THE MILL AT SACO FALLS 

100 Saco Falls Way

Biddeford, ME

This project is an adaptive re-use of an 1845 textile mill building adjacent to the Saco River falls in Biddeford. It is a key component in the renaissance of the Biddeford Mill District, from a collection of aging industrial buildings to a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood offering public access to the Saco River. Features of the project include magnificent views of the Saco River and falls, and a short walk to both the Amtrak station on Saco Island and Biddeford’s historic downtown. Residents enjoy a fitness center, outdoor play area, home theater room, and community room with computers.

YEAR COMPLETED: 2010

UNITS: 66 (26 Market-Rate + 40 Income-Restricted)

ARCHITECT: Archetype, P.A.

CONTRACTOR: Wright-Ryan Construction

FINANCING: MaineHousing; TD Bank; HUD; Northern New England Housing Investment Fund; the City of Biddeford; and The America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"Tax Credits Revitalize Abandoned Mill Building"

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

February 2011

"Room with a view"

Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier

November 18, 2010

 

"Reuse of mill celebrated"

Journal Tribune

November 16, 2010

 

"New GRIST for the MILL"

The Portland Press Herald

November 16, 2010

 

"Biddeford Mill gains new life as housing units"

MPBN Maine Public Radio

November 15, 2010

 

"Renovated mill offers affordable housing"

WMTW Channel 8 News

November 15, 2010

 

"Old mill developed into apartments"

WCSH Channel 6 News

November 14, 2010

 

"Rooms With A View: Redeveloped mill set to open"

Sun Chronicle

October 14, 2010

 

"New mill apartments drawing tenants"

Journal Tribune

October 4, 2010

 

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

WMTW Channel 8 News

August 20, 2010

 

"Potential tenants inspect mill units"

Journal Tribune Weekend

July 17-18, 2010

 

"New life for another mill"

Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier

January 28, 2010

 

"Mill conversion seen as key to revival"

Portland Press Herald

January 26, 2010

 

"Textile mill to become apartments"

WCSH Channel 6 News

January 25, 2010

 

"Mill housing project breaks ground"

Journal Tribune

January 26, 2010

 

"A walk along the Saco"

Portland Press Herald

October 22, 2009

 

"Developer receives approval for Biddeford mill plan"

Journal Tribune

July 16, 2009

 

"Parking restrictions loosened for mill project"

Journal Tribune

June 23, 2009

 

"Where possibilities loom"

Mainebiz

June 15, 2009

 

"At old mill complex, future takes shape as housing project"

Journal Tribune Weekend

May 9-10, 2009

 

"Redeveloping the Mills"

Journal Tribune

September 23, 2008

For detailed rental information, please visit: Saco Falls Management.