ACT Through Time

 

1992

Andover Community Trust (ACT) incorporates as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation; designated tax-exempt by IRS.

 

1993

ACT receives its first grant from Stevens Foundations.

 

1994

Dikris Kazanjian donates first building lot on Heather Drive.

 

1996

ACT partners with Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) to build ACT’s first permanently affordable home by architect and founding ACT board member, Spencer Johnson.

 

1998

Willard Perkins donates second building lot on Haverhill Street for the home, designed by architect Spencer Johnson.

 

1999

GLTS students begin construction on Haverhill Street home, supervised by Will Berard.

 

2001

Construction completed on Haverhill Street home; ACT’s first homeowner moves in.

 

2003

Comprehensive permit obtained to build a second home, designed by architect John Pearson, on Heather Drive.

 

2004

GLTS students begin construction of Heather Drive home.

 

2005

Steve Stapinski and King Weinstein donate third home on River Road; ACT contracts with Smith Construction to complete renovations.

 

2006

GLTS completes Heather Drive home; ACT’s second homeowner moves in.

 

2007

ACT’s third homeowner purchases the home on River Road and moves in.

ACT purchases a nonconforming lot on Cheever Circle and obtains comprehensive permit to build a fourth home, designed by John Pearson.

 

2008

Smith Construction completes Cheever Circle home; ACT’s fourth owner moves in.

 

2009

ACT enters into purchase and sale agreement with Scott Buonopane and David Murray, Northfield Construction, LLC, to build ACT’s fifth home on North Street.

 

2010

ACT purchases building lot from Town of Andover on Andover Street at tax title auction; obtains a special permit under Sec. 7.8, Andover Zoning Bylaw, Dimensional Special Permit: Affordable Housing.

 

2011

GLTS students begin construction of the sixth home, supervised by Rob Fairbanks and designed by John Pearson.

 

2012

Northfield Construction completes North Street home; ACT’s fifth owner moves in.

ACT signs purchase and sale agreement for a seventh permanently affordable home on Woburn Street, to be designed by John Pearson.

 

2013

GLTS completes ACT’s sixth home on Andover Street; new owner moves in.

ACT obtains comprehensive permit to build ACT's seventh home on Woburn St.

 

2014

GLTS installs solar panels on ACT’s sixth home on Andover Street.

ACT hires first part-time paid staff.

 

2015

ACT signs purchase and sale agreement for the home site at 168 Haverhill St.

ACT saves an affordable unit in Andover with a resale to another income-eligible owner.

ACT expands its reach to monitor another 40B project in Andover.

 

2016

ACT begins construction on the affordable home at 168 Haverhill St.  

ACT board grows to 15 members including 4 homeowners.  

ACT is named Affordable Monitoring Agent for Riverside Woods senior housing project on River Road.

 

2017     

ACT celebrates its 25 years of service with a year of events—April Community Forum “Andover’s Affordable Housing Success—Myths & Realities”; June “Build the Dream 2017” Annual dinner; November Community Forum "Building Affordable Homes in Massachusetts-Public/Private Partnerships Working Together.  

ACT president John Pearson receives a Kiwanis Club 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. 

ACT dedicates its 7th home at 168 Haverhill Street home.

ACT signs a P&S for the purchase of 8 Lupine Road from South Church of Andover. ACT and Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity agree on a joint project for the development of 6 affordable units at Lupine Road.

 

2018

ACT is named affordability monitoring agent for the 120% AMI units at Riverside Woods and for the 6 memory care rental units at The Bridges by Epoch at Andover. 
ACT president John Pearson receives a 2018 Andover Chamber Community Service Award.
ACT begins site work on the construction of the affordable homes at 8 Lupine Road
Long-time president John Pearson retires from the board and Norm Rice is elected president.

 

2019
ACT is named affordable monitoring agent for the Stone Hill development; 14 units of senior assisted living will be affordable. 

 

 

 

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