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Hamilton Crossing

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Master Developer

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The Hamilton Crossing project will deliver a three-phased mixed use development to the City of Lowell's Jackson-Appleton-Middlesex Urban Revitalization and Development Area (the JAM Area). The project reprises AHF's successful joint venture with the Banc of America CDC and rehabilitates two buildings, separated by the Hamilton Canal, that were formerly part of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company's textile mill complex. These elegant brick buildings are connected by a series of historic bridges that will be restored as part of the project, providing efficient pathways for the residents and tenants, and unobstructed views of the canal.

The project is buoyed by the construction of a new municipal parking garage directly across the street, which will provide parking to the residents. It is also energized by the City's creation of the Hamilton Canal District master planning site adjacent to the west of the project. Hamilton Crossing will contribute the revitalization of the JAM Area, which forms a vital connection between Lowell's transit stations and the historic downtown.

Unique to this project, AHF and Banc of America CDC are playing the role of Master Developer for the complex. Having acquired and assembled the parcels, the partners have entitled and are facilitating the re-development of the sites, which are made up of three components. Mill 6 was sold and has been renovated into the stunning and state of the art headquarters for the Lowell Community Health Center, while the Countinghouse and Storehouse will be converted into mixed income housing units by Winn Development. Housing and/or commercial uses are being contemplated for Mill 4.

Countinghouse and Storehouse
Historic Stats
Building Date: 1868
Square Footage: 83,000
Style: Italianate, brick and timber mill
Historic Use: Mill administration and storage
New Use Housing: 65 housing units
Tax Credits:
Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation
Low Income Housing
Mill 4 and Mill 6
Historic Stats
Building Date: 1845-1893
Square Footage: 290,000
Style: Italianate, brick and timber mill
Historic Use: Woolen textile manufacturing
New Use: Commercial, Heathcare
Tax Credits:
Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation
New Markets
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