WORCESTER - Two new housing projects were presented to the Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals on Sept. 12.
A 218-unit housing development at 225 Shrewsbury Street and 68 Albany Street is being proposed at the corner of Casco Street and Albany Street, as well as 120 parking spaces at 68 Albany Street. The housing units include 55 studio, 127 one-bedroom and 36 two-bedroom units. Lundgren Equity Partners is the applicant on the plan.
Existing retail, office and restaurant space at the corner of Shrewsbury Street and Casco Street will remain. A rendering of the proposed property is above, while a drawing of the site plan is below.
Substantial recreation space is provided for in the plan submitted to the board, including 6,697 sq. ft. of exterior courtyard and recreation space and 4,836 sq. ft. of interior recreation space on levels one to three.
A second proposal for a location at 44 Grafton Street and 102 Temple Street, the former location of Fairway Beef was also presented to the board by Akros Development, based in Boston.
The proposal is for a nine story structure with 105 residential units that contains 1,000 square feet of commercial space. The total project includes 90,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use multi-family unit space.
The application included a rendering of the proposed structure.
The plan includes eight levels above ground, with 72 parking spaces at ground level with a three-level semi-automated puzzle stacker system.