AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) — Governor Charlie Baker attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mill District in Amherst on Wednesday.
A project years in the making, is finally coming to an end in Amherst. Beacon communities hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new apartments and retail space, North Square, at the Mill district Wednesday.
The redevelopment of a former sawmill site has created new affordable housing for families in the area earning up to 50 percent of the median income. Governor Charlie baker was there to talk about how this project has developed since it started back in 2017.
North Square is located in the heart of North Amherst and is a sustainability-designed community with 130 apartments and over 22,000 square feet of retail space.
This was the Governor’s second stop in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, earlier in the day he visited the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield.