NH company hopes to renovate Franklin apartments
FRANKLIN, N.H.—A New Hampshire developer is hoping to convert two blighted, barely-occupied brick buildings in Franklin into safe, affordable housing.
The New Hampton-based company New England Family Housing is planning to buy the buildings at 188-198 South Main St. for $615,000 on Jan. 3.
Company owner Kevin Lacasse is applying for a $500,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to renovate the buildings, which were constructed in the late 1970s, but have not had any capital improvements in decades.
Lacasse tells the Concord Monitor ( http://bit.ly/vztg85) the building is full of avocado green countertops and blue shag rugs.
Only eight of the 30 units in the two buildings are currently occupied.
Franklin police Chief David Goldstein says his officers frequently respond to complaints at the building and the renovations would improve that.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com