Family housing in downtown Northampton

The Lumber Yard

55 one, two, and three bedroom apartments

A mixed use, mixed income development at the gateway into the heart of Northampton, The Lumber Yard will provide families and individuals with the opportunity to live in one of the area’s most desirable communities.  

A co-development between Valley Community Development and Way Finders. Offering access to the cultural, commercial, educational, and transportation opportunities of a small, vibrant city, The Lumber Yard apartments highlight the values and ideals of the surrounding community.  The former Northampton Lumber Company property is being transformed into 55 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with approximately 5,400 square feet of commercial space on Pleasant Street.  Valley Community Development will locate its offices from Market Street to the Holyoke Street commercial space.

43 apartments are available for households at or below 60% of Area Median Income and 12 for households at or below 30% Area Median Income (with project-based rental assistance subsidies).  Preference for homeless families and individuals and those at risk of homelessness applies for six of the apartments. 7 apartments are equipped for the hearing-impaired with 5 of them being fully wheelchair-accessible. 

Features of the Lumber Yard include:

  • Heat, hot water, cooking, and electricity included in rent
  • 14 one-bedroom apartments
  • 34 two-bedroom apartments
  • 7 three-bedroom apartments
  • Close to bike path
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Private meeting/function space available for resident use
  • 5 fully wheelchair-accessible apartments equipped for the hearing-impaired
  • 2 additional apartments equipped for the hearing-impaired
  • Non-smoking
  • PVTA bus stop in front of building
  • Amtrak platform nearby
  • Limited on-site parking

Interested in an apartment at The Lumber Yard?

Please download, complete, and return an application. If you have any questions please contact us.

Informational meetings about the application process for apartments at The Lumber Yard will be held at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton, MA at the following dates and times:

  • 1 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 
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