A complete renovation and vertical expansion of the historic YMCA on Cabot Street in Beverly has transformed 45 single-room occupancies into 67 studio apartments with individual kitchenettes and bathrooms for its residents. The affordable housing project, now named Cabot Housing, was completed late 2021 and as of July 2022, all units were filled.
Working in collaboration with the YMCA of the North Shore and Harborlight Community Partners, the SV Design team called for a full renovation and expansion of this landmark 100-year-old building. Expanding a historic building in this downtown area required a sensitive and detailed approach to the design. The 44,000 square-foot renovation to the brick building included the addition of a fourth floor made of steel and concrete, and removal of the original pool and fitness center to accommodate new office space, a community room, laundry facility, and bike storage.