Chapin Street School

Project Under Development 2014

The former Chapin School, owned by the City of Chicopee, will become the Chapin School Veterans' Cooperative. This adaptive reuse of a nonresidential structure will utilize over 33,000 square feet for residential use. The historic building will be converted to 43 one bedroom apartments for formerly homeless veterans. The housing type will be a limited equity cooperative.

Project Team:

  • O'Connell Development Group, Inc., Co-Developer
  • Soldier On, Inc., Co-Developer
  • Dietz & Company Architects, Project Architect
  • Western Builders, General Contractor
  • MBL Housing and Development, Inc., Development Consultant

Funding Sources:

  • Peoples' Bank: Construction and Permanent Financing
  • Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • State Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Federal Historic Tax Credits
  • State Historic Tax Credits
  • City of Chicopee HOME funds