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Hamilton Canal Again Moves Forward.

Hamilton Canal getting area busy as ground breaks on walkway, courts

Appleton Mill renovation for artist space is on time.

Everything old is new again at the Appleton Mills.

$2M grant awarded for Hamilton Canal area redevelopment

The conversion of the Appleton Mills to housing is starting to take shape.

Economy forces state to delay Lowell judicial center until 2013.
For new business owners, judicial center delay just bump in the road

Trinity Financial, the master developer of the $800 million Hamilton Canal revitalization project, is moving ahead with developing the Freudenberg building on its own after talks with Lowell-based Watermark Environmental failed.

Work done to repair wasteway for canals

Governor Patrick helps launch Lowell mill-district renewalwith $13M check

The first phase of the $800 million Hamilton Canal District revitalization project will break ground Thursday, November 12, 2009

November HCD Update from James Errickson

October Update from DCAM regarding the demolition and site preparation of the Courthouse site.

Charter School Trustees OK plan to buy Lowell building, move from Jackson Street

Hamilton Canal project breaks ground in Oct.

James Errickson, Urban Renewal Project Manager for The City of Lowell gives an update on the progress in the Hamilton Canal District as of September 2009.

City gears up for Hamilton Canal District’s launch

Transfers made for Hamilton project

Progress in the Hamilton Canal District

Historic Board OKs JAM plan permits

Construction on the $40 million first phase of the ambitious, 10-year, $800 million Hamilton Canal project is slated to begin in the next two months.

Downtown Neighborhood Vision Session 1 Lowell High School
April 23, 2009, 6:30PM – 8:30PM Refreshments provided by Brew’d Awakening

• LEARN about the new housing, new retail, new commercial space, new parks, and new jobs coming to the Hamilton Canal District
• SHARE your thoughts on how this new development might benefit your neighborhood and the city as a whole
• VOICE your ideas about Downtown’s opportunities and challenges
• JOIN your neighbors in participating in your city’s future…and your neighborhood’s future regarding:
> Economic development
> Housing
> Arts and culture
> Access
> Linkages to other neighborhoods and communities

City eyes garage for police training

Appleton Mills owner loses round

The rehabilitation of the Appleton Mills into 135 artist live/work spaces will break ground in May, kicking off the first phase of the 10-year, $800 million rebirth of the blighted Hamilton Canal District.

Lowell renewal receives $3M lift

Tenants sign on to new Lowell garage

Those mill walls, remnants of Lowell's proud past, await new life

Trinity Financial is concerned that problems with financing may stall canal plan.

Lowell renewal project gets green light .

Teamwork touted on Hamilton Canal project .

Mill hydro license pulled .

Hamilton Canal gets state's blessing .

Public Hearing for Proposed JAM Urban Renewal Plan Changes Monday, August 25, 2008 to discuss the proposed Jackson/Appleton/Middlesex Urban Revitalization and Development Plan (JAM Plan) amendments needed to facilitate and support the development of the Hamilton Canal District.

Eminent-domain ruling appealed
Building owner's move could hold up Hamilton Canal plan .

Garcia Brogan's, a new eatery slated for Lowell garage has agreed to a long-term lease with the city, making it the first tenant at the Edward J. Early Parking Garage on Middlesex Street.

Hamilton plan could break ground in spring

Hamilton Canal traffic plan has happy ending in Lowell

US Senator John Kerry pays a visit to the Hamilton Canal District

Could the trolley make a comeback? System overhaul eyed as part of JAM plan

Side of new Lowell garage to go green.

Lowell projects millions more in revenue from canal-district renewal.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The City of Lowell and Trinity Financial, the master developer, invite you to the next round of Vision Sessions for the Hamilton Canal District.
More information on the meetings.

The new Edward Early Parking Garage officially opened in April. Users rave about the new facility on Middlesex Street.

Boost for city district 'likely' Governor's plan would benefit renewal in the Hamilton Canal District

Firm to pay Lowell $7M for right to develop Hamilton District land

By 2021, plan calls for retail, housing; theater possible

New garage could open next week

City, State close to agreement on Courthouse Site

Restaurants vie for retail space in new city garage

City officials and executives with Trinity Financial, the Boston-based development firm that will carry out the city's ambitious plans for the Hamilton Canal District, reportedly are near to a deal. Groups iron out details for JAM plan

The new city garage on Middlesex Street is scheduled to open by the end of January.

The most recent session of the Hamilton Canal District planning process conducted by the Boston-based development firm Trinity Financial was held on January 5, 2008.

Information about and from previous sessions can also be found here: The first session was held on December 5th with working groups scheduled for the coming weeks and another charette in January. Previous articles described the process for public input for the various meetings: Dec. 5 "listening session" at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. . The flyer for the event.

Lowell restaurants forming a 'green team'

Lowell National Historical Park officials unveiled plans to develop a walkway around the Pawtucket Falls Overlook

Nationally known City Planner Jeff Speck presented his Evolving City plan for downtown Lowell at the Lowell Plan Breakfast on October 1st.

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