POUA In the News

Posts from November 2016

The Lamp Post

November 2016 - The $9 million from the state is on top of more than $20 million Massachusetts spent on Harbor Place at the eastern end of Merrimack Street. Harbor Place will contain a UMass Lowell satellite campus, a variety of businesses and housing — all designed to boost the economy in that end of downtown.

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News from the Housing Partnership Network

November 2016 - AHF announces winners of 2016 Readers' Choice Awards (Affordable Housing Finance)

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Adaptive Re-use & Affordable Housing

November 2016 - HW is working with the Archdiocese Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA) to help develop affordable housing on vacant or underutilized church property. The property is an existing convent in Brockton, Massachusetts. The main building will be an adaptive re-use of 38 residential units, and the rest of the site will be redeveloped with 137 units.

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Uphams Crossing Wins Best Family Project

November 2016 - Check out AHF Magazine's November issue where they publish the list of Readers' Choice Awards Winners, including Uphams Crossing for Best Family Project!

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Momentum building: Funding advances Kennedy project

November 2016 - The vision of creating a neighborhood at Cardinal Cushing Centers where people of all abilities can live, work and shop has come into much clearer focus with the procurement of $11.9 million in state and federal funding. Cushing is collaborating with the Planning Office for Urban Affairs - a nonprofit developer affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston - to convert the Kennedy Building into 37 rental units of affordable workforce housing.

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Haverhill has new downtown target

November 2016 - With $9 million announced by the governor for Haverhill's downtown Merrimack Street last week, city officials are looking to build on the progress that began with the construction of Harbor Place. William Pillsbury, the city's economic development and planning director, said Haverhill's plan for Merrimack Street is to create a diversified economy to include retail, offices and housing in that eastern section of downtown.

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Dempsey, Tsongas Praise Downtown Growth at Breakfast

November 2016 - Business leaders and politicians from both sides of the aisle were on hand Sunday as Rep. Brian S. Dempsey used his annual pre-election breakfast to highlight developments in downtown Haverhill. Dempsey explained how a $9 million state grant received last week will expand downtown growth along the entire south side of Merrimack Street.

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Haverhill Scores Nearly $9M To Aid Riverfront Development

November 2016 - The Baker administration on Wednesday announced $8.98 million in funding to support a riverfront development in Haverhill, the biggest MassWorks award so far this year. The public infrastructure spending will help support the second phase of Haverhill’s Harbor Place development – 35 market-rate housing units – and a nearby 10-story mixed-use development by Lupoli Companies.

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Haverhill gets $9M, promise of new project

November 2016 - Gov. Charlie Baker was in Haverhill on Wednesday to announce the downtown Harbor Place project will receive an additional $9 million from the state to pay for infrastructure improvements needed to further the redevelopment of downtown Merrimack Street.

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$9 Million State Grant Brings Harbor Place Expansion, Restaurant, Housing

November 2016 - The state upped its commitment to downtown Haverhill Wednesday with another $9 million grant that will lead to a second phase of Harbor Place, a riverfront restaurant and market rate housing. Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement on the new boardwalk overlooking the Merrimack River.

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Governor, lieutenant governor make visits to Haverhill

November 2016 - The state's top leader and his right-hand woman are both visiting the city Wednesday to discuss Haverhill's economy and meet with business leaders. Gov. Charlie Baker is touring the downtown, with a focus on the new Harbor Place development at the eastern entrance to the city center.

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