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Building Curiosity & Community on the Foundation of an Industrial Past

Our 2020 Vision: Seeing the Mill District become a part of what makes Amherst, MA one of the best college towns in the world!

Seeking development partners and tenants in the Historic Center of North Amherst, MA.

Serving as the gateway to the hill towns, North Amherst is just 1/2 mile north of UMass. With a traffic count of 25,000 vehicles per day within a 2-block radius, this historic town center is ripe for revitalization and growth.

20,000 SF of dynamic commercial space in North Square

Click here for a detailed description of the project from January 2016

Click here for a historical overview of Cowl’s history

Click here for an economic history of the North Amherst Triangle

Click here for a zoning history of North Amherst Village Center

Over 65,000sf of space now available

The Trolley Barn The first floor of the Trolley Barn is filled! With the exclusive and fabulous Lift Salon on the west half and Jake’s at the Mill on the east.

We have luxury apartments still available and the second floor—two 2000sf units—which could also be leased as commercial spaces—elevator accessible! Click here for information on leasing these luxury apartments.

Several parcels zoned for commercial uses and ready for your business

The Hobart Barn – Grandfathered Zoning for Commercial Use

Current Tenants

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5 hours ago

The Mill District

What do you love about the Mill District? For us, it's seeing people pull over daily to take a photo with our friendly neighborhood pig, currently done up for Valentine's day. If you're looking for one, he'd be happy to be yours ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

What do you love about the Mill District? For us, its seeing people pull over daily to take a photo with our friendly neighborhood pig, currently done up for Valentines day. If youre looking for one, hed be happy to be yours ♥️

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My heart is with the Cowch <3

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6 days ago

The Mill District

Heads up! Jake's at The Mill is shifting to winter hours starting Monday 1/13/20. If you're one of those folks who is an avid 2:30 PM lunch eater, this notice is for you!! Eat earlier ☺️ See you at the Mill!NEW HOURS OF SERVICE! Beginning on MONDAY 1/13!
• we will be adjusting our hours of operation, please take note of this change! Closing one hour early M-F in Amherst!







#jakesatthemill #jakesamherst #breakfast #brunch #hours #newhours #lunch #amherstma #amherst #westernmass #jakes #northamptonma #servicehours #themilldistrict
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Heads up! Jakes at The Mill is shifting to winter hours starting Monday 1/13/20. If youre one of those folks who is an avid 2:30 PM lunch eater, this notice is for you!! Eat earlier ☺️ See you at the Mill!

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This is just terrible news for us next door 🤣 we will have to stock up on food in the morning hahaha

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Contact Information

Cinda Jones
Mill District Developer
President, WD Cowls, Inc.

134 Montague Road
PO Box 9677
North Amherst, MA 01059
413-549-1403
cjones@cowls.com

Hannah Rechtschaffen
Director of Placemaking
WD Cowls, Inc.
134 Montague Road
PO Box 9677
North Amherst, MA 01059
413-341-5074
hannah@cowls.com

LEASING INQUIRIES:

Cheryl Dutton
Kamins Real Estate
413-253-2515
cad.kaminsre@comcast.net

Sherri Willey
Jones Group Realtors
413-374-8106
sherri@jonesrealtors.com