WinnDevelopment announced that they broke ground on a $55.3 million adaptive reuse transformation of a long-vacant, historic mill complex that will be transformed into 88 affordable apartment homes for seniors ages 55 and older in Massachusetts. Holyoke city officials and legislative leaders joined WinnDevelopment at the Appleton Mill property in downtown Holyoke, to celebrate the construction of new loft-style apartments in three interconnected, 111-year-old industrial buildings that were once home to the Farr Alpaca Company and have been vacant for decades. In addition, WinnDevelopment will construct a new community building and connect it to the renovated residential space via a closed skybridge spanning nearby railroad tracks. All 88 apartments will be reserved for low- and moderate-income seniors, with 12 units reserved for households below 30 percent of area median income (AMI), 63 for those below 60 percent of AMI, and 13 for households below 80 percent of AMI. Eight of the units are available to eligible households through the HUD’s Project Based Voucher program. Five units are set aside for Massachusetts Department of Mental Health clients through the Facilities Consolidation Fund. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2025.