Callahan Construction Breaks Ground In Brighton


New mixed-use development located on 5 Washington Street

Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) is proud to announce they have begun construction on 5 Washington Street in Brighton, MA. The project is being developed by Washington Square Ventures (WSV) with Stantec serving as the architect.

The development will occupy a 43,500 square foot parcel of land that sits on the border of City of Boston and the Town of Brookline. The property is in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, and is two city blocks away from Boston’s Green Line rapid transit system and next to a Whole Foods Market. Quickly becoming a live-work-play destination, Brighton and the Washington Square neighborhood are now home to numerous local restaurants and lifestyle amenities.

Three separate structures were demolished on the site, a gas station, an auto repair shop, and office space and the new 131,500 square foot, five-story building with a basement will be constructed in their place.

This mixed-use building will host apartment and retail parking totaling 127 spaces, approximately 12,500 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and 108 residential apartments on floors two through five with 18 units being designated for affordable housing. Building amenities will include a fitness area, clubhouse lounge, entertaining kitchen, expansive workshare, and home office space. A large outdoor terrace will also be included and will feature two quartz-topped bars, semi-private cabanas, gas grills and fireplaces.

“Callahan is proud to be a part of this dynamic project,” said Patrick Callahan, President at Callahan Construction Managers. “This development will contribute to the growth of the Washington Square/Corey Hill neighborhood and give residents an urban living experience just minutes from downtown Boston.”

“My partner Matt Faris and I are pleased to see our permitting and design efforts come to fruition at 5 Washington”, said Justin Krebs, Co-Managing Partner at Washington Square Ventures. “We appreciate our collaboration with the community and BPDA to redevelop a long-blighted gas service station and vacant office building into a forward-thinking mixed-use development, including new apartments and a CVS, adding to the affordable housing stock while enhancing retail amenities for our tenants and the neighborhood.”

“Stantec is excited to see this project happen after several years of active community engagement and design review by the City of Boston,” said Mark Soltysiak, Senior Associate at Stantec. “The building will fit proudly into the neighborhood and will add a small pocket park for all residents and neighbors alike to enjoy.”

About Callahan: Callahan Construction Managers is a full-service construction management company that has served the New England and Northeast regions as a family business for more than 65 years. As one of the region’s largest open shop construction firms, Callahan provides a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services to local, regional, and national clients. Callahan enforces a high quality and innovative approach to all projects, including multi-family residential, senior housing, hospitality, retail, corporate office, life sciences, educational, and other markets. Callahan was voted a 2018 “Best Place to Work” by the Boston Globe. Visit for more information.

About WSV: Washington Square Ventures (WSV) is a development and advisory firm with offices in New York City, NY and Needham, MA. WSV is active in the permitting and development of residential and mixed-use projects throughout the Northeast region, targeting under-utilized sites in and around the Boston metro area. Visit for more information.

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