Congratulations to everyone at Trinity Financial, City Hall, and in the arts community who helped make the idea of artist housing in the Hamilton Canal District a reality. Here’s the news release from Gov. Patrick’s office about the ribbon-cutting Tuesday at the Appleton Mills artist live-work space project. Once again, cultural-related development is headline news and good news in Lowell. This is big. Lowell’s cultural renaissance is “busy being born,” in the words of a songwriter who has performed in Lowell.
“We are committed to making investments in projects like these that bring economic opportunities to residents and businesses in Lowell,” said Governor Patrick. “The Appleton Mills Project is an outstanding example of job creation, affordable housing and revitalized infrastructure in our Gateway Cities.”
“The development will bring vibrancy to the downtown Lowell district and provide an attractive place to live and work for residents,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “Investing in affordable, mixed-use developments in our Gateway Cities is important to both the residential and business opportunities in our communities.”