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Rock and Art Shop Apartments

Central Street Apartment Conversion: This project converted the 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 a historic district and was subject to a 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 an 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.