Councilors Hear Condo Plan at St. George’s Site; Discuss Traffic Where HHS Senior Died

Haverhill City Council. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Haverhill City Councilors assembled in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. City Council Chambers in City Hall. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Demolition of the former St. George’s Catholic church on Washington Street and construction of 10 low-income condominium units could go forward if the Haverhill City Council agrees Tuesday night.

Developer Bread and Roses Housing is proposing 10 homes across two buildings at 432 Washington St. and 0 Gilbert Ave. Once the $2.5-3 million project is completed, attorney Michael Migliori told the city’s Planning Board last month, condominiums will sell for between $125,000 and $150,000. City Economic and Planning Director William Pillsbury Jr. supported the project.

“I believe this is an important project for the Mount Washington neighborhood and that the investment in this in-fill housing will assist in stabilizing the neighborhood by increasing owner-occupancy and the related benefits resulting from that.”

Councilors Also Plan to Discuss Intersection Where HHS Senior Died Last Week

In other business before the City Council, members plan to discuss traffic safety at the intersection of Liberty Crystal Streets where a 17-year-old Haverhill High School senior was killed in a crash last week.

Council President John A. Michitson and Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua asked for the discussion.

Jordan Rankin died after a two-car crash around 9 p.m., last Monday night, in the area, just off route 97 in Haverhill. She was taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital and then airlifted to a Boston Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway by Haverhill Police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. No charges have yet been filed.