We were excited and honored when Governor Maura Healey recently visited Grand Street Commons, an affordable housing development in Worcester designed by DHK Architects. Governor Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao, Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty, and several other state and local leaders all toured the development in its final stages of completion.
This 48-unit affordable housing development occupies a former industrial site in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood. It is the largest in a series of projects developed by Main South Community Development Corporation under the leadership of Executive Director Steve Teasdale. DHK's Master Plan for the neighborhood guided the planning that occurred over the past two decades to produce comprehensive and successful community revitalization. The design features six buildings with two- and three-story townhouses arranged around a large central courtyard. The apartments include one-, two- and three-bedroom units as well as a small retail space.