Historic Neighborhood Centers program so far, it is that commercial property owners often need some special convincing before embarking on a preservation-based improvement project.
By late summer, HBI will begin construction at 1510-1514 Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, and the building’s unattractive bronze-color corrugated metal siding is at the top of the list of things to go.
ReStore Program, faciliated by Fields Corner Main Street, Inc.) and other sources of funding could be attracted to support a $280,000 project.
Then there is the suite of services that HBI is providing to sweeten the deal. In addition to serving as the primary lender, HBI will be the project manager for the work and serve as Mr. Golden’s representative to the project architect—Amory Architects—and the eventual contractor. This will ensure that the work proceeds smoothly, and will relieve some of the day to day pressure on the Goldens, who have never undertaken such a major project.