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Posts from March 2016

Along The Merrimack, Repopulating A Downtown

March 2016 - For 45 years, the old Woolworth building in downtown Haverhill sat vacant, a decades-long eyesore and reminder that the old mill city along the Merrimack River had seen better days. But later this year, construction of the new Harbor Place – a two-building, mixed-use complex costing $70 million – is expected to conclude on the site of the recently demolished Woolworth building.

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Boston giving $28M to fund affordable housing in these six neighborhoods

March 2016 - The city of Boston is providing $28 million in federal and local money to fund the development and preservation of hundreds of affordable housing units across six city neighborhoods. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Tuesday said the city’s department of neighborhood development will award $21 million in federal and local money, while Boston’s neighborhood housing trust will provide $7 million in linkage funds to create 584 units and preserve 253 units of existing affordable and low-income housing.

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Mayor Walsh Announces More Than $28M To Support Affordable Housing In Boston

March 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced $28 million in funding awards to support the creation of affordable housing throughout Boston. The funding, which will preserve or produce 837 housing units, comes from $21 million of federal and local resources awarded through the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and $7 million of Linkage funds, awarded through Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust.

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Walsh Announces More Than $28M To Support Affordable Housing In Boston

March 2016 - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced $28 million in funding awards to support the creation of affordable housing throughout Boston yesterday. The funding, which will preserve or produce 837 housing units, comes from $21 million of federal and local resources awarded through the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and $7 million of Linkage funds, awarded through Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust.

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Boston awards $28 million to a dozen housing projects

March 2016 - Working toward offsetting a housing crunch that has rents soaring, the city awarded $28 million in funding to help finance more than 800 new housing units, drawing from developers’ linkage fees and a mix of federal and local money, according to a statement Tuesday from Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Harbor Place already making a mark on downtown

March 2016 - Construction of a boardwalk along the Merrimack River behind the project has also begun. New buildings next door to the main Harbor Place building are being constructed. Together, they bring the promise of an economic boost for the eastern end of downtown.

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Utility work will close part of Merrimack Street

March 2016 - Work on the $65 million Harbor Place is proceeding at a rapid pace, Pillsbury said. Workers are moving to enclose the building and are adding bricks to the exterior. A second building is under construction and is still in the framing stage.

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Projects big and small will boost downtown

March 2016 - That's especially true in the downtown, where observers can point to plenty of developments causing change for the better. Just take a look at the Harbor Place project at the location of the old Woolworth building. It is taking shape and becoming the dominant building in the eastern end of downtown.

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