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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

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1 week ago

The Mill District

Had a great walk-around 18,000sf of North Square retail space with Springfield’s premier place maker and commercial real estate community builder, Evan Plotkin. So inspired to put the right partners together and debut an experiential downtown in a few short months. #YouWontBelieveWhatWeSawToday #themilldistrict #dothemill ... See MoreSee Less

Had a great walk-around 18,000sf of North Square retail space with Springfield’s premier place maker and commercial real estate community builder, Evan Plotkin. So inspired to put the right partners together and debut an experiential downtown in a few short months.  #YouWontBelieveWhatWeSawToday #themilldistrict #dothemill

1 week ago

The Mill District

Hear ye! Hear ye! Atkins Farms - Your Local Market IS STILL OPEN!!!

If you haven't been in in awhile, we highly recommend stopping by! They have a fabulous selection of produce, meats, deli items, and so much more. You can order specialty cakes, catering items, flowers, and anything they don't have, they'll have brought up from their south location for pickup right here in your neighborhood.

🥑🍎🥦🥩🥖🥕 OPEN OPEN OPEN!! 🍩☕️🍫🥯🍋🍅🥔
... See MoreSee Less

Hear ye! Hear ye! Atkins Farms - Your Local Market IS STILL OPEN!!! 

If you havent been in in awhile, we highly recommend stopping by! They have a fabulous selection of produce, meats, deli items, and so much more. You can order specialty cakes, catering items, flowers, and anything they dont have, theyll have brought up from their south location for pickup right here in your neighborhood. 

🥑🍎🥦🥩🥖🥕 OPEN OPEN OPEN!! 🍩☕️🍫🥯🍋🍅🥔

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Thanks The Mill District.

I heard you closed!!?

I Love this place 🥰I shop here often and it’s so convenient with excellent fresh choices!! The staff are always super friendly.

Hi Simone heard your doing great .keep up the good work.take care lots of love.

Love this place! Can’t wait to shop there again! ❤️

Always a great experience!!

Love Atkins plus their ice Three geeks and a redhead

Excellent place

I remember when Anderson Farms was the big boy on the block there

I miss the car show they use to have.

Have gone often, will start again!

Never been there

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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

COMMERCIAL LEASING INQUIRIES:

Cheryl Dutton
Kamins Real Estate
413-253-2515
cad@kaminsrealestate.com

Pat Kamins
Kamins Real Estate
413-253-2515
pdk@kaminsrealestate.com