Located in Lowell Massachusetts, Perkins Mill is a redevelopment project that converted an historic mill complex to apartments in several phases. When RDA first visited the site, Perkins Street consisted of a partially paved way with old abandoned railroad tracks running down the middle of it. We created a new streetscape consisting of sidewalks, drop off, building entry plaza, street lighting, street tree plantings, and a central courtyard.
As a result of the development team's work with the City of Lowell Historic Board, the Massachusetts Historic Commission, and the National Parks Service, the project was a recipient of a National Parks Service award for historic preservation.
The project is ongoing, with one additional phase planned to begin design in 2014.
Owner/Developer: Mira Development
Architect: Ganek Architects
Contractor: Charter Environmental