking featured an array of speakers, including Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan; Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera; State Representative Frank Moran; and MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay, a nod to the collaboration amongst our partners at the state and local level in transforming this historic property into much-needed housing.

©Allan Dines.7796.0175Van Brodie Mill will be built on four adjacent land parcels within the city’s 34-acre Arlington Mills Smart Growth Overlay District, containing two interconnected mill buildings with 100 units; a small, former incinerator building with two units; a water pump house, and a parking lot. The completed project will contain eight studio apartments, 25 one-bedroom apartments, 56 two-bedroom apartments and 13 three-bedroom apartments.

AED_0224 (1)While Van Brodie Mill may be Trinity’s first project in Lawrence, it is not our first foray into brownfield remediation, a process which we are also undertaking in the redevelopment of our 60 King building in Providence, which was once the site of the Imperial Knife Factory.

Construction started in January 2018 and is estimated to take approximately 18 months. We’re looking forward to opening our doors to the Lawrence community in the fall of 2019!

Jun 21, 2018
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Celebrating the topping off of Treadmark 2.0

By the Treadmark Team

On April 23, 2018, we joined together with partners, friends and the Ashmont/Peabody Square community to celebrate the topping-off of Treadmark 2.0. The milestone event, held across the street from the building at Tavolo Ristorante, celebrated the rebuild of the structure and roof just 10 months after a fire destroyed the original construction.

On hand at Tavolo were about 90 supporters of the project, including architects, builders, local retailers, neighbors, and future residents, who all signed a beam and raised a glass together to mark the halfway point of construction on the transit-oriented development in Ashmont/Peabody Square. In total, Treadmark will bring 83 new units of housing and ground floor retail with space for American Provisions, a locally-run artisanal grocer which will provide delicious options and new jobs for the Dorchester community.

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Jim Keefe, our principal, took time to thank Treadmark’s supporters and those committed to seeing the project rebuilt, saying that “as we rise from the ashes, people I don’t know tell me on the street how happy they are to see this building rising again. We’re not done yet, but we are celebrating today because it looks like a real building. The next part of our job is turning this building into people’s homes.” From Jim and our whole team at Trinity, we were, and are, so grateful to take the next step towards completing Treadmark 2.0, and we’re looking forward to November 2018 when construction is expected to be finished.

Take a look at the thoughtful column that ran on the event, written by the Dorchester Reporter’s Bill Forry.

And for more about Treadmark, check out

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May 15, 2018
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