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GZA Congratulates Client Lupoli Companies on Winning 2023 CoStar Impact Award

GZA congratulates its client Lupoli Companies’ “The Pavilion” project on winning the 2023 CoStar Impact Award for the best commercial development in the Boston market as judged by real estate professionals.

The Pavilion is located on the campus of the Riverwalk Innovation District, a bustling mixed-use community in Lawrence, MA that was formerly made up of several dilapidated mills. The Pavilion is a six-story, ground-up construction project with 80,000 SF of office, ground-floor retail, and a regulation-sized synthetic football/soccer/lacrosse field on the roof of a brand new 1,205-car parking facility. 

The Pavilion has become the focal point of Lupoli’s 46-acre Riverwalk Innovation District development, with as many as 20 local youth and adult sports teams using the rooftop field all week long, including school teams from the City of Lawrence, which Lupoli invites to reserve the field at no charge.

GZA has worked closely with Lupoli Companies since 2003 on the Riverwalk project, providing geotechnical engineering and a broad range of environmental assessment services. GZA has also provided similar services to Lupoli Companies for projects in Andover and Lowell, MA and Salem, NH.

GZA President and CEO Patrick Sheehan said, “It has been an honor for everyone at GZA to support Sal Lupoli and his Riverwalk team as they created the Riverwalk Innovation District, and its one-of-a-kind Pavilion, as a new jewel for the Merrimack Valley and all New England. We’re thrilled their vision, hard work, and commitment to giving back to the community have been recognized with the prestigious CoStar Impact Award.”

Lupoli Companies CEO Sal Lupoli said: “At the Riverwalk Innovation District in Lawrence and everywhere where we do business, we are committed to creating positive impact that promotes positive change for our communities and our customers. GZA has been a valued partner in helping us develop innovative solutions to the many complex challenges developers face in redeveloping older industrial properties for vibrant new uses.”

The CoStar Impact Award is selected by a panel of local real estate professionals. CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the property markets. Founded in 1987, CoStar Group conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of real estate information. CoStar is the global leader in commercial real estate information, analytics, and news, enabling clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on property values, market conditions and availabilities.