Worcester, long touted as a college town, is finally beginning to look the part. Home to 12 renowned colleges and universities and nearly 38,000 students, the city has a highly educated workforce that companies are competing for, making Worcester home to a growing and thriving business community.
An influx of economic investment and the desire for city living, with more and more young professionals seeking to live in cities that offer a variety of amenities within walking distance, Worcester is poised for growth as a residential destination. The City itself recognized this, developing a master plan to transform its Hanover Theater District. Over the past several years MG2 has acquired significant real estate holdings in Worcester, now totaling 510 residential units, 300 parking spaces, approximately 60,000 square feet of retail space and the potential to develop up to 350,000 additional square feet of mixed use space.
MG2’s six acres of prime real estate, named “The Grid District,” is an eclectic mix of buildings that are historic, as well as some that are primed for redevelopment. The Grid District sits adjacent to the new City Square development and the Hanover Theater, as well as a number of the City’s civic institutions. Our parcels are at the hub of both east-west and north-south orientations – literally forming a web of interconnectedness that solidifies The Grid as a landmark destination in Worcester.
For more information on the Grid District, MG2 has launched a new website, thegriddistrict.com. Here you can find more information on the project, including specific building amenities, retail options and recreational opportunities throughout The Grid.