36 Chestnut Street

Lewiston, ME       

The Lofts at Bates Mill, our first Lewiston project, is the adaptive re-use of an 1854 Bates Manufacturing Company textile mill, Mill #2. The Lofts at Bates Mill features 25 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom, and 7 three-bedroom apartments. The Lofts at Bates Mill is the first apartment housing built in Lewiston’s Mill District. The project completely transformed the west façade of this classic redbrick mill structure (see before and after photos). Features of the project include 13-foot ceilings, exposed timber framing, large windows with abundant natural light, and an expansive view across Fountain Park and the Bates Mill Complex to the Androscoggin River. The project is a short three-block walk to the services in downtown Lewiston and is on a local bus line. Residents enjoy a fitness center and community room with computers.


UNITS: 48 (15 Market-Rate + 33 Income-Restricted)

ARCHITECT: Platz Associates

CONTRACTOR: Platz Associates

FINANCING: MaineHousing, The City of Lewiston, People’s United Bank, Hunt Capital Partners, and Maine Preservation.

"Lewiston's Bates Mill back open as apartment complex"

WCSH 6 November 12, 2012


"Developer discusses The Lofts at Bates Mill project"

Sun Journal

December 3, 2012


"The Lofts - Bates Mill complex apartments begin accepting tenants"

Sun Journal (Front Page!)

November 5, 2012


"Model Units - Bates Mill Lofts Open For Tours"

Sun Journal

August 10, 2012

"Bates Loft project kicks off"

Sun Journal

February 17, 2012


"Portland developer to begin work on Bates Mill apartments"

Twin City Times

February 2, 2012


"Lewiston among 6 communities to expand affordable housing"

WCSH Channel 6 News

January 10, 2011


"The Lofts at Bates Mill 'a go' thanks to $5.2M"

Sun Journal

January 6, 2011


"Developer set to apply for credits"

Sun Journal

September 14, 2010


"Building projects in Biddeford and Lewiston will provide affordable housing"

WMTW Channel 8 News

August 20, 2010


"Bates Loft will appeal outside of Lewiston, developer tells council"

Sun Journal

July 14, 2010


"Developer offers more details on Bates Mill No. 2 project"

Sun Journal

June 27, 2010


"Developer plans apartment complex in Bates Mill No. 2"

Maine Sunday Telegram

May 30, 2010


"Developer plans apartments"

Sun Journal

May 29, 2010

For detailed rental information please visit: Saco Falls Management.