The Lofts at Pontiac Mills


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.

The Ridge at Ruxton – Subdivision & Private Residence

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.

Rombro Loft Condominiums

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.