The Strathmore Mill Redevelopment Project will result in
restoration of a picturesque brick mill
complex and adjacent grounds to its place as a cornerstone
community and downtown economy in the historic village of
Massachusetts. The Town of Montague seeks an innovative
as master developer for this unique redevelopment
opportunity in a location that boasts both natural beauty
an urban area.
Why the Strathmore Mill?
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
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
of Interest to solicit interest from developers and
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.