Projects: Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Lyman School Apartments – East Boston, Massachusetts


Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the investor, Massachusetts Housing Equity Fund, in connection with the rehabilitation of the Lyman School in East Boston. The Theodore Lyman School building is listed in the National Register for Historic Places.  Utilizing both the low-income …

Sitkowski School Apartments – Webster, Massachusetts


Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the investor Massachusetts Housing Equity Fund (“MHEF”) in connection with the rehabilitation of an historic, decommissioned school.  All historic elements will be maintained, or enhanced, with the addition of new parking areas, landscaping and streetscape improvements.  …

Worcester Telegram and Gazette – Worcester, Massachusetts


Nolan Sheehan Patten represented three separate CDEs in providing approximately $30,000,000 in QLICI loans, the proceeds of which were used for the historic rehabilitation of this approximately 135,000 square foot, 5 building complex previously known as the Worcester Telegram and …

Counting House Lofts – Lowell, Massachusetts


The Counting House Lofts project consists of the adaptive re-use of an historic and elegant brick mill building into 52 units of family rental housing, including 29 one-bedrooms, 6 bedrooms with dens and 17 two-bedrooms. 50% of the units are

Outing Park Apartments I – Springfield, Massachusetts


Outing Park Apartments I entails the rehabilitation of 9 buildings and 94 apartments including bathrooms, kitchens, windows, ventilation, high efficiency boilers, new roofs and fire escapes and a fire alarm upgrade. The project also includes improvements such as sidewalks, streetlights, …

Water Mill Apartments – Leominster, Massachusetts

Water Mill Apartments

Located in Leominster, Massachusetts, the project involves the historic rehabilitation of a former mill building into 40 units of LEED certified affordable rental housing.  Funding sources included the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Fitchburg-Leominster HOME Consortium, and …

Tapley Court – Springfield, Massachusetts

Tapley Court

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the project involves the historic rehabilitation of a 19th century historic school building into 30 units of affordable rental housing.  Funding sources included TD Bank, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the City of Springfield, …

The St. Aidan – Brookline, Massachusetts

St. Aidan

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. on all aspects of the financing and development of the former St. Aidan’s Church into 59 units of mixed-income housing. The historic church building was rehabilitated and two new …

Ames Shovel Works – North Easton, Massachusetts

credit: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates; Rendering by Piatt Associates, Inc.

The redevelopment of the former Oliver Ames & Sons Shovel Company factory complex will turn 117,000 square feet of industrial space into 113 residential units, including 34 affordable units, as well …

Rath Building – Waterloo, IA

Rath Building

Formerly known as the Rath Administration Building, the property was constructed in 1925 by the Rath Meat Packing Company. Abandoned in the mid 1980’s when Rath filed for bankruptcy, the building sat vacant for more than 20 years and has …

Badgerow Building – Sioux City, IA

Badgerow Building

Badgerow Building

Built in 1933, the Badgerow Building located in Sioux City, IA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was voted one of the 50 Most Significant Iowa Buildings of the 20th Century by the Iowa …

Station Lofts – Brockton, Massachusetts

Station Lofts Rendering

The Knight building on Montello Street in Brockton, Massachusetts is being redeveloped into Station Lofts, a housing project consisting of 25 mixed-income residential apartments for working families and artists as well as surface and garage parking, a fitness center and …

Boston Youth Hostel – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Youth Hostel

Boston Youth Hostel

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented two of the three community development entities (CDEs) in this $36 million financing which combined the New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit programs. We advised both Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) …

Donald T. Erwin Community Health Center – New Orleans, LA

Donald T. Erwin Community Health Center

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented a subsidiary Community Development Entity (CDE) of Capital Link, Inc. in this twinned New Markets Tax Credit and Federal Historic Tax Credit transaction.  The structure leveraged the proceeds of grants from the Kresge Foundation and the …

Dahlgreen Courts Apartments – Washington, DC


Built in the 1920s to provide housing for government workers, the original Dahlgreen Courts Apartments were in dire need of rehabilitation. Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Mission First Housing Development Corporation (Mission First) in utilizing a CDBG loan from the District …

Eustis Street Firehouse – Roxbury, Massachusetts

Eustis Street Fire House

Eustis Street Fire House

The oldest firehouse in Boston, the Eustis Street Firehouse was abandoned in the 1950s and fell into serious disrepair, requiring wooden braces and threatening collapse prior to construction. Given its history, however, the building remained important …

School House Kenilworth Williams Apartments – Boston, MA

Schoolhouse Kenilworth Williams

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Massachusetts Housing Equity Fund in financing the acquisition and rehabilitation of a historic school and former industrial building located in the Dudley Square section of Roxbury in Boston. The two buildings provide a total of 37 …

Nobis Engineering Headquarters – Lowell, Massachusetts

photo credit: Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects

photo credit: Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects

Our attorneys represented Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, which provided loans of $3.5 million in New Markets financing to finance the adaptive reuse of a historic mill building in Lowell, Massachusetts. The loans …