Parris Street & Kennebec Street, Portland, Maine

Construction Start



Number of Apartments


Type of Project

New Construction 


Archetype Architects


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

Repurposing an empty gravel lot at the corner of Parris and Kennebec Street, Furman Block contributes to the revitalization of this former industrial neighborhood. It began occupancy in January 2021.