New England News
8:45 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Former Textile Mill To Be Converted To Housing

Construction work is expected to start this summer  to turn an old mill building in Easthampton Massachusetts into affordable housing. 

This former textile mill on Cottage Street in Easthampton MA will be turned into affordable housing in a $15 million project
This former textile mill on Cottage Street in Easthampton MA will be turned into affordable housing in a $15 million project
Credit WAMC

   A $15 million dollar project will turn a  more than century old former textile factory into 50 units of housing for families that meet income guidelines.  The project is being financed by federal and state tax credits.   Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik said turning old industrial buildings into housing is part of a strategy to revitalize downtown.

   The state on Monday awarded Easthampton a $10,000 grant to work on community development plans.