Water Mill Apartments, Leominster, MA

Water Mill Apartments, Leominster, MA

Scope
Adaptive reuse
40 units

Sustainable Design
LEED-Certified

The adaptive reuse of the Water Mill Apartments is the transformation of a historic paper manufacturing mill building for residential and community use. Creating a welcoming gateway to Leominster’s Comb and Carriage district, the 58,000 sf development includes 40 affordable multi-family units on five levels, multi-purpose space for residents, 66 parking spaces, the construction of a small playground, onsite management offices, and demolition of existing adjacent buildings.

Davis Square Architects worked to restore the building to its former glory through a design that combined respect for the architectural integrity of the original building, as well as attention to residents’ needs. Water Mill Apartments also attained LEED certification and is eligible for Historic Tax Credits.