Capstone Communities has recently completed their successful transformation of the former Lilly Brackett Boot & Shoe Factory to the Station Lofts in Brockton, MA. Situated in the heart of downtown Brockton, the 1880’s factory was once the leading manufacturer of quality men’s boots and shoes.
The conversion to Station Lofts was completed in November 2013 and the building was fully occupied by December 2013. 25 apartments now make up Station Lofts. The interior and exterior display a unique blend of history, community, sustainability, and comfort. Through historic artifact displays, exposed brick and beams, and large windows flooding the building with natural light, there are reminders of what the Station Lofts once was.
The adaptive reuse project brings the benefits of historic preservation to Brockton, one of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. This was the first project in Brockton to apply for and utilize Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and is a catalyst for economic development and revitalization efforts within the city.
Jason Korb, Principle of Capstone Communities said “The building’s adaptive reuse preserves Brockton’s significant manufacturing history and transforms the building into a use that provides high quality housing to hard working individuals and families.”