Maugel Architects, along with state dignitaries, attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for the Old High School Commons Apartments in Acton, MA. The Old High School Commons Apartments is the transformation of the former two-story Acton High School, located at Massachusetts Avenue and Charter Road, into 15 brand new affordable apartments.
“Public-private partnerships are delivering highly successful, affordable housing to the market at an exciting pace. This is our third affordable housing project opening of the summer. Many thanks to Common Ground Development and to our project staff of Dan Barton, Jonathan Cocker, and Mike Kunz,” said Brent Maugel, president of Maugel Architects.
The old high school, built in 1925, remained open until 1958, when the town joined with Boxborough to create a regional high school. Ten years after the plans emerged to demolish Acton's old high school, construction is now complete and residents have moved into this beautifully restored building. The project stands as a monument to perseverance. "It will be a source of pride for years to come," said Nancy Tavernier, chairwoman of the Action Housing and Development Corporation.
The historic building is nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Buildings.