Central Street Apartment Conversion: This project converted existing second and third floor office space located in a Central Street commercial block into rentable apartments. The project was located in Bangor, Maine.
Program features included the preservation of an existing ground floor retail space, the creation of a one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of the building, and the creation of a two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of the building.
The project was notable for several reasons:
- The project was located in an historic district and was subject to historic review.
- The change of use on the upper floors of the building, combined with the restricted access to the back of the building meant that the building required the installation of a sprinkler system and updated alarm system.
- This subject property is historically significant because it is the only building in Bangor that has a terra cotta façade. Some renovation of the façade was executed by the previous building owner, but the windows were in bad shape and required restoration.
- The apartments each include one or two bedrooms, living room areas, kitchen areas, full bathrooms, and laundry rooms. The second floor apartment has a small office space.
The total Construction Cost for the project was approximately $250,000, and was constructed by a pre-selected contractor who was part of the design team.