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    Boston Skyline Photos

    From Fan Pier 8-7-2020 and 8-9-2020
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    Lowell Developments

    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. LUXURY CONDO PROJECT: High-end living on Lowell's Lower Locks Read...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 city here. UML sat on the abandoned mill for years and didn't renovate it...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 438-bed housing development presented to the Planning Board Monday is approved...
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    Lowell Developments

    Re: Lowell 2015 update $31.5M OK'd for Lowell Judicial Center LOWELL -- Finally. Construction is expected to begin this fall in the empty lot where the city's new $200 million judicial center is planned. http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_29917421/31-5m-okd-lowell-judicial-center
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    Lowell Developments

    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 plan: Remove Lord Overpass Vision puts streets at one level, makes area...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 center for Middlesex Community College. The building will house an egg...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 stabilized as part of the development, but not yet renovated. These are...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 system, 5.6 miles in length, weaves through much of the city's downtown...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 attorney for the project, George Theodorou, said it would be the largest...
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    Lowell Developments

    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...
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    Lowell Developments

    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 a couple interesting things -- Most of the main streets in Downtown Lowell have been converted to...
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    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 at $50 million each year. These are the totals for 2011 and 2012 1.) Boston $19.7 million 2.)...
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    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 are located in different parts of Downtown. My hunch would be that Lowell has more but a visitor...
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    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 piece of a divided highway that unfortunately cuts off the station from the Downtown. Also the...
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    Progress in Lowell

    (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 renovation and construction projects occurring there. I have Thundertubs from Skyscraperpage to thank for supplying 2009 photos of parts of the city. I've included...

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