WOBURN and SOMERVILLE, MA (MMD Newswire) February 14, 2013 -- Landmark Structures Corporation (www.landmarkstructures.com), a Woburn-based commercial general contractor and construction management company, has been selected as General Contractor for a Somerville, MA project for Volunteers of America Massachusetts.
Landmark Structures will work to build, restore, and retrofit the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center (MBVC), a 15,000 square foot three-story brick building located at 1323 Broadway, Somerville, MA, into 22 transitional and seven permanent housing units for homeless and at-risk veterans. The goal of the MBVC is to increase the availability of affordable alcohol- and drug-free housing for veterans in the Metro Boston region.
According to William J. Glasser, President/CEO of Landmark Structures, the structure will be completely gutted and part of the plan includes the installation of new, energy-efficient systems. The existing building was previously used as a nursing home, and youth facility. The $2.7 million project should be completed later this year.
The MBVC units will serve the populations of Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties, and is expected to provide significant, long lasting and positive outcomes in the lives of the veteran population. In Massachusetts, estimates are that more than 1,400 homeless veterans are in need of housing on any given night.
Thomas Bierbaum, Volunteers of America Massachusetts President and CEO stated, "I am incredibly proud to further expand our services to the veterans who have so bravely served our country. We are honored to stand by their side and support them." Bierbaum added that, "Our approach at the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center will allow for a deep and lasting impact on the residents."
The design includes a "country kitchen" in the basement to allow for community or individual meals to accommodate their newly established work or community life in Somerville and the surrounding area. This is in addition to the sober transitional and permanent housing units, counseling rooms, offices, lounges and meeting areas.
"We are very pleased to be working with Volunteers of America Massachusetts," said Glasser, who added, "This is a great project not only in the scope of work but in the goals that it will accomplish. We are glad to be able to put our expertise to work to create a welcoming environment for our military veterans."
About Landmark Structures
Landmark Structures (www.landmarkstructures.com), founded by William Glasser in 1993, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 25-person company is an expert in the field of affordable housing and has built numerous such projects in the state, including a number which are LEED certified. Additionally, Landmark Structures serves the multi-unit residential and commercial markets as both General Contractor and Construction Manager. Landmark Structure's work has won awards from the NESEA (NorthEast Sustainable Energy Association), the Dorchester Economic Development Corporation, the Cambridge Historical Association and the Sierra Club. Landmark Structures serves the construction needs of Eastern Massachusetts. For additional information, please call 781-376-1801 or visit www.landmarkstructures.com.
About Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Volunteers of America of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those most in need, especially the vulnerable, the hardest to serve, and those facing multiple challenges. Our work touches the mind, body, heart, and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. We provide comprehensive programs for veterans, at-risk youth, adults and youth in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, elders in need of housing and health services, those in need of mental health treatment, and ex-offenders reentering the community. For more information about the MBVC or any of our programs please call 617-522-8086 or visit us online at: www.voamass.org