Gorham Street Apartments, Lowell, MA

Gorham Street Apartments, Lowell, MA

Scope
New construction
24 units; 6 of which are townhouses

Sustainable Design
Project is seeking LEED certification

Situated on a former vacant lot in downtown historic Lowell, Gorham Street Apartments is a new construction, 24-unit building providing affordable housing for limited-income working families. Apartments range from one to three bedrooms in addition to six townhouses, and amenities include an elevator, community room, laundry facilities and management office. Using energy-efficient design and materials, the project is seeking LEED certification. The design also had to be in compliance with Downtown Lowell Historic District guidelines and approved by the Lowell Historic Board. As the site had been empty for some time, the building brings new life to the neighborhood and is convenient to public transportation, with a bus stop across the street and just an eight-minute walk to the MBTA Commuter Rail. The project was funded with low-income housing tax credits as well as state subsidies.