Reclaiming Municipally-Owned Abandoned Buildings

Reclaiming Municipally-Owned Abandoned Buildings

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Reclaiming Municipally-Owned Abandoned Buildings for Affordable Housing - Register here

The town of Athol is creating housing by reclaiming two municipal owned elementary schools. When completed, the project known as Riverbend Row will offer housing to families and grandparents raising grandchildren. We will also consider The Millers Falls Powers Block/Millers Falls Inn, the Montague Center School, and a planned mix use building on 38 Avenue A in Turners Falls. Greenfield has developed an inventory of vacant, abandoned and foreclosing properties and is identifying opportunities to work with local non-profits to create affordable housing, with Deerfield St. and Cedar St. projects successful examples.

Participants will learn the steps involved once a property is identified as feasible, including creating a long-range plan, exploring the target population, the housing models they might choose, options for financing and choosing a developer. Participants will then be in a position to determine if abandoned properties in their communities might be suitable for housing and if so, work with other like- minded people on the steps to make this happen.


Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm

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