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Bangor Waterworks

Bangor Waterworks Historic Renovation and Redevelopment: This project involved the renovation and redevelopment of the historic Bangor Waterworks facility for use as 35 units of single residency, low-income, Section 8 housing.

Program features included 35 housing units that each had a sleeping and living area, bathroom, and residential kitchen. Shared spaces included public activity and meeting space, staff administration space, a laundry room, and a public kitchen.

The project is notable because the historically significant building was slated for demolition, but was saved through the action of the low-income housing tax credit, which funded most of the work. The remainder of the work was funded by the Maine State Housing Authority, the City of Bangor, and Owner contributions.

The design team worked closely with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and the Bangor Historic Preservation Commission to meet preservation requirements for the work. Because the building was significantly changed by the project, HPC requirements included the recordation of the property per National Parks Service standards.

The total Construction Cost for the project was approximately $4,700,000.

Carter Architectural Design staff led, managed, and designed this project while employed at WBRC Architects/Engineers.