FoxRock proposes renovating Masonic Temple, Citizen’s Bank properties

QUINCY — A nearby developer has presented programs to renovate the existing Masonic Temple creating on Hancock Street, make a six-tale household addition and swap the Citizen’s Lender making with a 6-tale, 135-device apartment complex. 

Ward 1 Town Councilor Dave McCarthy hosted a local community meeting Thursday evening to enable FoxRock to informally present designs to close by inhabitants. Josh Kleinman, director of style and development with Fox Rock, says the job ought to go before the Quincy Preparing Board early upcoming calendar year. 

This rendering shows the renovated Masonic Temple building and proposed addition on Hancock Street.

The Masonic Temple building at 1170 Hancock St. has established empty considering that 2014, when a 4-alarm fire gutted the 1920s-period constructing. The Citizen’s Bank building at 1200 Hancock St. is three stories and was designed in 1974. It residences numerous offices – which include FoxRock’s – and is at present assessed at $7 million. 

“It is a way overdue venture, I assume, in phrases of the time the Masonic has established there considering the fact that the fire,” McCarthy explained. “The designs FoxRock has for it are actually superior. . . The Citizen’s Bank is a quite, pretty fatigued constructing.”

Kleinman mentioned the prepare is to renovate the existing, two-tale temple developing and make place for a restaurant. 

This rendering shows the renovated Masonic Temple and   Citizen's Bank buildings on Hancock Street.

“It is a terrific use for a developing the place the doorways have been shut for so very long,” he reported. “It’s a terrific use for this kind of a stately creating.”

Michael LeBlanc of Utile Architecture said the function will restore the home windows, restore limestone ruined by the fire and “re-energize” the temple to make it a “real beacon of Quincy Centre”