Rendering to Reality LCD Parcell, Lowell
Rendering to Reality: LCD Parcel, Lowell
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Architect: ICON Architecture
General Contractor: Keith Construction Inc.
Number of Units:125
The four-story development, located in Lowell’s Hamilton Canal Innovation District, is an architectural and cultural reflection of a neighborhood that used to be a booming manufacturing hub run by the largest power canal system in the country.
201 Canal features one steel-framed level with a brick veneer façade and three wood-framed stories with alternating wood and stone textures and colors for visual interest and a nod to the area’s rich history. The historic brick seawall was retained to enclose a lower-level courtyard. Additional design elements include weathered-brick accent walls, hewn granite pavers, preserved steel wall bracing, and the city’s only open-air roof deck, which boasts panoramic canal vistas and overlooks the new Signature Bridge across the Pawtucket Canal. The complexity of construction, logistics and preservation efforts is evident as Bridgeline Exteriors worked tirelessly with Keith Construction to preserve the original history of the Canal and District but give it the much-needed residential housing it needed.
WinnDevelopment created 125 homes, including 54 workforce apartments for residents earning between 60% and 120% of the area median income (AMI) and 32 market-rate units. The community also provides affordable housing opportunities with a mix of 11 units restricted to households earning up to 30% of the AMI and supported by project-based housing vouchers; 15 apartments for households earning up to 50% of the AMI; and 13 apartments for households earning up to 60% of the AMI.
This development not only looked to make affordability its top priority. Winn Development creates with the intention to build it's communities and it was our honor to share this journey with them and all involved.
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