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.
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 www.livetreadmark.com