Wednesday, May 04, 2011

New neighbors for Superior Court

The Lowell Sun reports today that the Coalition for a Better Acre, a 30 year old community development agency in Lowell, will soon purchase the former St Peter's Church site that is across Gorham Street from the Middlesex Superior Court (which is home of the registry of deeds) and will construct 48 units of housing in two separate buildings on the site. The existing building, the former church rectory which is now home to James L Cooney Real Estate/Insurance and several law offices will also be sold, but it is expected that all of those entities will remain as tenants. St Peter's Church was torn down in 1996 because of structural weakness caused by "deferred maintenance" on the structure.

I don't know the particulars of this project, but I do know several people who are familiar with other projects undertaken by CBA and the comments are uniformly positive.

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