Migliori said parking for tenants will be in the new parking garage next to the downtown train station. Spaces in the garage will be included in rental agreements for each unit, he said.
“I’m voting for this hesitantly and against my better judgement because you are proposing a beautiful project,” Daly O’Brien told Guthrie. “But if this goes as you expect, you are going to do all right financially. So I’m asking you to step it up and take another look at putting in an elevator.”
The Planing Board and Economic Development Director William Pillsbury endorsed the project prior to the council meeting.
“The proposed project represents an excellent development consistent with all of the goals of the city to revitalize the downtown,” Pillsbury wrote in a memo to the council. “The redevelopment of the former Haverhill Music Centre building into a mixed-use, market-rate project is a strong positive indication of private sector confidence in investing in Haverhill.”