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Real Estate Insider notebook: Szanton plans 72 apartments in Lewiston


SZANTON CO.

Picker House Lofts in Lewiston will have 72 units of mixed-income housing.


Originally published at the MaineBiz June 1, 2023, by Peter Van Allen.


Szanton Co., which has already had a busy spring, will hold a groundbreaking next week in Lewiston to unveil its latest project.


Picker House Lofts will offer 72 units of mixed-income housing. The apartments will be aimed at a variety of household sizes and income levels.


The project, at 2 Cedar St., calls for a conversion of the Picker House section of the Continental Mill. Two local firms are involved: Hebert Construction, of Lewiston, will manage the project; Platz Associates, of Auburn, handled design.


Amenities will include a fitness center, rooftop deck, community room, laundry room, secure bike storage and off-street parking.


Szanton will unveil the project Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m., with MaineHousing, TD Bank, Evernorth, the city of Lewiston and CEI.


JIM NEUGER Milliken Heights adds 55 apartments to the housing stock in Old Orchard Beach. Szanton Co. was the developer.


In April, Szanton opened Milliken Heights, a 55-unit apartment building in Old Orchard Beach. The project cost $15 million.

A photo of Nathan Szanton smiling
PHOTO / TIM GREENWAY Nathan Szanton

In Bath, Szanton is developing a 50-unit apartment building at a cost of $12 million.



At the time, Szanton was asked by a Mainebiz reporter if he'd ever be interested in developing luxury housing.


"My heart and soul are in affordable housing," he said in the 2022 profile. "We build Chevys. We don’t build Audis and Cadillacs. I want to provide people with good, decent housing."

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