Ray G's projects
I think it would be nice to have more solar chargers along the boardwalk and an couple in Washington Square, and renovate the abanndoned factory on Stevens Street and possibly could make it into an hotel/restaurants or a nice park by the Little River with some solar chargers as well. Also some restaurants, shops, music stores like Newbury Comics downtown at the corner of Essex Street and Wingate Street, as well as apartments or an 15 story office building on the corner of Merrimack Street and How Street. Could also renovate the Washington Square area with some more shops and restaurants.
Hi, I think that there should be one or two hotels in the downtown area also, for people who come from out of Haverhill or just visiting during the weekend or so, it would be nice to have one in the downtown area instead of going on the other side of the city. As well, they should build an performing arena, like where different artists, local bands, acts, plays, etc all can perform there along with some sporting events.
last year I reached out to City Hall asking questions around the skatepark in downtown.
i received a response but no follow through from the parks and rec dept.
Haverhill has many parks and green spaces but they mainly focus on organized sports like baseball and football.. Skateboarding, bmx, scootering and so on are the sports of today's youth. There is an opportunity to evolve our parks to make them more relevant for these kids and family's. This encourages family's to get out outdoors, see more of the city and potential business support.
if we think of the youth and what they need it is my believe the city would thrive.
This is one of many opportunities that can change the face of Haverhill from parks to public art outreach to work Artist studios and many many others.