December 16, 2016 Construction Begins at Fowler Clark
After more than two years of planning, we’re pleased to announce that we have started the first phase of construction of the rehabilitation of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in Mattapan. Our general contractor, M.J. Mawn, Inc., has begun much-needed structural and envelope repairs to the circa 1860 carriage barn. This phase was accelerated to ensure the building would not suffer further damage if this winter’s weather is harsh with heavy snow loads, as we experienced in the winter of 2015. In addition to structural repairs, Mawn will be restoring the clapboards (thought to be original), trim, hayloft door, windows and rolling barn door. The barn will also receive a new roof.
Meanwhile, permitting and other necessary approvals continue on the following phases of construction: interior construction of the barn and complete rehabilitation of the farmhouse. We anticipate these phases will begin in a couple of months, with completion and a certificate of occupancy expected in late summer/early fall of 2017.