WORCESTER – The Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) approved the Menkiti Group to lead redevelopment of the Denholm Building at 484 Main St.
The vote was 2 – 0. Richard Burke, an appointee of Governor Charlie Baker in 2022 and CEO of Fallon Health, voted in favor of the motion, along with Sherri Pitcher, who became the Chief Advancement Officer at Notre Dame Academy in June. Both Chairman Michael Angelini, senior counsel at the law firm Bowditch, and David Minasian, business manager of Local 336 New England Regional Council of Carpenters, abstained from the vote.
The Menkiti Group, based in Washington D.C. with an office at 554 Main St. in Worcester, plans 10,000 square feet of retail space and 233 apartments in a 10-story structure at the site of the Denholm Building. The Bozzuto Group, based in Maryland, was selected as the lead contractor for the project by the Menkiti Group.
The WRA considered one other qualified proposal from Stamford, Connecticut based RMS Companies, which does not have existing property in Worcester.
The Menkiti Group owns property at 554 Main St., where its Worcester offices are located, 401-405 Main St., Chatham Lofts at 6 Chatham St., and upcoming mixed retail and residential space at 204 Main St.