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Forum: Greater New England 10-25-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

This could be a bit of a gamechanger for Lowell. Virtually all of the residential growth Downtown, with the exception of the private dorm, has been reuse and redevelopment and not new construction. ...
Forum: Greater New England 06-04-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

City manager fuming over UMass purchase, lack of communication

http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_29977735/city-manager-miffed-over-uml-perkiness-purchase-lack

Have to agree with the...
Forum: Greater New England 05-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

438-bed private dorm proposed for Downtown Lowell site

LOWELL -- College students in Lowell would have a new downtown living option with features they could brag to their friends about if a...
Forum: Greater New England 05-20-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

$31.5M OK'd for Lowell Judicial Center

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site105/2016/0520/20160520__TFront~p1.jpg

LOWELL -- Finally.

Construction is expected to begin this fall in...
Forum: Greater New England 04-07-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

Not exactly atonement for the shelved streetcar expansion, but this should significantly improve walkability in the area, particularly in getting from the commuter rail station to downtown --

City...
Forum: Greater New England 03-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

The Old 1876 Boston and Maine Train Depot in Downtown Lowell, once on the verge of demolition before being rescued by the National Park Service, is being retrofitted to house a new performing arts...
Forum: Greater New England 03-24-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

The renovation of the Picker Building in Lowell is finally underway. In the photo below, this is the taller building in the background that's in terrible shape. The building in front of it will be...
Forum: Greater New England 03-24-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

Taking cue from Providence, Lowell lights up canal

Lowell joins a growing number of cities that have turned to illuminating waterways as a way to spur economic development. The Lowell canal...
Forum: Greater New England 03-24-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

$40M, 240-unit apartment building proposed in Lowell

LOWELL -- A six-story, 240-unit apartment building has been proposed for vacant land off Wellman Street along the Lowell Connector.

An...
Forum: Greater New England 03-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Lowell 2015 update

One of the state’s biggest and best tech employers is moving to Lowell

Kronos Inc. will move its global headquarters to Lowell occupying 400,000 square feet and employing 1,200.
...
Forum: Greater New England 09-29-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,703
Posted By Smuttynose
Lowell

A couple years ago I posted this update on Lowell - http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=4639

This is just a quick update of some changes since then. Nothing earth-shattering, but...
Forum: Greater New England 09-21-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,587
Posted By Smuttynose
Mass. Historic Rehab. Tax Credits, 2011-12

Thanks to tax credit transparency reports released by the state, it's possible to see which cities in Massachusetts benefit most from the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, which is capped...
Forum: Greater New England 09-06-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,292
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Progress in Lowell

Good question, both cities underwent some considerable urban renewal era demolitions. Manchester's mills are mostly concentrated in one area, along South Commercial Street, while Lowell's complexes...
Forum: Greater New England 09-06-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,292
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Progress in Lowell

Yeah definitely. Lowell is fortunate that the Lowell Connector was never finished and didn't plow through the neighborhoods or Downtown. But the Lord Overpass in 1959 is kind of a weird tiny isolated...
Forum: Greater New England 09-05-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,292
Posted By Smuttynose
Progress in Lowell

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/9615137095_f9a99dba33_b.jpg
(The Hamilton and Counting House Mills)

Lowell doesn't get a great deal of attention on this forum, in spite of some of the major...
Forum: Greater New England 06-12-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,818
Posted By Smuttynose
Portsmouth development battle

Thanks to its coastal location, historic charm, and some perhaps too fawning press -
'Portsmouth is Perfect' Chicago Tribune...
Forum: Greater New England 04-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,334
Posted By Smuttynose
Lowell's 'Disneyland for Hipsters'

Mill No. 5 brings transformation to Lowell

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/04/08/lowell-mill-built-with-fun-house-style/xUcT65ZyoIMR3e3az7sYXI/story.html
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 583,095
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Green Line to Medford to start in 2011

As the MBTA continues to do nothing, somehow cities all over the country - from Charlotte to Salt Lake to Mesa - have found the resources to expand their light rail systems...

Charlotte wins $580M...
Forum: Greater New England 07-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,181
Posted By Smuttynose
Concord

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.237.237/p403x403/181440_10150917895537426_1976265764_n.jpg

Concord, New Hampshire, thanks largely to the work of a single, resourceful developer, has...
Forum: Greater New England 06-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 154,683
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Manchester Developments

Here's an interesting piece on the Manchester millyard before it was redeveloped in the late 1960s/early 1970s. It will make you a bit sad that they didn't preserve the canals and other buildings...
Forum: Greater New England 06-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 154,683
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Manchester Developments

Hanover block to be closed to cars?

MANCHESTER — A proposal to turn one of downtown Manchester's most eclectic streets into a pedestrian walkway for at least part of the week faces scrutiny...
Forum: Greater New England 06-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 154,683
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Manchester Developments

Despite having a historic building stock and relatively consistent street wall, Manchester Street has always seemed to struggle, particularly relative to Hanover. If the city could ever talk Citizens...
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 592,190
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Gov't Center Garage Redevelopment

Unless they actually plan on building the Gateway to Hell or the new George W. Bush Presidential Library there, I don't think it's technically possible to build anything more detrimental than the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 592,190
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Gov't Center Garage Redevelopment

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/2818692857_b9011fa500.jpg?v=0

For the life of me, I can't understand how a sane person could look at the plans and say, "Nah, I like what we have much better."...
Forum: Development Projects 12-31-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,232
Posted By Smuttynose
Re: Ritzy downtown daycare

^I work for a small newspaper and recently interviewed the architect for a story. He mentioned the project and e-mailed me some renderings. He sent me some interior shots as well that I'll post when...
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