Delphi was awarded this large, new construction project by Coalition for a Better Acre. The Coalition for a Better Acre is a membership based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. We promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods by developing resident leaders, affordable housing and economic opportunities, and by responding to community needs through collective action.
The project included demolition of 3 existing buildings and new construction of 44 units of affordable housing for veterans. The 3 story building includes 8 one bedroom apartments, 31 two bedroom units, 5 three bedrooms, along with 3 complete ADA accessible units.
In addition to the affordable housing provisions, the Gerson Building also contains over 6,000sf of ground floor retail space which the coalition plans to make available for rent. Delphi also built a two story parking structure as part of the project.