POUA In the News

Posts from July 2017

POUA Haverhill project is finalist for national recognition

July 2017 - An affordable housing development in Haverhill developed by the archdiocese's Planning Office of Urban Affairs (POUA) is a finalist in a national competition: Affordable Housing Finance Magazine's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.

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River, boardwalk and Mother Nature a perfect mix

July 2017 - The courtyard spilled onto the boardwalk. The walkway extends from Basiliere Bridge on top of the floodwall all the way east to an older boardwalk behind Haverhill Bank in the center of downtown. The entire stretch of boardwalk is nearly 20 feet above the surface of the water, a great view.

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On the right track: A city-owned parcel will become Cote Village

July 2017 - For decades, a city-owned 2.5-acre site at the corner of Cummins Highway and Regis Road in Mattapan sat vacant. The city of Boston in 2015 named CICD, Planning Office for Urban Affairs and AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust as tentative developers. The Cote Village project, located outside Mattapan Square, will be built adjacent to an MBTA rail line.

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Dempsey to leave Legislature for job with lobbying firm

July 2017 - With longtime state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey leaving a powerful post in the Legislature for a high-profile job in the private sector, Haverhill is losing a strong advocate on Beacon Hill.

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Development Revitalizes Waterfront in Haverhill, Mass.

July 2017 - A large mixed-use development is helping to transform and reactivate downtown Haverhill, Mass., along the Merrimack River. Nonprofits Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) and the Greater Haverhill Foundation joined forces on the waterfront redevelopment, assembling eight parcels of land along the river and demolishing distressed structures, including a Woolworth building that had sat vacant for over 45 years.

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