First, it's July 17, 2019 and here's the current status of the Parth Knolls project at 87 Hawkes Avenue. Building #1 awaits final exterior work and building #2 is well on its way to completion: I can't help but compare this to what stood here before (photo taken from almost the same spot in … Continue reading Day #626 – Parth Knolls update and River Knolls comment
So, as of February 2, 2019, this is what the Parth Knolls building site looks like: As you can see in the excerpt from their proposed building plan below, Proposed Building #1 is well underway, and the foundation of Proposed Building #2 is almost if not completely finished: Here's a front and rear elevation sketch … Continue reading Day #462 — Parth Knolls rising
I've dropped the ball on posting for the past few months. It's not that little has happened -- quite the opposite, actually. In fact, it's been quite interesting to watch the massive quantities of dirt being moved around, the endless parade of heavy equipment, the road being opened up day after day. Here's a look … Continue reading Day #224 . . .
So, I know nothing about how buildings are built and I have to say, it's kind of fascinating to watch the development of 87 Hawkes Avenue. As it is with so much in life, things happen at a glacial pace and then BOOM, something that wasn't there is suddenly there, or something that WAS there … Continue reading Day #139 – Construction Sequence Plan
While there has been some activity at 87 Hawkes Avenue, the weather over the past few weeks has taken its toll, so there's not much to report. Instead, I thought I'd take this opportunity to highlight another large, nearby, development proposal: River Knolls, 40 Croton Dam Road. River Knolls, a proposed 188-unit apartment complex is … Continue reading River Knolls — 40 Croton Dam Road
Here we are at Day 100 (give or take) of the development of 87 Hawkes Avenue. I wish I had a picture from today to post, but with the weather and all, it wasn't feasible. Anyway, they say a picture is worth a thousand words . . . So consider this post about 10,000 words. … Continue reading Day 100 – A Retrospective
Did you ever noticed this stone structure? It was tucked behind 87 Hawkes Avenue. When I first moved here, I would notice it ever so briefly through the Deerfield condos when I drove north on 9A. I wondered what it was, but never bothered to pursue it. One of my faithful readers contacted me last … Continue reading A Pumphouse on Hawkes Avenue
The building site at 87 Hawkes didn't escape last week's Nor'easter -- at least two of the big pine trees bordering Deerfield toppled over. (I wonder if they made a noise? Probably, because they're no longer in a forest . . . ba dum dum! I'm here all week folks.) Luckily they fell into the cleared … Continue reading Trees down (now cleared)
So, about a week ago, the house at 87 Hawkes Avenue was demolished. The backhoes and excavators made short work of the house that had stood there for over 150 years. But, oddly, they left the chimney standing for a day or so. I know nothing about how one takes down a house, but assume … Continue reading The chimney . . .
And the house is gone. There's really not much more to say. I suppose that as long as the house still stood, I had the wild notion that this development wouldn't really happen. But of course that's the way a child thinks. It's on, folks. It's on. Sigh.