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Chicopee Health Center

The Chicopee Health Center, completed recently by Juster Pope Frazier, represents a good example of adaptive re-use of existing buildings in order to save on escalating construction costs. In this case, an existing empty masonry building, abandoned by prior owners, was purchased and renovated for approximately $175 per square foot. Equivalent development from the ground up would have resulted in additional costs of at least $50 per square foot.