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Building a lifestyle: SMHA’s Teche Ridge residential development project beckons in New Iberia

Imagine, if you will, a walkable neighborhood in New Iberia, where welders and CEOs, artists and attorneys, all live side-by-side, sharing space at the cafes and eateries and retail shops that line the neighborhood streets. In a central park, there are farmer’s and artisan’s markets, outdoor yoga classes and live music.

Affordable-housing project brings jobs for Newburgh residents

. . . Creating jobs for other Newburgh residents desperate for work is one goal of a Newburgh Community Land Bank-driven project taking shape in Newburgh’s East End. Affordable-housing developer RUPCO is turning 15 long-vacant properties into dozens of affordable apartments, and using Libolt as general contractor.

$446,210 grant expands farm to school connection

As it works to complete its 2,800-square-foot cold storage project within the next four weeks, the Franklin County Community Development Corp. on Friday won a three-year, $446,210 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money is intended to help the Community Development Corp.’s Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center ramp up ...