and mailed to SWNIC
-- Academy of Giving, 47 Camp St.
The most extraordinary thing about SWNIC
is how it has managed to survive for more than 40 years, considering its lack of support from such organizations as the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and local foundations.
Unlike the pool outside SWNIC
, the Wheels to Water pools are all indoors, so kids could swim when it rained.
To build Southgate Place, SWNIC is in the process of forming Mechanics Guild LLC in partnership with Stepone Inc.
SWNIC purchased the property about two years ago and organization officials have been looking for funding to jumpstart the project for some time.
The parcel, which was purchased about two years ago by SWNIC for about $500,000, is contaminated and its cleanup is expected to cost about $200,000.
To develop the project, SWNIC is forming Mechanics Guild LLC in partnership with Stepone Inc.
At a check presentation at SWNIC yesterday, Ronald Charette, executive director for the organization, said the old company is a mess of rubbish and is a safety concern for the area.
About two years ago, SWNIC bought the property for a little under $500,000 and has put together a plan to build $7 million in subsidized housing there.