In Brockton, leasing is underway at Centre 50, a cluster of 71 apartments that is part of a larger project known as Enterprise Center, Trinity Financial’s $100 million redevelopment of the city block bounded by Main Street, Petronelli Way, and Centre and Montello streets.
Along with a 42-unit artists community called Enso Flats, Centre 50 will be housed in a newly constructed 113-unit apartment building.
Amenities include a fitness center, club room with a dual-sided fireplace, art gallery, outdoor terrace, parking, and bike storage.
Tenants are due to move in by the end of April, according to Matt Zahler, project manager for Trinity Financial.
Local officials, including Brockton Councilor at Large Shaynah Barnes, are hopeful the new apartments will help revitalize this section of town.
“It’s going to bring a lot more foot traffic to the downtown area, and that’s something we can use down there,” she said.
Centre 50 is being marketed as “comfortable luxury” living that’s conveniently located near the MBTA commuter rail station. The units feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and attractive prices: monthly rents for one-bedroom units start at $1,200; two-bedroom units at $1,400, and three-bedroom units at $1,600, Zahler said.
Brockton Councilor at Large Robert Sullivan noted that the city adopted the Smart Growth Zoning and Housing Production Act, known as Chapter 40R, a state law that encourages communities to create mixed-use smart growth zoning districts. It was approved by the Brockton City Council in 2007.
“The intent was to have five different specific zones in the core of the city downtown, and the Enterprisedevelopment is within that core,” Sullivan said. “We hope it will be a catalyst for development.
I don't have numbers but I'd guess so. Old Colony lines are constrained by the one-track pinch in Dorchester. They can't expand schedules until that's resolved.This is very good news. The one bad thing is that I was looking at the Brockton train schedule and the stop does not have very many trains going into or out of the city. I've never commuted from Brockton before, so if anybody on here has, do you think there's a demand for more frequent headways?