On the Foundation of an Industrial Past

Our 2020 Vision: The year Amherst is named by all national magazines as the Best College Town on the planet, and The Mill District will be a big reason why.

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 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! The exclusive and fabulous Lift Salon is on the west half.

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



18 hours ago

The Mill District

Seeking an experienced coffee or tea house type tenant connected to our Mill District General Store space and building community with us. What are your ideas? ... See MoreSee Less


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Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters

How about Amherst Coffee? Maybe they could be Mill Coffee in that location. Could they serve cocktails? That might be a nice location to stop for a drink.

Shelburne Falls Coffee

A mini esselon!

Tart Baking Co

Curtis Rich are you listening 🤗

Share coffee north!


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18 hours ago

The Mill District

Calling Amherst Area Artists: Do you have or
Can you make any local interest housewear type items suitable for sale in the Mill District General Store? Emily Dickinson or spotted salamander coffee mugs or tea towels for example? What have you? Reply with a picture !
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Folks are asking for classy yet reasonably priced locally made Amherst ma items. Maybe keychains?

Omg there have to be local potters who would start making spotted salamander things for this! Wonder if the mighty Joy Friedman has any thoughts...

The Celadon Studio

I’m sure I could come up with something...

Jessica Garcia

Marissa Tenenbaum Potter you should sell your pottery here!

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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


Pat Kamins
Kamins Real Estate

Micki Sanderson
Jones Group Realtors