Concord Housing+ Redevelopment Celebrates Opening of New Building
Agency’s Operations to Begin at New Site on October 12th
Concord, NH, October 13, 2011 – A ribbon cutting ceremony has marked the grand opening of the new offices of Concord Housing + Redevelopment (CH+R). The agency officially moved in and began operating out of the new building on October 12, 2011. The 3,000 square foot building, located at 23 Green Street, will house all of CH+R’s business offices and be the new location where individuals and families can access the agency’s services.
Construction began at the site in June, and was completed a short four months later. “We are thrilled with the results,” said John Hoyt, CH+R’s Executive Director. “We worked consistently with the architects and construction team to preserve the beauty of the original building, while improving the streetscape and usability. It was important to us to make sure the building’s look and feel remained intact, and I think we succeeded.” The stained glass doors were preserved from the original building, as well as the stained glass windows from the 1950’s. Landscaping details also remain similar, with the American Smoke trees staying in the building’s front yard, along with all other mature trees on the property. The new space is energy-efficient and ADA compliant. The first floor will be home to the Housing operations with conference and meeting space for greater client confidentiality. The Finance and Redevelopment offices will be located on the second floor. There are also two conference rooms, and plenty of room for expansion. “This building will serve our needs well as we move into our next fifty years,” said Ari B. Pollack, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “It represents who we were and what we are growing to become. We continue to serve as a catalyst for development opportunities by offering strategic partnerships and accessing financing opportunities. By linking developers with selling property owners, municipal officials, lenders and other sources of funding, at CH+R we are able to launch important community projects that help shape Concord’s landscape of today and tomorrow.” The building’s construction was financed by Merrimack County Savings Bank. Warren Street Architects handled the design and Hutter Construction was the builder. The site at 23 Green Street is owned by CH Development Corporation, the development company of CH+R.