The $11.2M rehabilitation of the historic Wellington Community involved the repositioning and upgrading of a 180 unit community for senior and low-income residents. Dramatic upgrades to the scattered site’s 11 buildings included the restoration of masonry exteriors, replacement of roofs, installation of historically sensitive doors and windows, updated accessibility accommodations, life safety improvements and energy efficiency changes to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
During the phased occupied rehabilitation, units were renovated one at a time with new cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms. Common amenity space and laundry rooms were completely overhauled.
The community features 69 one-bedroom apartments, 85 two-bedroom apartments, 20 three-bedroom apartments and 6 four-bedroom apartments. Of the total units, 178 are affordable to households making at or below 60% of the Area Median Income. This comprehensive public/private partnership resulted in the successful reinvestment of a historic urban neighborhood that has been a vital part of the Worcester community for generations.