The cradle of Nashua’s historic industrial economy, the Nashua Millyard
is poised to be reborn as a thriving mixed use destination. Listed on
the National Register of Historic Places, the district displays a
dramatic contrast between nineteenth century architecture and the
bucolic Nashua River. However, recent public and private investments
promise to unleash the potential of this district, located just steps
away from both Downtown Nashua and Mine Falls Park. In recent years,
these hallowed buildings have been turned into eclectic loft apartments,
dramatic artist studios and creative work spaces for startups. New
bridges, trail connections to the water and the Broad Street Parkway
will soon reveal this local treasure to the wider world.
Broad Street Parkway
The largest municipally managed public works project in New Hampshire, the 1.8-mile long, 2-lane parkway connects downtown Nashua with F.E. Everett Turnpike near exit 6. The road dramatically improves access and visibility of the Nashua Millyard.
The former cotton textile mill was historically restored in the 1980s into a thriving residential community.
Picker Collaborative Artists
Formerly housed in the historic Picker Building, the Picker Collaborative Artists are at the center of Nashua’s creative community. Artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs mix here to create a unique collaborative community. They are now located on Pine Street, in the heart of the Millyard.
Millyard Technology Park
The complex features polished hardwood floors, refurbished bricks and exposed beams, which convey an atmosphere that is authentically New England. Small businesses of all types call this space home, including technology startups, engineering, marketing consultants and manufacturers.