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Brooks House

Project at a Glance:
Development Type:
Project Type:
New Construction
MHIC Financing:
$10,872,790 in NMTC financing
Mesabi, LLC
Number of Units:

Brooks House was originally constructed as a luxury hotel in 1871 and in its day it was a popular summer resort, well-known in Boston and New York. After the hotel closed, the building - which remains the largest commercial structure in downtown Brattleboro - was turned into apartments and storefronts by its new owners. In 2011, a fire ravaged the building, after which the building was sold to a team of civic leaders who are redeveloping the building into retail and office space and rental apartments. It will host campuses from the Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College, in addition to other businesses, including retail establishments and an anchor restaurant on the first floor. The third, fourth and fifth floors will feature 22 mixed income rental apartments.