Main Street Apartment and Retail Conversion: This project converted the existing third and fourth-floor office space located in a Main Street commercial block into rentable apartments. It also converted first and second-floor office space into a retail shop. The project was located in Bangor, Maine.
Program features included the conversion of an existing first and second-floor office space into retail space and the creation of identical two-bedroom apartments on the third and fourth floors of the building.
The project was notable for several reasons:
- The project was located in a historic district and was subject to a historic review.
- The change of use on the upper floors of the building, combined with the selected internal layout in the apartments, meant that the building required the installation of a sprinkler system and an updated alarm system.
- The first floor of the building includes a retail area and an owner’s office space. The second floor of the building contains a small rental event space and additional office space.
- The apartments each include two bedrooms, living room areas, kitchen areas, full bathrooms, laundry and storage rooms.
The total Construction Cost for the project was approximately $350,000 and was constructed by a pre-selected contractor who was part of the design team.