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SAVE-THE-DATE ~ WHC Annual Celebration

WHC Annual Celebration & Housing Leadership Awards Presentation
We are hosting our annual event to celebrate our accomplishments and successes of the past year. We will feature two pre-event optional tours of outstanding examples of local workforce housing development - The Housing Partnership's Woodbury Mill and Chinburg Properties Cocheco Mill. Tour details and registration below.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Christopher Parker, the City of Dover's Director of Planning & Community Development. We will also recognize members of the community that go the extra mile to ensure workers in the Greater Seacoast Region of New Hampshire and Maine have more housing opportunities through our Leadership Awards

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Where: Kelley's Row, 421 Central Avenue, Dover, NH
Time: Registration - 5:45 - 6:15PM; Program - 6:15 - 8:00PM
Admission: $25 members; $30 non-members

By mail: Send admission payments to:
Workforce Housing Coalition, PO Box 4772, Portsmouth, NH 03802-4772
Or pay online using the convenient form below. Paypal account not required.

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If you know of an individual, company or organization that stands out, submit a your nomination to ashlee@seacoastwhc.org. Read the award category descriptons and submission guidelines here.

Thank you to our event sponsors. DF RichardOrr & Reno


Tour Workforce Housing "History"

Woodbury Mill - 2 Dover Street, Dover  NH - 4:30PM
The Housing Partnership’s Woodbury Mill project is an adaptive reuse of a historic mill building. The 2 Dover Street former shoe factory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and industrial significance. The 1885 building was used as a shoe factory, occupied by multiple companies for nearly 90 years.Woodbury Bros. Shoe Factory c.1890

THP's development project brings 42 affordable apartments to Dover. Just a couple blocks off Central Avenue, the Mill will provide affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Features include sustainable building practices to provide energy efficient, durable units. Construction at the 5-story mill building began in March 2013 and is on target to be completed in April 2014.

The Woodbury Mill tour will start at 4:30PM. Tour guests will find the Mill on the corner of Park and Dover Streets, a couple blocks off Central Avenue. Parking is available in the St. Charles parking lot, across from the Mill.

Register for one or both tours - click here.

Cocheco Falls Millworks - 100 Main Street, Dover NH - 5:00PMCocheco Falls Millworks
The Cocheco Mills have seen fortunes rise and fall over almost two centuries since the first 5-acre parcel of land was purchased by the Dover Cotton Factory in 1814. The growth of the Mills was rapid over the course of those first few decades and the sprawling complex that is now known as Cocheco Mills expanded, building by building. For over 100 years, the Mills produced textiles but the major fires coupled with social and financial upheavals led to the end of all textile operations in the 1930s. 

Chinburg Properties has added 74 apartments to downtown Dover. Studios, lofts, 1 and 2 bedroom and townhouse apartments, ranging in size from 506 sq. ft to 1237 sq. ft. rent for $775 to $1915 per month, heat, hot water and electricity included. The development includes a fitness room, clubroom, parking and extra storage.

The Cocheco Mill tour will begin at 5:00PM. Guests are to enter at the 100 Main Street Tower Entrance (across from Taste of India) and gather at the 3rd floor entrance. On-street parking is located nearby.

Register for one or both tours here. 

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