The Szanton Company

482 Congress Street, Suite 203

Portland, ME 04101

FURMAN BLOCK

Location

Parris Street & Kennebec Street, Portland, Maine

Construction Start

2019

 

Number of Apartments

51

Type of Project

New Construction 

Architect

Archetype Architects

Contractor

Hebert Construction

FURMAN BLOCK is The Szanton Company's first mixed-income project that is age-restricted, ages 55 and over. Located in the heart of Portland's West Bayside neighborhood, it's a short walk to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, small restaurants and delis, the 3.5 mile trail that loops around Back Cove and a few blocks from downtown Congress Street's arts, business, and shopping district.

The property will feature 46 one-bedroom and five studio apartments. Some residents will have water views of Back Cove, others will enjoy views of Deering Oaks Park or Portland's downtown. All will have abundant natural light. Included in rent are heat and hot water, a fitness center, indoor bicycle storage and wi-fi. The property also features a community room and coin-op laundry. The street-level commercial space, to be owned and managed by Ross Furman, will be a combination of artists' studios and gallery space.

Repurposing an empty gravel lot at the corner of Parris and Kennebec Street, Furman Block promises to contribute to the revitalization of this former industrial neighborhood. It will begin occupancy in fall of 2020.