Maugel DeStefano Architects and F.W. Madigan are collaborating on the adaptive reuse of the historic Worcester Boys Club. Undertaken by WinnDevelopment, a Boston-based real estate developer, the building and property will be converted into 80 affordable apartment homes for adults aged 55 and above.

Originally designed by the Worcester architectural firm Frost, Chamberlain & Edwards, the Lincoln Square Boys Club opened for use in 1930. The 4-story structure also served local students at the Worcester Vocational High School for several decades before becoming vacant in 2006. WinnDevelopment acquired the property in 2019.

Of the 80 total apartments associated with this development, 12 units will be restricted to residents earning 30% or less of the area median income and the remaining 62 will be for those earning up to 60% of the area median income. Eleven units will be fully accessible for persons with physical disabilities.

Design is well underway and work on site is expected to begin in early 2024.