Image courtesy of AKROS Development

A 105-unit apartment complex would replace a former meat market that closed in 2021 under a development proposal in Worcester’s Canal District.

South Boston-based AKROS Development is proposing to demolish the former Fairway Beef retail building at 44 Grafton St. and construct a 9-story apartment complex including a roof deck, balconies and rooftop solar panels.

The 16,456-square-foot property includes a 6,800-square-foot former retail building. The project is proposing 72 off-street parking spaces, a majority of which would utilize a semi-automated stacker system located inside the building.

To minimize the use of vehicles by residents, AKROS is considering dedicating a parking space for a ride-share service and charging a separate parking fee for residents, according to an application submitted to the Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals.

The property is currently owned by Worcester-based Jaffee Realty, according to assessors’ data.

AKROS Development was founded in November 2021 by Zachary Kiritsy, according to a filing with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth’s corporations division. The Canal District project is the firm’s first, according to AKROS’ web site.

Developer Proposes Apartments to Replace Worcester Meat Market

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min