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Hillside Residence construction progress

Construction of Hillside Residence, the Sisters of Providence new 36-unit affordable, elder housing project in West Springfield, is progressing according to plan with substantial completion expected in September and an opening forecast for October.

Speaking at the project’s March 8 Topping Off Ceremony, Sisters of Providence President Kathleen Popko noted, “Our anticipation is growing each day as we envision the possibilities of the benefits of the new building to the community, especially for elders who are at risk.”

As of August 15, the building’s roofing, cupola, and siding were finished, elevator installed, and patio and sidewalks well on their way to completion. The construction crew was installing sheetrock over electrical and plumbing work and the new facility’s HVAC, fire, safety and duct work systems. The mechanical equipment was in place and tradespeople were moving floor by floor installing baseboard flooring, doors, ceiling tiles and hardware.

The building’s final steps will include the installation of doors, flooring, finish woodwork, cabinets, and appliances. The grounds will be landscaped and enhanced by an attractive gazebo.

A chronological sampling of the construction progress follows:


Hillside Residence Topping Off ceremony

MARCH 8: Sister Kathleen Popko and West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt holding the signature plank they and others just signed during the new building’s Topping Off Ceremony. The plank was later placed in perpetuity in the cupola.

Hillside Residence progress May 2

MAY 2: Roger Korell, Director of Plant Operations, Providence Place, surveys an apartment’s window installations and studding.

Hillside Residence construction progress May 6

MAY 6: Siding on the front of the building nears completion.

Hillside Residence construction progress June 5

JUNE 5: Window’s and taped sheet rocking installed in spacious community spaces.

Hillside Residence construction progress July 8

JULY 8: Sidewalk construction underway near the building’s main entrance.

Hillside Residence construction progress August 8

AUGUST 8: Siding complete, asphalt and sidewalks taking shape.


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