Projects: Adaptive Reuse

Benson Woodworking, Inc./Unity Building Technologies, Inc. – Keene, New Hampshire

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation and Vermont Rural Ventures in connection with the structuring and closing of $8,332,312 in New Markets Tax Credit financing. The project, by means a Qualified Active Low-Income Community Business, is using the …

Lowell Community Health Center – Lowell, Massachusetts

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Community Health Center Capital Fund, Inc. in connection with a $23 million NMTC financing for the Lowell Community Health Center.  The project involved the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of an approximately 64,000 square foot historic mill

Boott Mill West – Lowell, Massachusetts

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Boott Mill West is an adaptive re-use of a vacant, historic mill in Lowell, which created 78 mixed-income family units, of which 16 will be affordable. The project included substantial rehabilitation of the northwest quadrant of the historic Boott Cotton

Main Street, Oxford – Oxford, Massachusetts


The Main Street, Oxford renovation comprises 16 units of single occupancy housing with four shared bathrooms, a common kitchen and an accessible first floor with two designated accessible units. The building, originally constructed in 1830 as a residence, was previously

Heywood Wakefield IV – Gardner, Massachusetts


Heywood Wakefield IV is the fourth and final phase of the historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Heywood Wakefield mill complex in downtown Gardner, and comprises 55 new units of affordable housing. The original Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit

Black River Meats Expansion – Springfield, Vermont

Our client, Vermont Rural Ventures, Inc., provided over $9 million in NMTC financing to complete the fit-up of a seafood and meat processing facility in Springfield, VT. Expanded operations at the plant are expected to create 15 new jobs in …

Worcester Loomworks Phase 1 – Worcester, Massachusetts

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Together with Phase 2, both portions of this project comprise 94 rental housing units to be constructed simultaneously, all of which will be affordable. Phase 1 includes 39 units funded in part by tax-exempt bond financing and 4% 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 …

6 Fort Street Apartments – Quincy, Massachusetts

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Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation in its low-income housing tax credit investment in the 6 Fort Street project developed by the Asian Community Development Corporation.  6 Fort Street is a 34 family rental residential development in …

Inman Square Apartments & CAST II – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. in the acquisition and financing of two existing “expiring use” properties located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the affordability of which was preserved by the involvement of Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.  Inman Square Apartments is a …

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

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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, …

Trolley Square Apartments – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Trolley Square

Our attorneys represented Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc., a Cambridge-based non-profit housing developer, in assembling and closing over $13 million in public and private financing from Citizens Bank, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge …

The St. Aidan – Brookline, Massachusetts

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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 …

89 Oxbow Residence – Wayland, Massachusetts

The 89 Oxbow Residences project involved the construction of 16 units of green affordable housing on a former Nike missile site using three separate public funding programs: the Housing Stabilization Fund, the Green Affordable Housing Initiative (GAHI) grant program, and

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 …

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 …

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 …

Buzzards Bay Center – New Bedford, Massachusetts

photo credit: Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc.

Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), a quasi-governmental agency, in structuring and closing a $4.95 million qualified low-income community investment (QLICI). The QLICI proceeds were used to rehabilitate the historic …