October 27, 2017 - Dedication of Harbor Place, a Transformative Residential and Commercial Development in Haverhill



Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Secretary Jay Ash and Mayor James Fiorentini will join the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Greater Haverhill Foundation to celebrate the dedication of Harbor Place, a new development in Haverhill that includes mixed-income housing; a 5-story commercial building; a new public plaza; and a grand boardwalk that allows pedestrian access to the Merrimack River from the downtown for the first time in over 80 years.

The Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. and the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Inc. partnered to develop Harbor Place at one of Haverhill’s most critical locations for future growth. Harbor Place embraces residential, retail, commercial, institutional and recreational uses, encouraging new housing and economic development opportunities through an innovative partnership with local institutions, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Haverhill.


Monday, October 30, 2017

12:30 p.m.


2 Merrimack Street, HC Media Studio, Haverhill, MA

Parking: available in municipal parking lot directly across Merrimack Street


In attendance will be the following:

  • Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley,Archbishop of Boston
  • Secretary Jay Ash, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
  • The Honorable James Fiorentini,Mayor of Haverhill
  • Brian Dempsey, Former Chair of the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways & Means
  • Lisa Alberghini,President, Planning Office for Urban Affairs
  • Ronald Trombley, Managing Director,Greater Haverhill Foundation
  • Susan Moro, Senior Vice President, Community Development Executive, Bank of America
  • Judith Jacobson, Deputy Director, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

About the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. The Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. is a social justice ministry affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston. The Planning Office strives to create vibrant communities through the development of high quality affordable and mixed income housing, and mixed-use properties. As a prominent regional non-profit developer and a leading diocesan housing development ministry for the Catholic Church in America, POUA has completed over 2,800 units of housing and several community revitalization initiatives in Massachusetts.

About the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Inc. The Greater Haverhill Foundation, Inc. (GHF) is a private non-profit economic development corporation created in 1964 by a special act of the Massachusetts Legislature. The GHF was founded by local business and community leaders who invested their own funds via stock subscription, in an all-volunteer self-help initiative to address the extensive job loss and decline of economic activity related to the demise of the shoe and leather manufacturing industries in the City of Haverhill. The mission of the GHF is to promote, develop and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of the City of Haverhill and its Citizen’s through loans, investments or other business transactions which provide maximum opportunities for employment and improve the standard of living of local citizens.