Universal Provides Windows For Historic Renovation of Washington Park Apartments

December 15, 2014

Boston, MA – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to commemorate the opening of Washington Park Apartments, an eight-building, 96-unit apartment community located on Wyoming Street, Walnut Avenue and Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and Dorchester. Re-developed by the non-profit Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and WiSe Urban Development, a partnership between WinnDevelopment and Daryl Settles, the historic rehabilitation project consisted of an in-place renovation of the existing properties. The 130,000-square-foot rental community received historic tax credits from the state to help fund the renovations.

Universal Window and Door supplied nearly 400 historically accurate windows to ensure that the developers complied with the exacting standards of the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) by providing their Historic Series 800 single hung windows to the 25-39 Wyoming Street property that was originally built in 1928. The Architectural Team served as the architect and Canton-based Keith Construction was the contractor for the project.

WiSe and Nuestra also renovated all kitchens, bathrooms, as well as living areas, and completed high efficiency upgrades to the HVAC systems in each of the 96 units. Each apartment features new lighting and Energy Star appliances, including dishwashers, disposals, range and refrigerators. In addition, the mechanical and electrical systems in each building were upgraded and all windows and roves were replaced.

About Universal Window and Door

Founded in 1968, Universal Window and Door provides architects, general contractors and developers of Historic Buildings with high-quality, technologically-advanced aluminum custom window solutions. Our historic lines of windows are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the National Historic Register and the National Park Service, and we also provide window solutions along with a full line of products for the new construction of commercial, heavy commercial, institutional and residential projects. Learn more at www.universalwindow.com.