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New development on beginning of Main Street sparkles.
Photo by JOSH RESNEK

New Construction Abound in Everett

By Josh Resnek

The building boom in Everett coinciding with the need for housing and the availability of lower interest financing during the past five years has changed the face of the city.

Thousands of new units have been built in a wave of new construction that is continuing.

With interest rates rising rapidly in the effort to stem inflation, it is anyone’s guess how long the building boom can last.

The need for new housing is overwhelming.

How the housing is designed, what exterior finishes and accessories are used, what color considerations are followed, all have a great deal to do with the final look.

A smaller multi-unit development on Main Street looks crisp and sharp. It has the upscale feel of a Cambridge property but here it is on Main Street in Everett.

The mix of exterior brick, with wood paneling and modest overhangs with smaller pillars and rather spectacular fourth floor spaces looking like massive dormers provide a number of positive design elements all going on at the same time.

The white trim around black windows is also a special touch.

The builder knew what he was doing. This is a beautifully executed multi-family space.

The period lighting on the refinished sidewalks — all good. Actually better than good.

The former St. Theresa’s Church on Broadway just beyond Glendale Square has been turned into a block of lovely new housing — again — crisply put together with aesthetically pleasing styles, colors and mixture of brick and paneling and white window frames.

New sidewalks and period lighting gives a bit of charm to the overall look of the project.

The architect, the Architectural Team from Chelsea, has also provided for a grotto.

Former St. Theresa’s Church on Broadway features a grotto.
Photo by JOSH RESNEK

The Grotto is composed of elements from the church that were saved from the wrecker’s ball — another instance of thoughtfulness in recreating the former church on the corner of Broadway.

A pass by this location reveals two pillars from the church that were reconstructed as well as the granite and stone arch. When plated and grassed with benches all around, this will be as unique a new space as you might find anywhere, let alone on Broadway Everett.

Behind the new Broadway building are a number of townhouses that are part of the project. They all follow the same square styling with white window frames set into spaces trimmed with different colored paneling and siding. The effect on that block is again crisp and clean, tight and good looking. The use of the former church property has been well thought out by the Architectural Team.

Elm Street Grocery transformation.
Photo by JOSH RESNEK

Just outside of Glendale Square, builders are finishing up a major reclamation project which features the entire reconfiguration of a lesser several different styles of exterior paneling and shingling which gives the place a modern look with touches of what used to be.

Again, this another example of crisp, clean, tight construction which is an overall improvement of the neighborhood.

This is the re-creation of the Elm Street Grocery constructed by local builder Robert Gatta.

Gatta is very proud of what he has built for the owner of the building.

The former site of the grocery, shall we say, had outlived its usefulness.

Using brick, raised paneling, white trim and redoing the front of store, as well as the interior, and building up with new units – well – this building into the example of what development out to be in a crowded neighborhood – And make no mistake – all Everett’s neighborhoods are crowded.

This building project was reconstructed upon the footprint of the lodging house that stood there.

The building has been entirely reconstructed inside and out.

Passerby note the building’s bold, solid lines, the use of subdued colors with black windows and white trim and is a great example of how to place a tasteful and well-built structure in one of the most crowded areas of the city.

Folks who move into those new apartments above the market don’t have far to go to shop at the market, at the bakery across the street, to get a haircut, to play a number or to buy a scratch ticket.

And there’s a bus stop out right out front.

Doesn’t get much better than this in a crowded neighborhood in Everett.

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