People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Roundup

JSA moves to larger office space … and more
The Mill City Park whitewater park under development in Franklin has been awarded $500,000 in New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority tax credits for its construction. Shown at the announcement are, from left: Marty Parichand, executive director of Mill City Park; Franklin City Manager Judie Milner, Franklin Mayor Tony Giunta, Katie Easterly Martey, executive director of the CDFA, and Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Coastal Program has released of new mapping products and data that it says characterize tidal crossings for community and ecosystem resilience. The information is designed to be used by community officials and road managers to enact strategic repair/replacement of tidal crossing infrastructure and to identify high-priority restoration and conservation opportunities at tidal crossings sites. To see the products, the Resilient Tidal Crossings webpage.

Glacier Car Wash on Amherst Street in Nashua has been sold to a southern New Hampshire-based investor/operator, according to Cassie Farley and Matt Bacon of the Masiello Group. Bacon and Farley represented the seller and acquired and assisted the buyer.

JSA Inc., the Portsmouth-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, has moved into a new, enlarged office space in the same building its previous office was located. The new office has an open ceiling, low panel systems and motorized adjustable-height workstations. Interior lighting was selected using energy-efficient fixtures and controls and the center core collaborative gathering space features a curved, perforated metal pin-up wall adjacent to soft seating and a multi-height, accessible community table.

Moultonborough resident Pamela Hughes Patenaude, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been named to the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity. Patenaude currently is a senior community liaison for IEM, a global homeland security and disaster management consulting firm.

The site of a Gilford pub and restaurant, built in 1975, has been sold to Kaley Cutler and Ron Allen, owners of Jamison’s, a restaurant in Hampstead. Tom Drouin, an associate broker with Roche Realty Group, Meredith, was the listing agent and represented the seller and Josh Judge, a sales associated with BHHS Verani Londonderry, represented the buyer in the transaction.

Rick Hagan, another Roche Realty Group associate, represented the seller, Lakes Region Mental Health, in the sale of its former headquarters at 111 Church St. in Laconia to DASLTK LLC. John Goodhue, also of Roche, represented the buyer of the two-story brick professional office building.

Merrimack County Savings Bank has contributed $10,000 to HOMEteam in support of funding for home ownership educational programs throughout New Hampshire. Through a series of workshops and one-on-one counseling, among many other resources, HOMEteam helps first-time home buyers and renters interested in ownership, offering insight on protecting and preserving the home investment.

When the new Tuscan Market in downtown Portsmouth opens for business on Monday, July 1, 10% of the day’s proceeds will benefit The Chase Home, which serves more than 140 at-risk youth annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. In addition to hosting fundraising events for The Chase Home, Tuscan Kitchen in Portsmouth has made numerous in-kind donations as well as prepared meals on-site for youth residents.

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