A riverfront redevelopment opportunity in historic downtown Turners Falls, Massachusetts

The Strathmore Mill Redevelopment Project will result in the restoration of a picturesque brick mill complex and adjacent grounds to its place as a cornerstone of the community and downtown economy in the historic village of Turners Falls, Massachusetts. The Town of Montague seeks an innovative partner to serve as master developer for this unique redevelopment opportunity in a location that boasts both natural beauty and the conveniences of an urban area.

Why the Strathmore Mill?

Project Updates

January 2012 - The Springfield Republican features an article titled, "Power Town: Turners Falls turns on the charm to lure small businesses, tourism and the arts." Article here.

January 2012 -  An art installation proposal from the team of Terry Marashlian, Dan Trenholm, Paul Duga and Heidi Schmidt for the Strathmore Mill has been selected by the RiverScaping design competition. RiverScaping has awarded a $7,500 grant to the team for their design described as a waving ribbon of polished aluminum panels attached to Building #11 and strung to revolve in the wind. The project will be constructed in Spring of 2012. Article here.

October 2011 - The Town has been awarded a $200,000 grant and a $130,000 loan from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) Brownfields Program (funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). These funds, along with resources from the Town of Montague approved at Town Meeting on October 20, will be used to clean up the debris from a 2007 fire that collapsed the Strathmore Mill's Building #10. Clean-up work will commence in Spring of 2012.

September 2011 - The Strathmore Mill is one of four sites selected for the RiverScaping art competition launched on September 12. The RiverScaping effort focuses on rethinking art, environment and community and is led by the Five College, Inc. Architectural Studies Program, who has partnered with organizations, residents and artists located in the Pioneer Valley and with their international exchange partners from Hamburg, Germany. More information about RiverScaping is available here.

June. 2011 - The Town has released a Request for Expressions of Interest to solicit interest from developers and tenants. Available here.

Feb. 2011 - The Boston chapter of the Urban Land Institute has released their Strathmore Mill Complex Redevelopment Technical Assistance Panel Report based on findings from a one-day panel of development and real estate professionals, industrial analysts, and planners to develop a disposition and marketing strategy for the Strathmore property in December 2010. This report and other project-related documents available here.

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