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Lewiston, ME





1,200,000 SF 


Architecture / Engineering

Construction Management

Platz Associates is actively involved in the ongoing revitalization of the historic mill district in downtown Lewiston, Maine.  For the past 20+ years, the founding principal of Platz Associates, Tom Platz, has been the lead developer of the historic Bates Mill Complex in Lewiston, Maine. The birthplace of Maine’s industrial revolution, the Bates Manufacturing Company was once the largest employer in the State of Maine. At more than 1,200,000 square feet over nine acres and eight buildings, redeveloping the Bates Mill Complex has been crucial in turning the tide of perception and spearheading a boon in growth for the city as a whole.  Bates Mill Complex is now host to over 2,000 people who live here or work at the banks, restaurants, offices, and other organizations residing in the Mill.   At full build-out, the collective employment in the Bates Mill Complex is projected to exceed 5,000 people.

Video: PBS - Making Mill Town - Sep 26, 2019

Video: News Center Maine - Feb 28, 2019

Video: Sun Journal Aerial - Dec 14, 2016

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