Rockland Trust Provides over $20 Million in Financing for Two New Apartment Developments in Worcester


Worcester, MA – Rockland Trust provided over $20 million in combined construction loans to Anthony Rossi of 13 Sudbury Realty LLC and Herman St. Development for the redevelopment of two properties located in Worcester, MA.

The capital will be used for the renovation of a former manufacturing factory, on Hermon Street, and a former Department of Children and Family Services building on Sudbury Street. Both properties will be transformed into residential units for Worcester residents.

“It has been a pleasure developing in Worcester. The City has worked hand in hand with developers such as myself to repurpose abandoned and unutilized vacant buildings so that they can be redeveloped into high end buildings with great amenities,” said Anthony Rossi, CEO of Rossi Development. “Our properties in Worcester have amenities that consist of a business center, outdoor space for tenants, dog parks, indoor bike storage, a luxury fitness center, and off street parking. We at Rossi Development care about our properties and the environment in which we live, which is why all of our buildings are designed to have no carbon emissions.”

This will be Rossi’s third residential redevelopment project in the city of Worcester. His first was the redevelopment of the J.H. and G.M. Walker Shoe Factory on Water Street, which will be opening for tenant move-in this winter. Rockland Trust Vice President, Steven Provanzano, works closely with both Rossi and city officials to identify opportunities for new developments that can fill the various housing needs, while also repurposing unused buildings.

“Anthony Rossi and I have worked closely together over the last few years on his three Worcester housing projects,” said Steven Provanzano, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Rockland Trust. “His approach to renovating unused buildings in cities such as Worcester has a proven track record of, not only providing in-demand housing options, but also revitalizing our local communities.”

The Sudbury Street project consists of renovations totaling $13.3 million. Once complete, the project, which spans from 13 and 17 Sudbury Street to 8 Harvard Street, will offer over 100 residential rental units and ample parking. The second apartment complex, mainly situated on Hermon Street, will span three buildings and two parking lots located at 26, 33, and 39 Hermon Street, and 9 Harris Court. The Hermon Street project, with an anticipated $7.8 million in renovations, will offer 57 residential rental units across two of the three buildings that will be connected by an enclosed catwalk. Additional renovations on the third building are planned with the intention to develop a restaurant and residential boutique food market for the Buildings and neighborhood.