Public assistance in redevelopment of historic Goodell Mill in Antrim, New Hampshire

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Southern New Hampshire University
This project spearheaded the local community's involvement in redeveloping the privately owned Goodell Mill and attempted to secure funding for a renovation that addresses the needs of small businesses and residents in the neighborhood, town, and region. It was initiated by the Downtown Antrim Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District, with labor and input from neighborhood and town residents. To provide meaningful and necessary assistance to the private redevelopment project, the TIF District Administrator applied for a feasibility study and identified construction funding sources. The administrator and board, serving as the town's agent, will now seek funding from regional, state, federal, non-profit, and private business-development and historic preservation organizations while continuing to work in close partnership with the owner. The TIF district also investigated whether to recommend purchase by the town or a nonprofit. The project would be deemed successful if the feasibility study, ownership recommendation, and funding for redevelopment were delivered by April 2004. (Author abstract)