Mill District: Beacon project sited between Atkins and Cowles Building Supply
Beacon Communities, a top tier public housing developer, will go before our illustrious Select Board on Monday night to present preliminary plans for their badly needed mixed-use development that would continue the revitalization of North Amherst.
The Mill District has already made the historic but often neglected area a destination spot with the opening of Atkins North and the Trolley Barn.
This proposed development would add a key ingredient to the mix: tenants who live within walking distance of all the amenities the area has to offer.
And with 20% of the units set aside as "affordable housing" the project would help bridge a Grand Canyon sized gap in our residential demographics.
Beacon purchased Rolling Green for $30.25 million ($1.25 million of town CPA $) thus keeping it on our Subsidized Housing Inventory