WinnCompanies Starts $11.2M Rehabilitation Project for Affordable Housing in Worcester, Massachusetts
WORCESTER, MASS. — WinnCompanies has started construction on an $11.2 million rehabilitation of the Wellington Community, an 180-unit elderly and low-income housing community in Worcester. The renovation project will upgrade the interior and exterior of the property’s 11 buildings, 10 of which are historic, and will extend its affordability provision for 30 years. Improvements will include restoration of masonry exteriors, replacement of roofs, installation of historically-sensitive doors and windows, updated handicap accessibility accommodations, life-safety improvements and energy-efficiency changes to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Residential apartments will receive mechanical system upgrades and the installation of new cabinetry, appliances and fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, common amenity space and laundry rooms will be overhauled.