Adaptive Reuse

Our adaptive re-use projects include conversion of industrial and warehouse buildings to retail and office use on Marginal Way in Portland in the 1980s and 1990s, conversion of a clothing manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine to office use in 1987, and several mill conversions in the 1990s and 2000s that have preserved historic features but have not been designed to meet tax credit criteria.  All of these projects have taken advantage of central but unappreciated locations, valuable infrastructure in place, and minimal need for soil disturbance or new construction to commence re-use of the property.  Project size has ranged from 30,000 to 185,000 SF.

Two of the Marginal Way properties in Portland (127 Marginal Way and 315 Marginal Way) have maintained their original adaptive use configuration since their inception, one (87 Marginal Way), underwent a major renovation and expansion into a Wild Oats Market 15 years after its initial renovation, and two (161 Marginal Way and 145 Marginal Way) were demolished for new construction after 10-15 years, as market conditions allowed.