R1 Success Story: Franconia Paper Mill - RiverWalk Resort, Lincoln, NH
A new luxury resort in the shadow of Loon Mountain ski area has been constructed on the site of a former paper mill, mirroring the town’s economic transition from a mill town to a center for tourism. Franconia Paper Mill which opened in the 1960s, was a major economic driver for the Town of Lincoln before it closed in the 1980s. The building stood vacant for 30 years before it was demolished in 2009 to make way for new developments. The construction project cost $50 million and created desperately needed jobs. This included building a 170-unit residential hotel, and commercial space with ski lockers and retail space. The luxury resort with a restaurant, pub, swimming pools, a spa and a winery has made a significant boost to the local economy.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Franconia Paper Mill - RiverWalk Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire.