Featured Project

Linwood Mill
Northbridge, MA | Affordable Housing

Over $14 million federal, state, and low-income housing historic tax credits

Date Built: Approximately 1866
Developer: EA Fish Development
Completion date: July 2012
Total project cost: $18.3 million
Historic tax credits: $3.6 million, Federal; $3.6 million, MA State
Other funding sources: Low-income housing tax credits

MHA’s Role:

Linwood Mill Project.

The Client’s Goal:

As an adaptive reuse project, EA Fish Development sought to transform Linwood Mill into 75 affordable rental apartments for seniors, with 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Utilizing state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, the project was completed in July 2012.

Linwood Hills received the 2013 Massachusetts Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award and the 2014 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy” Award).

Building History:

Located in the Linwood National Register Historic District, the Linwood Cotton Mill was built ca. 1866 and operated by the Whitin family. Linwood Mill stopped cotton textile production in 1940, but the mill was active in various manufacturing capacities until the 1980s, when it was vacated and used primarily as an office storage facility. Prior to the project, the building had severely deteriorated.