People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the eagerly anticipated Franklin whitewater park will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 17. The ceremony will be held at Trestle View Park to mark completion of Phase 1 of the first whitewater park in New England, which included installation of the first wave adjacent to Trestle View Park, which also was upgraded to include a stone amphitheater for connection to the river. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between the city and Mill City Park and various volunteer and business groups.
The city of Manchester has issued a $3.4 million request for proposals for the development of affordable housing units in the city. Funding for the grants come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME-ARP Program and the American Rescue Plan Act. The funds may be used for the development of non-congregate shelter, new affordable rental units or rehabilitation of existing units for “qualifying populations” and “low-income households” as defined by HUD.
Announcement of the RFP was made by Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. July 15, and submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall.
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Malcolm Badger has begun working as a sales agent at Badger Peabody & Smith after working at the North Conway office for a time as support staff. His grandfather, Dick Badger, founded Badger Realty in North Conway, which recently merged with Littleton-based Peabody & Smith.
The Belknap Economic Development Council has added Amanda Dudek to its staff as marketing and program navigator. The position is funded by the U.S Small Business Administration Community Navigator Pilot Program, which focuses on addressing barriers encountered by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses and entrepreneurs.