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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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16 hours ago

The Mill District

Tomorrow morning, join RISE Dispensaries at Jake's at The Mill to honor and celebrate our veterans. RISE will be buying breakfast for those who have served, so please come on in between 7 AM and 12 PM and let them take care of you! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow morning, join RISE Dispensaries at Jakes at The Mill to honor and celebrate our veterans. RISE will be buying breakfast for those who have served, so please come on in between 7 AM and 12 PM and let them take care of you!

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we are proud to serve our Vets! 🎗💙

What an awesome way to honor our vets!

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3 days ago

The Mill District

We're proud of the affordable housing component included in North Square Apartments at the Mill District. It is a crucial step for affordability in our community. And there is so much more work to be done! Join the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce for their Housing and Economic Development Forum on Monday, November 18, 5–7 PM at the Amherst Survival Center w/ Guest Speaker Chris Kluchman, Program Director for the Housing Choice Initiative. #housing #economicdevelopment #housingchoiceAmherst Area Chamber of Commerce Forum Housing and Economic Development on Monday, November 18, 5–7PM at the Amherst Survival Center w/ Guest Speaker Chris Kluchman, Program Director for the Housing Choice Initiative. #Housing #EconomicDevelopment #HousingChoice ... See MoreSee Less

Were proud of the affordable housing component included in North Square Apartments at the Mill District. It is a crucial step for affordability in our community. And there is so much more work to be done! Join the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce for their Housing and Economic Development Forum on Monday, November 18, 5–7 PM at the Amherst Survival Center w/ Guest Speaker Chris Kluchman, Program Director for the Housing Choice Initiative. #Housing #EconomicDevelopment #HousingChoice

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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

Jennifer Gannett
Director of Community Development
WD Cowls, Inc.
134 Montague Road
PO Box 9677
North Amherst, MA 01059
413-341-5069
jen@cowls.com

LEASING INQUIRIES:

Pat Kamins
Kamins Real Estate
413-253-2515
pdk.kaminsre@comcast.net

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