Innes Redevelopment Breaks Ground in Chelsea, MA

October 18th marked the day of the Innes Redevelopment groundbreaking in Chelsea, MA. 

Hard hats and shovels on table for groundbreaking of Innes Redevelopment

All of the partners in the project and several elected officials came together to commemorate this momentous occasion on site. This project has been in the works for six years and everyone was elated to celebrate the next phase of this redevelopment. 

Audience in chairs listening to Master of Ceremonies Groundbreaking
Master of Ceremonies 

Building Rendering of Innes Redevelopment in Chelsea, MA
Rendering of Innes Redevelopment

The afternoon kicked off with a master of ceremonies led by Jay Ash, President and CEO of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. He was joined by several other partners and elected officials:

Tom Ambrosino, City Manager of the City of Chelsea
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Al Ewing, Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority
Mike Kennealy, Secretary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Joseph Corcoran, President of of Joseph J. Corcoran Company
Peter Mahoney, Executive Vice President of John M. Corcoran & Company
Melissa Booth, President of the Innes Resident Association

All of the speakers conveyed a similar message with two important points. First, the unanimous hope that Innes will act as a catalyst for future redevelopment projects throughout the City of Chelsea. Second, the importance of the existing Innes residents. All of the residents who lived in Innes will receive the opportunity to return to live at the community upon completion to prevent displacement. 

Group of men and women wearing hardhats and breaking ground on site with shovels
Official Groundbreaking of Innes Apartments

Joseph J. Corcoran Company created the Innes Resident Association to work with existing residents every step of the way to best serve them in their new community. Melissa Booth was a resident of Innes for several years and she has played an integral role in giving the residents a voice throughout this process so they will have a place that they can be proud to call home when they return to their new and improved community.     

Melissa Booth speaking to crowd behind podium
Melissa Booth, President of the Innes Resident Association

The Development team here at John M. Corcoran & Company is excited to take on this project in this joint venture with JJC and Marcus Partners. We cannot wait to fulfill the needs of the existing residents in addition to bringing on even more new residents as the property will consist of 330 brand-new apartments with luxurious amenities.   

Site Plan Rendering of Innes Redevelopment in Chelsea, MA
Site Plan Rendering

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