Second Phase of Affordable Housing Conversion Near Boston Complete

by Jaime Lackey

LAWRENCE, MASS. — Malden Mills Phase II ­ Loft Five50, which comprises 62 units of affordable housing in Lawrence, is complete. WNC, a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives, provided approximately $12.7 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity to WinnDevelopment to fund the adaptive reuse project that is transforming the historic former Malden Mills manufacturing site into affordable housing. Malden Mills Phase II ­ Loft Five50 delivers a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Amenities include onsite management, a clubhouse and community area, fitness center, theater, Wi-Fi lounge, laundry facility, playground, picnic area and elevator. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning. WNC also provided $14.4 million in LIHTC equity to help construct the first phase of Malden Mills ­ Loft Five50 in 2012, including 75 units that are fully occupied.

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