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Developer to Turn Massachusetts Mill Into Affordable Housing| Housing Finance Magazine 

Courtesy of Trinity Financial – Trinity Financial is redeveloping the Van Brodie Mill into affordable housing in Lawrence, Mass. The completed project will contain eight studio apartments, 25 one-, 56 two-, and 13 three-bedroom apartments.

“We are thrilled to begin the transformation of the Van Brodie Mill,” said Trinity Financial project manager Dan Drazen. “Thanks to MassHousing’s investment, this project will breathe new life into a historically significant asset while creating much-needed mixed-income housing in the Gateway City of Lawrence.”

Source: Developer to Turn Massachusetts Mill Into Affordable Housing| Housing Finance Magazine | Adaptive Reuse, Construction Finance, Tom Lyons, Dan Drazen, Rob Vest, Thomas McColgan, Trinity Financial, MassHousing, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Red Stone Equity Partners, TD Bank, Massachusetts

Demolition bids to go out for collapsing mill – Massachusetts

The green wooden section of the old Ramage paper mill, directly above the Deerfield River. RECORDER PHOTO/DIANE BRONCACCIO

Paper manufacturing began on the site in 1887 and continued until 1996. Since then, the green wooden building has deteriorated. A recent assessment has found hazardous building materials there, including asbestos.

Source: Demolition bids to go out for collapsing mill

Massachusetts student Sarah Hastings has been told home is illegal | Daily Mail Online

Sarah Hastings has been living in her 190-square-foot home on wheels, dubbed Rhizhome, on a parcel owned by another couple for the last year.

‘Through my interdisciplinary education at Mount Holyoke College, I brainstormed a way to do this; by graduation I had competed the design and construction of my own mobile tiny home and received high honors in Architectural Studies for my work.  ‘I sourced all of my material from salvage yards, craigslist, and local businesses within a 200 mile radius of my building site.  ‘Local professionals, friends, and my father contributed their skills and knowledge to my project, which ensured a safe and informed home.’

Sarah Hastings (pictured) was given a day to move out. She says she’ll try to find another location for her house

Source: Massachusetts student Sarah Hastings has been told home is illegal | Daily Mail Online

Bottom Line: Old wood finds new life in lumber reclamation company – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

Project manager Thomas Remmes stands in one of the apartments at Juction Shop Mills in Worcester.Project manager Thomas Remmes stands in one of the apartments at Juction Shop Mills in Worcester. Wood beams, like those behind him, were cut out to make space for lofts, stairs and elevators and are being reused by Longleaf Lumber as hardwood pine flooring. Photo/Chris Christo

“We deal strictly with reclaimed material. The whole idea of reclaiming lumber is a green one, and it makes financial sense,” Mr. Poirier said. “Reclaimed lumber is now being traded as a commodity.”

The company now has 18 employees, and Mr. Poirier and his team will travel as far as Ohio to reclaim lumber. Mr. Poirier said he finds his raw materials through a network of demolition contractors across New England.

Once the wood is reclaimed, it is sent to Longleaf’s mill, where it is de-nailed, kiln-dried and milled into flooring and paneling.

via Bottom Line: Old wood finds new life in lumber reclamation company – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA.

Milling opportunity; Timber from historic barn salvaged for redevelopment of former Abbot Mill – Eagle-Tribune: Local News

Milling opportunity; Timber from historic barn salvaged for redevelopment of former Abbot MillCourtesy photoMario Davila and Wesley Updike of Longleaf Lumber stand with one of the loads of reclaimed wood from the former Abbot Mill barn on Red Spring Road bound for re-milling in Maine.The wood is expected to be re-purposed for use in the main Abbot Mill building, pictured in the background.

The wooden floors, joists and decking of the early 19th century structure were salvaged by a reclaimed and antique lumber company and are expected to be reused in the redevelopment of the still-standing brick mill building on the site.

Milling opportunity; Timber from historic barn salvaged for redevelopment of former Abbot MillCOURTESY PHOTO Workers from Longleaf Lumber remove wood from the former Abbot Mill barn that is being re-milled for reuse in the redevelopment of the main mill building on the property.

via Milling opportunity; Timber from historic barn salvaged for redevelopment of former Abbot Mill – Eagle-Tribune: Local News.

Notes from the Field: The Atlantic Workshop | New England Home Magazine

This reclaimed wooden boat chair masterpiece came from Scott Feen of The Atlantic Workshop. We found it through Unconsumption – one of the most inspiring sites on reuse design on the web.

Photos by Karin Lidbeck Brent

Within his workshop you will find remnants of boats, buildings, factories, barns and mechanical equipment most would toss into a scrap yard. But Scottâ philosophy is simple: find old items and give them new life.

The Chatham location of his workshop lends itself especially well to the uncovering of pieces of old boats and yachts, which Scott uses to create furniture with a nautical theme.

via Notes from the Field: The Atlantic Workshop | New England Home Magazine.