The goal for the development of the Lofts at Soco was to convert the historic Etoni/Tretorn mill building into urban-style lofts to provide new, quality housing options by creating affordable, yet upscale loft-type condominium units that would attract active, single, young professionals to Brockton. The six-story, post and beam structure of the existing building allowed 64 condominium urban-style lofts to be created. Each unit was designed with an open floor plan. The beauty of the original materials of the buildings, such as the sandblasted wood ceilings, exposed wood beams and brick walls, oversized windows, and wood floors, was considered to be an integral element in creating the ambiance of each unit. Steps were taken to mitigate both vertical and horizontal sound transmission and yet allow the bottom of the deck to be exposed for the ceiling below. Maintaining the exterior materials, creating an attractive entrance, and installing new energy efficient windows provided a nice contextual update to the neighborhood.