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For years, friends living at 181 Market St. have vented their frustrations of shoddy workmanship and unscrupulous behavior by the developer that took his “Mills to Martini’s” money to the extreme. At the end of this last May, rumors where swirling that this developer, John DeAngelis, was moving quickly to reach for another brass ring in downtown Lowell - The Chalifoux Building.
A ZONING Board hearing on the proposal by Nashua developer Tom Monahan to redevelop the upper floors of the 112-year-old Chalifoux building at the corner of Merrimack and Central streets into 47 market-rate rental apartments quickly turned into a rally against another developer, John DeAngelis of Earth Realty.
“This project is too important for the city to have a developer with the problems John DeAngelis has created,” said Stephen Greene, a resident of 181 Market St.
Seven residents of the DeAngelis-developed properties at 181 Market St. (Market Gallery Lofts) and 58 Prescott St. spoke in opposition to the project, believing that DeAngelis was a member of the development team due to an inaccurate hearing notice sent to neighbors.
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No one in attendance from the city or the developer had any idea how the mistake occurred.
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