The $15.8 million occupied rehabilitation of Symphony Plaza Towers involved the successful renovation of a 404 unit multifamily community with ground floor commercial space. Built in 1980 as two developments – Symphony Plaza East and Symphony Plaza West – the respective 14-story and 16-story buildings are located on Massachusetts Avenue near Boston Symphony Hall.
Property improvements included life safety upgrades that involved fire alarm and HVAC systems, significant electrical system upgrades, new entry doors, common area improvements, and renovations to unit kitchens and bathrooms. Unit reconfiguration and refinements were required for full compliance with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards. The rehabilitation involved repairs that re-secured the ½” thick Qasal mineral fiber cement panels that make up, along with the windows, the exterior skin of the building. The upgrades resulted in the preservation and enhancement of critical affordable housing resources for the City of Boston.