Originally built in 1897, the 11-acre Mill complex comprises six (6) distinct buildings that employed 2,100 female textile workers at its peak, and it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the structures are three stories tall, with the main structure (bordering Martha Ave.) spanning over 900 linear feet, making it the longest building east of the Mississippi when it was constructed. The exterior elevation is characterized by a strong series of brick piers that correlate with the close beam and column spacing (7’0”OC), which produces a 300 lbs/sqft floor load capacity. Tall (9’0”) windows accentuate the façade and are woven between the piers to provide maximum ambient light, as was customary with factories of
CAM is in the process of converting this mill into 165 loft-style apartments, consisting primarily of one-bedroom units with a mix of two-bedroom units and studios, with occupancy scheduled for January 2024. Additionally, a resident clubhouse/common area is planned for the old women’s cafeteria, which is a single-story structure with a clerestory and exposed steel truss roof framing system. Ancillary structures related to the former boiler plant will be utilized to provide amenities such as a fitness center and brew pub open to the public, as well as leasable space for some smaller retail/office users. The interiors will have a combination of restored materials (ie: wood flooring) and brush blasted exposed brick walls and beams, as well as all new partitioning throughout. All new electrical service, and HVAC systems will be implemented, along with necessary low voltage systems. We take a minimalist approach to our design to allow as much of the original building features to show through. There are 1,400+ windows of all shapes, sizes & styles that CAM is replacing according to NPS guidelines.
The Pontiac Mills Development is the adaptive reuse of more than 20 separate, historic, textile mill buildings into a mixed-use complex comprised of both office/retail and residential rental apartments. This historic textile mill complex was the original producer for Fruit of the Loom brand of cloth. Approximately 135 apartments and 50,000 SF of office/retail space will be developed within the existing mill complex, along the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Work on the development began in 2016 and will encompass the renovation of approximately 200,000 SF, with first occupancy in 2018 and all phases completed by 2019/2020. The estimated cost for the entire project is $35,000,000.00. The project has been approved as an historic structure/complex from both the State of Rhode Island and the National Park Service. Pontiac Mills, originally built in 1863, has been declared a Nationally Registered Historic District, and it will utilize various state and federal tax credit programs.
Historic restoration and an adaptive re-use project of a registered Historic property, were the focal points of The Ridge. This late nineteenth century Beaux Artes Mansion was designed by Baldwin & Pennington and was built by John Stack & Sons. Originally a 28-room residence that was later turned into a school for handicapped children, CAM returned The Ridge to a private residence and won numerous awards for our efforts.
This project required removal of lead-based paint and asbestos, installation of a heating system, and the design and installation of the home’s first air conditioning system, which were installed with no disruption to the historic interior fabric of the home. The project also included restoration of the plaster walls, ceilings, and crown moldings, restoration of the interior shutters, and a complete restoration of a two-story tower, replete with brick, terra-cotta, metal cornices, lead coated copper, slate roofing, etc.
Converting a historic, six-story, inner city office building into 17 condominium apartment units presents many challenges, particularly when the first floor of such a structure remains occupied as a functioning dialysis clinic throughout construction.
When the building was once home to the Baltimore Office of the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms, complete with lightweight concrete floor topping, surveillance equipment, and reinforced drywall partitions, the task becomes even more challenging.
CAM Construction was employed as the Construction Manager at Risk for the project and aided in keeping the tight budget controlled and constructed many of the units with loft areas, high-level finishes, and appliances.
Storefront windows were replaced to provide operable window units with appropriate profiles, and the common areas were all completed without interruption to the ongoing work of the clinic. The award-winning building provides affordable housing to Baltimore residents and is another outstanding effort for the West Side Redevelopment of the city.
Located on Featherbed Lane in Woodlawn, Maryland, this garden style apartment community is strategically situated just minutes from the I-695 / I-70 interchange, surrounded by a variety of nearby retail amenities and other conveniences. CAM completed this 156-unit infill project amidst a dense, mature suburban neighborhood, to compliment the existing single family housing stock in the area. Sitweork across the roughly 9 acres included substantial landscaping, parking lots, a playground, and walking trails around and over a creek. The project utilized HUD/DHCD financing, and required compliance with associated construction standards at the state and federal level.
This suburban community consists of 198 affordable, garden-style apartment units in suburban Annapolis, MD. CAM acted as a liaison between the ownership group, which developed these newly constructed units using HUD/HCD financing. The project involved significant sitework, grading, paving, new utility connections, and landscaping/site furnishings. The units remain income restricted and offer a critical source of housing in a submarket of Maryland which suffers from a shortage of affordable rental options for lower to middle income residents.
This project consisted of the ground-up construction of 204 garden-style apartment units located in suburban Frederick, MD, which were developed under a design/build delivery method. CAM completed the associated land development work, and also provided pre-construction and planning services on behalf of the owner. This project was funded through the HUD lending program and complied with all associated DHCD apartment rental guidelines at the time.