Monday, January 11, 2016

Canadian Modular Factory Delivers the Goods to Massachusetts

The first of three apartment buildings, a 36-unit modular complex on Route 6 in Dartmouth, MA, is just about finished and set for occupancy at the end of January, according to builder Paul Carrig of Bristol Pacific Homes.

And soon-to-be residents are lining up for a spot in the new apartments. The wait list for apartments on the property includes as many as 180 applicants, according to Jay Williams of Midway Realty, one of the developers of the 40-plus-acre parcel that was once known for as home to the famous amusement park.

"There's been a lot of interest in the new units," Williams said, adding that Peabody Properties is managing the sales.

The rest of the property houses dozens of new single-family homes and two more apartment buildings will soon be built — a 48-unit building is slated for construction later this year and the third, a 42-unit building, is scheduled to be built in 2017, according to Carrig.

Lincoln Park was opened in 1894 and for nearly 100 years was a staple for tourism and entertainment on the SouthCoast. Senators and first ladies visited the park and the Comet rollercoaster was one of the most famous coasters in New England for decades.

"Once we get more buildings up, more infrastructure, then the commercial space will get going," Carrig said.

Williams said that he's already had inquiries from "a couple of banks" and other businesses for space on the lot near the Dartmouth and Westport line.

The new apartment building was built using modular construction; units were assembled in a factory in Quebec, Canada, and shipped to the site, according to Carrig.

"It's a quicker process, something like this would normally take 10 months and we started at the end of September," said Carrig.

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