Building Maine Communities–with community buildings

Projects Commerical & Mixed Use

At the heart of our communities, social and economic activities intersect. Commercial & Mixed Use buildings typically have public retail uses on the ground floor, with large storefront windows for maximum visibility. Upper floors typically having offices or residential uses. This interconnection of goods, services and people is the engine that makes downtowns thrive.

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New Mixed Use Development
The project’s goal is to strengthen the vitality of our neighborhood commercial center with Traditional Mixed Uses. Village life is close to downtown for an easy drive, bus and/or bike to work, leisure or cultural activities – the same qualities that have made Deering Center desirable for 150 years. Learn more >

LachmanArchitects NorwayOperaHouseNorway Opera House | Norway, ME
Maine Preservation 2013 Honor Award for the Commercial-Restoration/ Rehabilitation
On the 10 year anniversary of the Norway Opera House’s designation as a Most Endangered Property, its revitalization was celebrated by a ribbon cutting Friday, March 1, 2013. Learn more >

Union Hall & SWFUnion Hall | Rockport, ME
Union Hall is the complete rehabilitation of a classic 19th century 10,000 sf mixed-use building in the heart of downtown Rockport’s historic district. Learn more >

SWF 5Salt Water Farm Restaurant at Union Hall | Rockport, ME
Overlooking Penobscot Bay from the heart of downtown Rockport is Union Hall, a classic 19th century historic mixed-use building. Learn more >

SRC AfterSkowhegan Renaissance Center | Skowhegan, ME
A new infill building inserted at the core of Skowhegan’s commercial downtown and within the Historic District that replaces a derelict eyesore. Learn more >

Microsoft Word - Oasis for newspaper finalOasis Restaurant | Old Orchard Beach, ME
Oasis Restaurant is an excellent Maine example of how simple quality design can create dramatic economic and physical transformation. Learn more >

LachmanArchitectsSmithWhittierFacade04-facade-after_0Smith Whittier Building Facade Improvements | Skowhegan, ME
This building occupies an important visually prominent gateway location within the historic downtown core. The extraordinary site fronts Water Street and backs to the Kennebec River. Learn more >