109 Irving Street Renovation Project

 

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Project Update: October 2021

  • The work at 109 Irving Street is substantially complete and the contractor will have a limited presence in the building going forward. 
  • Testing and commissioning work continues, and ensuring the building's automated systems are fully operational. This process will continue through early winter when furniture delivery will begin.

Project Update: September 2021:

  • There will be no construciton activity at 109 Irving on Monday, September 6, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.
  • The contractor will have a reduced presence onsite in September, however, some work continues to prepare 109 Irving Street for final inspections.
  • Work hours Monday through Friday are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The work should not create any additional disturbances for neighbors.
  • The contractor may also be working on some Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Most of the work on Saturdays will take place inside the house.

Project Update: August 2021:

  • General construction activity continues within the job site on both the inside and outside of the building.
  • Beginning in April, workers began clearing the yard using some general construction equipment, including a bobcat and a mini-excavator, to level the ground and prepare it for landscaping. Some trucks were on site to transport excess material away from the site and deliver new soil for landscaping.
  • Landscaping is expected to continue throughout August, depending on the weather. The landscaping activity, equipment, and presence of work crews will generate some noise, though not more than abutters have experienced thus far, and possibly some vibration. 
  • Abutters will be notified and this site will be updated if the work is expected to result in any noticeable noise over and above general construction activity.
  • The contractor plans to work until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to expedite the schedule. The work should not create any additional disturbances for neighbors.
  • The contractor may also be working on some Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Most of the work on Saturdays will take place inside the house.

 

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109 Irving Street Overview

Originally built in 1893, the house at 109 Irving Street was generously purchased and gifted to Harvard Law School in 2018. Throughout the course of the next several months, the historic home will undergo a full restoration both inside and out. The restoration project began in mid-November 2019, with project completion scheduled for August 2021. During this time, neighbors will see work crews and construction equipment, and will experience general construction activity between the project’s City-approved work hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

General Project Information:

  • Fencing was placed around the property and exterior work began on the back of the home in mid-November 2019. The project is expected to be finished by mid-August 2021.
  • All exterior work will be completed with period appropriate materials and details.
  • Inside the home, the first-floor layout and original detail will remain, while the upper floors will be fully renovated and modernized.
  • Landscaping will take place in the Spring of 2021.