Haverhill, October 22, 2019 – A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at 87 Washington Street, a development now called “The Granville,” with several state and local public officials, including Haverhill’s Mayor Fiorentini, the developer Dave Traggorth, funders, and members of the project team in attendance.
The Granville is a transit-oriented development in the heart of Haverhill that has converted a vacant historic building into 24 stunning loft apartments and ground and first floor commercial space. Inside the building you will see preservation or replication of original features of the building, such as a tin wall made to look like the tin roof inside the ground floor space. Inside the apartments you will find large windows, brick walls, wood beams, and barn-door closets.
Excitement about the newly transformed building was palpable as is excitement about Haverhill’s ongoing revitalization. Walking along Washington Street you will see many new stores and restaurants. The city is buzzing with construction that will transform several other formerly vacant historic buildings and storefronts into housing and retail.
With the Haverhill rail station within two blocks and with stores, restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment and the Downtown Riverwalk along the Merrimack right downtown, Haverhill is becoming a popular and attractive destination to live, work, and visit. It’s fair to say that this city, which not too long ago was considered distressed, is coming alive and with it there is a positive energy and vibe that makes you want to be there.
The Granville represents HNEF’s seventh project investment.
For more information about this development, see “87 Washington Street.”