In the Merrimack Valley: Old Mills Reborn in Gateway Cities

In today’s Boston Globe in the GlobeNorth section, writer Katheleen Conti writes about the current state of reclaiming, rehabbing and reuse of the mill space in the downtowns of the Merrimack Valley’s historic mills cities – Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill. She notes:

Mill and factory buildings that supported gateway cities like Lawrence, Lowell, and Haverhill during the industrial era are once again the key to their economic future, according to leaders in those communities.

Check out her article and the great photos here at to learn why and how it’s happening now.

Lowell Assistant City Manager Adam Baacke looked out from a roof deck at Appleton Mill Lofts (Photo by Mark Wilson for the Boston Globe)