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Business Finance Authority approves loan for Mohawk Tannery EPA Superfund site remediation
The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority (BFA) has approved a loan of up to $3,000,000 to help fund the remediation of the Mohawk Tannery Superfund Site in Nashua, thanks to a collaboration between the EPA, NH Department of Environmental Services, the City of Nashua and Thorndike Development.
The Mohawk Tannery site is a former leather tannery that produced tanned hides from 1924 to 1984. As a by-product of this operation, the tannery produced sludge and acidic residues that were disposed of on-site in a series of lagoons.
Once the site has been fully remediated, Thorndike Development will purchase the property and build a 546-unit residential housing community, with a mix of condos and apartments, 20 percent of which will be designated as affordable housing. The remediation is set to be completed in on year, with housing to start in phases thereafter.
LRCD completes renovation on Harvey Heights apartment complex
Lakes Region Community Developers (LRCD) recently completed renovations on Harvey Heights Apartments, a 25-unit apartment complex located on Pleasant Street in Meredith, with two of the units made fully ADA-compliant for those with a disability.
The property was built in 1976, and LRCD purchased it in November 2016. It took five years for them to assemble the $5 million needed for improvements. Construction began in January 2022.
Led by Stewart Associates Architects, Northpoint Engineering and North Branch Construction, the renovation transformed the property to improve safety, accessibility, ventilation, energy efficiency and aesthetics.
Exterior upgrades included a new parking lot, improvements to the storm water drainage system, tree work to improve airflow and sunlight to the building, new roofs, additional insulation, new siding, new windows and sliding glass doors.
On the interior, there are new kitchens, and to improve indoor air quality, carpet was replaced with low VOC vinyl flooring. New energy-efficient air conditioning units were also installed in every apartment to reduce electricity usage while ensuring the comfort of tenants. LRCD also installed a sprinkler system and upgraded the fire alarm system, as well as the electrical system. Common areas also received a face lift.
Virtual tours of the new Harvey Heights Apartments are available at LRcommunitydevelopers.org.
Sanborn Head adds two senior staff to NH office
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., an engineering and technical consulting firm, has added two senior leaders to the firm’s industrial client service area: Julie Scott, senior vice president, and Stefanie Lamb, vice president.
Julie Scott will focus on work in the industrial, transportation and compliance markets, as a licensed professional engineer with more than 21 years’ experience in environmental consulting and strategic planning related to site investigation, remedial design, civil design, and environmental compliance.
Stefanie Lamb will focus on our work with the NH Department of Environmental Services and other clients in the public and private sectors of New England. She is a licensed professional geologist with over 20 years of experience as a senior geologist and environmental practitioner, specializing s in site investigation and remediation, regulatory compliance, and client services.
Colliers’ Doug Martin inducted into 2022 Everest Club
Doug Martin, vice president of the Colliers’ NH office, has been inducted into the 2022 Everest Club, which recognizes the top 10 percent of all Colliers professionals in brokerage, valuation and corporate solutions in the U.S. based on revenue production.
“Doug provides the highest level of service to his clients. His professional approach to our business, coupled with the strong advocacy he delivers to our client base, are just some of the attributes that brought this well-deserved accolade,” according to Bob Rohrer, managing director of Colliers New Hampshire office.
Plan NH welcomes new staff member
Alissa Del Tufo has joined the Plan NH team as the organization’s first program manager, focused on the InvestNH Municipal Planning & Zoning Grant Program.
This program is administered jointly by NH Housing, Plan NH, and UNH Cooperative Extension, and is funded by the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs as part of the $100 million InvestNH Initiative with ARPA State Fiscal Recovery funds. This program is aimed at increasing local housing opportunities that align with the needs and long-term vision of local communities. Alissa will support applicants and grantees who are awarded financial assistance through this program.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Alissa. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and, from her very first day, hit the ground running.” said Tiffany Tononi McNamara, executive director of Plan NH. “This hire is especially exciting, as it marks the first time that Plan NH has added a full time staff member outside of my position. Growing our capacity is key to moving our mission forward and Alissa will be an integral part of that work.”
Badger Peabody & Smith Realty celebrates agents and staff at annual awards
Badger Peabody & Smith Realty held their annual award celebration in mid-February, where agents were presented with awards, including a few new categories. Recipients were:
- Residential Sales Associate of 2022 was awarded to Beth Horan, based out of the Franconia office.
- Top agents in their office: Janet Nickerson, Berlin; Michele Penner, Bretton Woods; Jackie Elliott, Holderness; Kathleen Sullivan-Head, Jackson; Nikki Barrett, Littleton; Kevin Killourie, North Conway; Missy Sullivan, Plymouth.
- Mt. Madison Level sales achievement awards to: Paty Ciotto, Malcolm Badger, Vespar Duffy, Peter Pietz, Anne Foss, Daren Levitt, Karla Badger, Roland Turgeon, Ray Newton, Eric Turchon, Rachael Brown, Charles Crannell, Linda Matheson, Jane Swett, Patty O’Brien, Tara Peirce, Joy Moore, Norman Head, David Cianciolo, Linda Walker, Debbie Engelhardt and Sue Solar.
- Mt. Monroe Level sales achievement awards to: Steve Gorman, Nubi Duncan, Fran Matott, Ralph Cronin, Bernadette Donohue, Jason Cape, Mary Doherty, Don Lapoint, Jerrod Mitchell, Ed O’Halloran, Matthew Penner, Karen Walsh, Tiffany Howard and Aaron Woods.
- Mt. Jefferson Level sales achievement awards to: Diane McGregor, Jackie Elliott, Janet Nickerson, Zachary Hawkins, Kevin Killourie, Nikki Barrett, Kathleen Sullivan-Head & Missy Sullivan.
- Mt. Adams Level sales achievement awarded to: Keegan Rice.
- Mt. Washington Level sales achievement awards to: Michele Penner and Beth Horan.
- Three Pound Sledge Hammar Award — given to an agent who has a willingness to help their fellow agents — was presented to Karen Walsh in the Plymouth office.
- The Badger Peabody & Smith Realty Good Neighbor award, a new award for this year to recognize an agent that has made an impact on their community through volunteer work, was given to Nikki Barrett from the Littleton office. Barrett helps deliver meals on wheels through the Littleton Area Senior Center, offers pet therapy with her dog Suzie at the Morrison in Whitefield, helps raise money for North Country Boys & Girls Club, and volunteers for the Lakes Region Board of Realtors.