The Hammersmith Group released an anticipated and controversial master plan for the future of downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of the oldest cities in the country.
The plan follows a long and high-profile battle between citizens and the city's mayor. "It's one city, with two very different visions of its future," said Constantine Valhouli, principal of the Hammersmith Group, a firm that advises developers and cities on reviving historic downtowns.
That’s all interesting and good – especially for those preservation-minded souls. We make mention of it here because in their press materials they note some of the artists who have lived in the area: “writers John Bellairs, Andre Dubus, Andre Dubus III, and musician-director Rob Zombie.”
So for those Bellairsia blog readers wanting some sort of Johnny Dixon/Hellbilly crossover, we’ll just say this ups the ante by a slim margin. Very slim.