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Gerrish Retail Partners LLC

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MHIC Financing:
$3,378,488 in NMTC financing
The Neighborhood Developers, Inc
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In late 2007 Chelsea Neighborhood Developers (CND) moved into its new home, made possible with MHIC’s New Markets Tax Credit financing. At a ceremony to mark its move, the nonprofit also celebrated the “opening” of Chelsea’s new neighborhood – the so-called “Box District” — and completion of two housing developments in the neighborhood. The project involved the acquisition and remodeling of a partially vacant Gerrish Avenue property that is serving as CND’s new headquarters and a “gateway” to the district. These new developments are helping to transform the City of Chelsea, a historic, industrial city next to Boston. Revitalization of this area, and the concept for the Box District, was conceived by the city and CND as a transit-oriented, mixed-income neighborhood offering rental and homeownership housing, parks and green space, and an active community life. It is being made possible through a combination of public, nonprofit and private investment.