The Worcester Courthouse Project is the certified historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the approximately 214,000 square-foot Old Worcester County Courthouse, originally built in 1845, into a new multifamily mixed income residence, with ancillary amenity space throughout. Upon construction completion, the repurposed building will
contain roughly 114 residential units in the form of Studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. Located at 2 Main Street, the redevelopment of the Courthouse is part of a larger revitalization of the Historic Lincoln Square district, which sits just north of Downtown Worcester and the City center.
The primary design approach for Courthouse Lofts is to preserve the character and beauty of the existing building while creating an efficient layout and maximizing the residential square footage within. The design team has created floor plans that contain new comfortable, character-rich apartments while preserving the building’s most impressive public spaces. These spaces include two of the most grand historic courtrooms that will be converted into amenity spaces, as well as the main entry hall of the building with its stunning marble columns and curving stone staircases.
The project includes a fitness center, clubhouse lounge, gallery space, and interior bicycle and resident storage. The site will also feature ample parking, landscaping restoration, and outdoor resident gathering spaces. An approximately 2,500 square foot retail/gallery space is also planned.
The income mix of the project is expected to be 50% market-rate (with some units unrestricted and some at a workforce tier of 120% of AMI) and 50% affordable to households below 60% of area median income.
Type: Mixed Income, Mixed Use
Total Development Cost: $57 Million
Anticipated Completion: 2020