26 Summer Street, Bath, ME
60 (18 Market Rate + 42 Income Restricted)
Northern New England Housing;
City of Portland
The Uptown will create 50 new apartments and modernize 10 existing units on the site of the former YMCA in downtown Bath. A multifaceted development, The Uptown features new construction, adaptive reuse, rehab of existing housing, historic preservation, and commercial space.
Residency will be age-restricted to those 55 or greater and aimed at a diversity of income levels. Amenities just steps away include a grocery store, post office, pharmacy, bank, library, park, and department store. The property will also feature wi-fi, off-street parking, indoor bicycle storage, a rooftop deck, and a historic YMCA basketball gym converted into a fitness center and community room.
The project includes the rehabilitation of two historic buildings, the Moses and Columbia Blocks, built in 1894 and designed by John Calvin Stevens, perhaps Maine’s best known architect. These buildings, which include existing residential and commercial space, will see the addition of loft-style apartments and communal space. The majority of apartments will be constructed on a vacant lot that housed a portion of the YMCA until its demolition in 2012. Resident access between the historic buildings and the new construction wing will be provided by an indoor connector.
Construction began in June 2022 with occupancy expected in mid-2023.