HapHousing plans to conserve historical building

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – HapHousing has big plans to save some historic buildings and develop affordable apartments near the Holyoke Public Library.

About 100 people filled the library Wednesday night to hear plans to build 55 rental apartments with 36 affordable for low-income tenants.

HapHousing owns three run-down buildings it wants to redevelop across from the Library. The goal is to provide more than just rental units.

Sarah Page of HapHousing told 22News, “We believe this development can have a catalytic effect on revitalizing the whole neighborhood, and bringing more home ownership and more investment in this really wonderful neighborhood.”

This is a long term plan that’s in the design stages. Construction won’t begin until the financing is secured, which will take about three years.

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