- Feb 6, 2012
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Amazing transformation. Good for the City of Lowell. I love seeing these old mill cities come back. It's inspiring.
Lowell is readier than most "Gateway Cities" for its revival. Its a little embarrassing that in the big round of transport upgrades, that they didn't focus more and find more to get the streetcar system farther.prob should go under transit, once it actually gets going
trolley extension update
Lowell really impressed me. The downtown area seems very well preserved with a good amount of local businesses and foot traffic. It helps that the city's core isn't split in half or otherwise really messed up by a highway. The canals are a HUGE asset too, still underutilized in spots.Wow those pictures on the first page are incredible. Just goes to show how much potential these old new england downtowns have with some tlc.
As a nonsubscriber, I can't see the content.Another installment of the Globe's "On The Street" series, this time in Lowell.
For generations, Lowell has been a place with potential. But past revivals, introduced with great fanfare, invariably stalled out. This time, some say, things will be different.www.bostonglobe.com