Project Type


Year Completed

In Development

Project Info

Metro West CD often works with a local partner to propose a project to the student teams participating in the CHAPA/FHLB Affordable Housing Competition.  In 2021, we worked with the Town of Lancaster on their “Old Industrial School for Girls” site that has been largely abandoned by the Commonwealth. The Student Team proposed a master plan that includes residential development, commercial and/or community non-profit space as well as miles of walking trails. Take a look at the complete proposal.

The team won first place in the competition, and the Town has used this plan to stimulate local conversations and build support for a town-purchase of the site from the Commonwealth.

This proposal was created for a student competition and is not in active development.