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March 19, 2018
Building Business

A statewide roundup of construction-related news

Rendering / Courtesy Archetype Architects
Rendering / Courtesy Archetype Architects
A three-story office building, 5 Widgery Wharf, is under construction on the Portland waterfront. The contractor is Ducas Construction.
Photo / Peter Van Allen
A three-story office building, 5 Widgery Wharf, is under construction on the Portland waterfront. The contractor is Ducas Construction.

Construction/development notes

Landry/French Construction, Scarborough, has another project under construction on the India Street corridor, this time a luxury condo building, The Mason Block (62 Mason St.), which is slated to be finished this summer. It's 54,000 square feet and will have 27 units. Developer is Reger Dasco Properties. Designer is Mark Mueller Architects, Portland. The same team collaborated on 113 Newbury, around the corner. Looking ahead, Reger Dasco has received approval for a mixed-use site on the former Rufus Deering Lumber Co. site at 383 Commercial St. in Portland; it will have 200 residential units and a 128-room hotel and conference center.

Ducas Construction, Scarborough, has weathered nor'easters to put up the steel on an office building, at 5 Widgery Wharf, on the Portland waterfront. It's a three-story, 18,000-square-foot building. The architect is Archetype Architects in Portland.

Wright-Ryan Construction, Portland, is working on Twenty Thames, a waterfront condo building on Portland's East End. Condos in the building will start in the mid-$500,000 range. The developer is Ara Aftandilian, EssexNorth Portland LLC.

Szanton Co. of Portland broke ground on the Hartley Block on Thursday, a 63-unit project at 155 Lisbon St. in Lewiston. It will feature both affordable and market-rate units, as well as 4,000 square feet of ground floor retail-and-restaurant space. Hebert Construction of Lewiston is the general contractor. Architectural firm Platz Associates, of Auburn, did the design work.

Patco Construction, Standish, is the contractor on DiMillo's Yacht Sales new site on Route 1 in Freeport. It's one of five sales offices for DiMillo's, along with Portland; West River, R.I.; Glen Cove, N.Y.; and Oxford, Md. The Freeport site will handle sales and service.

Allied Cook Construction is doing the makeover of the former Best Buy store in Topsham. Once finished, it will house medical offices. The building, at 105 Topsham Fair Mall, sold for $5.14 million.

Knowles Industrial Services is handling the masonry restoration at the future Paciarino restaurant (formerly Zapoteca), at 470 Fore St.

Two other projects on Route 1 in Freeport are under construction: Power Engineers has a two-story addition going up behind its current structure. The steel structural beams are up. Power Engineers is based in Hailey, Idaho. Further south on Route 1, New Meadows Marine Center has a new site going up.

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