Holcroft Park Homes
Neighborhood-wide Revitalization Project in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing
Beverly’s Holcroft Park Homes is a two-phase development that was completed and occupied in June 2013. The project transformed the Gloucester Crossing neighborhood with six new-construction apartments, totaling 58 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, ideally suited for families. Several apartments in the development were set aside for families that are designated as, or at risk of becoming, homeless. The development on Mill and Grant Street in Beverly is currently managed by the YMCA of the North Shore, a co-developer of Holcroft Park Homes.
Since our involvement, police calls have dropped up to 90% on the highest crime streets in the neighborhood.
These family apartments provide affordable, safe, and attractive housing, maintain an appropriate scale consistent with the neighborhood, enhance the streetscape, improve pedestrian and vehicular circulation, provide additional off-street parking, and incorporate “green” building practices.