Friday, February 1, 2008

NERCC buys property

The New England Regional Council of Carpenters closed on a building and property at 750 Dorchester Avenue in Boston that will serve as the future home of the Council, the Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship Program and other affiliated entities.

Meetings will be held this week with an architectural team to discuss designs for renovating the two-story 45,000 square foot building. There will also be discussions in the near future with Boston City officials and neighborhood groups to win approval for permitting and design.

In addition to the Council and Boston JATC, other occupants of the building could include the New England Carpenters Labor-Management Program, First Trade Union Bank, the Carpenters Vision Center and satellite Fund office and possibly some organizing and Local Union offices.

“After more than a decade of looking, we now own a property that can be our home, a true Carpenters Center,” said Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “While there is still work to be done, this closing marks a significant milestone in the process.”