The Worcester Housing Authority is undertaking the complete redevelopment of Curtis Apartments. On this page, you will be able to track the progress on this project, find links to local media coverage, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more. This page will be updated to reflect new information and upgrades as the project progresses.
Curtis Apartments was built from 1950-1954 and consists of 372 units that are over 70 years old. There are no elevators and no sprinklers. The complex has less than the required 5 percent handicap units and the apartments are small with limited amenities. With an understanding of both the needs of our residents and the demand for more affordable housing, the WHA started the process of procuring a developer to assist in the reimagining of Curtis Apartments. Through the selection process, the WHA Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to hire Trinity Financial, which oversaw the transition of the old Worcester County Courthouse into the new Courthouse Lofts residential living space at Lincoln Square.
AT A GLANCE
Project will create 529 new apartments at various income levels, including 53 fully accessible units.
All building will be built to stretch code standards, have elevators, brand new sprinklers, central air conditioning and heating, and a variety of other amenities.
Total anticipated cost is $360 million.
Project will be completed in four phases, staring in February 2024.
All phases are expected to be completed by 2032.
Phase 1 demolition is slated to begin in October 2023, with construction starting in February 2024.
Phase 1 construction is expected to be finished by February 2025.
Each subsequent phase will start 18 months of completion after the prior phase.
Trinity Financial was founded in 1987, concentrating on the development of urban sites in the Northeast. The company tackles residential and commercial projects and is particularly skilled at dealing with sites facing political, infrastructure, environmental or market profile challenges. Trinity Management was founded in 2012 and oversees property management.
Worcester granted $2.5M for $178M affordable housing project The Worcester Housing Authority was granted $2.5 million for site and public infrastructure improvements by the state’s MassWorks Infrastructure Program for the redevelopment of the Curtis Apartments on Great Brook Valley Avenue in Worcester. Posted: 10/31/2022