THE WAY YOU WANT TO LIVE
The Grid District
THE HEART OF WORCESTER
The Grid District represents the complete revitalization of a 6-acre block of prime real estate in the heart of downtown Worcester’s Theater District.
A NEW URBAN COMMUNITY
An eclectic mix of buildings has been completely transformed to accommodate a host of new businesses and the 35,000 students and young professionals who reside here.
PROXIMITY TO BOSTON
Located just over one hour from Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike or the Framingham/Worcester MBTA Commuter Rail Line.
Portside offers 30 studio and 1-bedroom apartments perfect for the young professional wanting to be across the street from Bancroft’s amenities. This quieter, renovated living option is just steps to amenities and parking within the heart of The Grid District.
Embracing a more industrial feel, Portland on the Grid’s 80 units offer a range of studio, one, and two bedroom options with loft features. Most lofts offer granite countertops and newly renovated features as well as an attached parking garage.
Coming in 2017! Smoke-Free Building
Park Plaza comprises 90 units in 11 stories overlooking the Worcester Commons.
These units will begin renting in Spring of 2017, turning this historic building into one of the best places to live in downtown Worcester.
This quaint 15-unit building sits at the corner of Franklin and Portland and is just steps from all of the city’s action. The beautiful historic building will be restored over the next 12-months and embody quiet, classic design for those seeking a higher-end option in The Grid District.
Offering spacious studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms, Franklin provides you with access to a 24 hour gym, Wifi and accepts small pets. With Brew on The Grid downstairs, it has never been easier to grab a coffee or snack on the go.
HOUGHTON ON THE GRID will be the second building available in The Grid District for master lease to a local college or university. MG2’s renovation will marry the historic exterior of The Houghton Building with modern interiors, resulting in a much sought after living experience for those students in search of something more than standard student housing. A host of amenities such as a 24 hour gym, concierge / security and study area will ensure that all the residents’ housing needs are satisfied.
Once a historic hotel, Bancroft on the Grid has been transformed into a 255-unit residence overlooking Worcester Commons. There are studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units available in the Bancroft. Within select units, there are granite counter tops, and plank flooring. Each floor has a lounge area, and there are private study rooms or conference areas available on the ground floors.
Packed full of amenities, a 24 hour gym, and brand new lobby, Bancroft is The Grid District’s hub to gather, work and play.
Later in 2016, the site of the once iconic Paris Cinema will be cleared to make way for a custom built pop up café and outdoor coffee garden. This temporary retail space and urban plaza will activate currently underutilized space and bring a new street experience to this area of Franklin Street.
Overlooking Worcester Common, this mixed use building is home to 40 residential units all of which are leased to the prestigious Becker College. As part of The Grid’s exterior curb appeal program, this building will undergo a significant transformation through a mix of signage, planting and lighting improvements bringing the historic architecture to the forefront.
Amenities on The Grid
Accommodating residents with around the clock service, which provides them with comfort and relaxation in their homes.
Fully equipped with a full range of avant-garde cardio and strength equipment.
Ample on-site parking
A total of 310 spaces available through a network of surface and garage parking.
The Lounge on the Grid
Improved Workspaces house the nucleus of the community by providing an alluring environment for all residents.
Restaurants on The Grid
Our signature concept, Brew on The Grid, provides freshly brewed beverages and contemporary fare. Brew is joined by Techni Mediterranean Grill. 2017 will bring additional dining; Craft Table & Bar, and Pie & Pint.
News & Events
The Talk of the Town
Changes in the air at Paris; The Grid poised to open 5 new eateries
The developers behind the Grid District apartment complex on Franklin Street are set to demolish the Paris Cinema in January of 2017. The cinema was shut down in 2006 due to inappropriate adult behaviors. Previous to its’ demise in 2006, the cinema opened in 1925 and was called Capitol Theater. The cinema will flourish into a brew garden with an Asian fast-casual eatery.
In addition to the renovations at Paris, 3 new eateries will come to the Grid in June 2017. Look for Pie and Pints, Craft Kitchen and Ale, and The End Eatery and Drinkery. Each features a combination of craft food and drinks.
Our Fitness Center Opens!
The Grid has officially launched its fit-for-life facility in the Bancroft building.
Techni Opens Its' Doors Today!
WORCESTER — The people behind The Brew coffee shop on 56 Franklin St. are opening a new eatery right next door on 8 Portland St. tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.
The restauranteurs of Techni Mediterranean Grill will bring fresh gyros, falafel, kabobs and other Greek favorites to downtown Worcester. Some customers got an early taste of Techni Wednesday morning when the restaurant was secretly opened to test the 16 newly hired staff and work out new recipes.
The eatery will be located in The Grid district of apartment buildings, making it the developer’s second of six restaurants to be opened on the block.
The Grid Brushes on its' International Facade
WORCESTER — Nothing better unveils the amazing exterior streetscape interactions The Grid has planned for its residents and the public than the recent Action! Worcester POW! WOW! With murals curated and painted by different artists from around the globe Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, 12 walls across the city became a hotbed of incredible works of art in a matter of days.
MG2 Digs into Urban Renewal in Worcester's Grid District
MG2 Digs into Urban Renewal in Worcester’s Grid District
Planning Worcester's Future
Planning Worcester’s Future