Tocci Building Corporation has been named Construction Manager for the historic restoration of the former Worcester County Courthouse!
Tocci is joining Trinity Financial and The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) to deliver this multi-family, residential, preservation and adaptive reuse effort. The 202,000 square-foot building will be converted into 117 market-rate and affordable apartment units. The amenities will premier a museum dedicated to “American bicycle racer Marshall Walter ‘Major’ Taylor (1878-1932), the world’s first African-American sports-superstar, who became known as ‘the Worcester Whirlwind’ after his adopted hometown.” Additionally, the historic courtrooms in both the majestic 1800s building and 1955 mid-century modern Annex will be restored to their previous grandeur and used for apartments and amenity space. The courthouse has been vacant since 2007 awaiting this transformation.
Cooperation between the City of Worcester and Trinity Financial has been impressive, as the City helped the development process with their abatement and building stabilization efforts. The construction team is excited about bringing an A+ work/live/play environment to this vibrant city with the support of local, minority and female labor. All in all, this project is a powerful example of Public-Private partnership.
This pivotal urban site is ideally nestled between Main Street, Highland St., Harvard St., Court St. and in close walking distance to Downtown Worcester and the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The historic restoration scope of work includes masonry restoration on the exterior façade as well as historic plaster restoration, millwork restoration, and window replication. The grounds surrounding the Courthouse will be restored and will feature tenant gathering spaces, green-life, trees, and re-imagined parking. The interior space will be transformed as three enormous courtyards (one is 74’ x 20’) spanning multiple floor levels, will bring natural light throughout the interior of the building and to adjacent apartments.
Since 1987, Trinity Financial has pursued a distinctive vision in real estate development, dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods, strengthening commerce and fostering opportunities through a collaborative urban spirit. Our work spans half a dozen residential and commercial specialties, from multi-unit housing to transit-oriented development. Across that spectrum, Trinity projects, demonstrate a high caliber of vision and attention to detail, which sets them apart and has led to sustainable success.
The Architectural Team (TAT)
For more than 45 years, the architecture, master-planning and interior design firm, The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT), has been recognized for its thought leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and diverse portfolio of design solutions. With a legacy of creating lasting community transformations, the 100-person firm is driven by a commitment to exceptional placemaking and an unyielding focus on achieving client objectives across a broad range of building types and programs. As one of the nation’s leading advocates of historic preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, the firm has brought new life to neighborhoods across the United States, artfully restoring and reimagining hundreds of neglected buildings for new uses while preserving historic architectural fabric for future generations and encouraging reinvestment and revitalization. TAT’s insightful, pragmatic design solutions also include new construction of large-scale urban mixed use developments; innovative and resilient waterfront projects; multifamily, commercial, and hospitality developments; assisted and senior living facilities; community centers; and market-leading interiors work.