Nordblom is also renovating an existing Second Avenue building to house a King’s restaurant and bowling alley.
The recent infrastructure work involved reconfiguring and widening Third Avenue, and installing sidewalks, traffic lights, street lights, and utilities.
The planned 200 apartments, 10 percent of which will be affordable, are scheduled for occupancy in summer 2014.
Even as 3rdAve gets underway, Nordblom this summer demolished a building on Fourth Avenue to make way for up to three new 150,000-square-foot office buildings. It also completed infrastructure work in that area with the help of a separate $1.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure grant.
Nordblom is marketing the planned office campus, with the intention of constructing the buildings to suit the needs of tenants, according to Todd Fremont-Smith, Nordblom’s senior vice president of development.
“It’s one of the very few places on 128 now where major corporate users can consider new campuses,” he said.
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