Projects: Community Center
The Record Company - Boston, Massachusetts
Nolan Sheehan Patten represented Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation in deploying $4.3M of New Markets Tax Credits to finance the fit-out and equipping of approximately 12,500 square feet of industrial space to be operated as a music recording studio and rehearsal facility, while also representing BlueHub Loan Fund in its provision of source financing. Located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, the project will provide affordable music workspace and professional development programs to communities with historically limited access. The project has committed to creating new jobs and ensuring that professionals in the music industry are properly compensated for their work. Our representation utilized an innovative NMTC structure which limited transaction costs and maximized the tax credit equity available to the project.
Artists for Humanity – Boston, Massachusetts
Nolan Sheehan Patten represented MassDevelopment in connection with an $11 million NMTC financing for the expansion of the Artists for Humanity headquarters. Bank of America was the investor and this project qualified using the targeted populations regulations. Artists for Humanity is a charitable organization whose mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment through art and design and through entrepreneurship and work force opportunities.
Donald T. Erwin Community Health Center – New Orleans, LA
Nolan Sheehan Patten represented a subsidiary Community Development Entity (CDE) of Capital Link, Inc. in this twinned New Markets Tax Credit and Federal Historic Tax Credit transaction. The structure leveraged the proceeds of grants from the Kresge Foundation and the Louisiana Primary Care Association, a loan from the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development, and equity from First NBC Bank through the CDE to provide over $7,000,000 in qualified low income community investment loans to an affiliate of the St. Thomas Community Health Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. St. Thomas used these funds to acquire, rehabilitate and retrofit a well-known historic building in downtown New Orleans into the Donald T. Erwin Community Health Center, an urban health center primarily serving uninsured and underrepresented low-income populations.
Sitkowski School Apartments – Webster, Massachusetts
Nolan Sheehan Patten represented the investor Massachusetts Housing Equity Fund (“MHEF”) in connection with the rehabilitation of an historic, decommissioned school. All historic elements will be maintained, or enhanced, with the addition of new parking areas, landscaping and streetscape improvements. The complex will have 66 units of affordable senior housing and a community/senior center. MHEF invested over $9 million in LIHTC and HTC equity.