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February 5, 2021

111-, 51-unit Worcester housing proposals seek permitting

Photo | Courtesy | City of Worcester A rendering of a proposed housing development at 222 Brooks St. in Worcester
Photo | Courtesy | City of Worcester A rendering of a proposed housing development at 1103 Millbury St. in Worcester

Two developments with a combined 162 units of proposed housing will go before the Worcester Planning Board next Wednesday.

One, a 111-unit development, is being proposed for a long-vacant site next to the Showcase Cinemas in Worcester's Greendale neighborhood. The hilly wooded site at 222 Brooks St. would have a four-story building to include 49 one-bedroom units, 34 studios and 28 two-bedroom units.

The site's owner, a limited liability corporation registered to Brendan Gove of Rutland, bought the 5.2-acre property in 2019 for $600,000. Gove is the president and CEO of Worcester-based GoVenture Capital Group, which lists the Brook Street proposal as the only site in its portfolio.

Also seeking permitting is a 51-unit proposal for 1103 Millbury St., on a site visible from Route 146 just south of where the highway runs by the Worcester Crossing shopping center. The development, called Goodridge Brook Estates, includes a three-story building with parking built into the hillside underneath.

The 2.5-acre site is owned by Crescent Builders of West Boylston, which bought the property in 2020 for $225,300.

Other proposed projects slated for Planning Board hearings Feb. 10 include a long-planned conversion of the former Boys Club off Main Street on Ionic Avenue into a public events and arts space called Creative Hub Worcester, and a proposal from the city to turn the former Pickett municipal parking lot on Green Street into a new plaza connecting to the Polar Park baseball stadium.

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February 6, 2021
Too bad no one cares about building senior housing. A wait period of over 5 years is ridiculous, you end up dead before you get a place to live, shameful.
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