RAD at Putnam Gardens

Putnam Gardens work, planned as part of the RAD-initiated modernization project, includes the phased construction of interior apartment upgrades along with complete building systems upgrades to the boiler plants, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, as well as the replacement of current interior trash chute systems with a series of four outside trash rooms. Additional work includes masonry restoration, landscaping, civil infrastructure and other site work improvements across the development.

RAD Conversion Date: January 1, 2015
Construction Start: January 2015
Date of Completion: December 2018

Architect: Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Boston, MA
Contractor: CTA Construction Managers, Waltham, MA

Relocation: Putnam Gardens will remain approximately 85% to 90% occupied during the construction period. The scope of work will require temporary relocation on a phased basis for approximately five months in each phase during the 48-month construction period. Putnam Garden residents will be offered the opportunity to move to another CHA development during their phase of construction or to use Section 8 resources to find a temporary apartment in the private market. Residents who relocate off-site are guaranteed the option to return at the completion of construction.

For general questions about the Putnam Gardens revitalization please contact Carsten Snow-Eikelberg at 617-520-6259 or csnow-eikelberg@cambridge-housing.org.

For relocation related questions please contact Camille Perry at 617-405-5553 or cperry@cambridge-housing.org or Rashida Golden Jolly at 617-405-5554 or rjolly@cambridge-housing.org.

For construction issues please contact Josh Santos at 617-401-4311 or jsantos@cambridge-housing.org

Putnam Gardens – General Information