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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 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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The Mill District

Come build community with us in The Mill District! We have a variety of spaces available for lease in this rural / in-town community that's central to all kinds of recreation.
1. Captain Pharmacy - 1400sf for $2300/mo at Riverside Park near the North Amherst Post Office. Finished space. Available now in a busy commuter plaza. Photograph below. Less expensive than North Square. Perfect for an ethnic grocery store; game room; vintage clothing; or used furniture shop.
2. North Square retail space: We are seeking a cafe in our General Store. Cowls Road frontage in building A1 is still available with high visibility 15' - 20' ceilings facing The Lift Salon and Jake's at The Mill. The northeast corner spot is set up for a restaurant with room for a vent hood and grease trap. High ceilings are well suited as indoor playspace for kids or as a cinema draft house. We also have up to 4,000sf subdividable space in Building A2. Space plans are below. Here's a link to our powerpoint about tenant opportunities. The Mill District is just one half mile north of UMass, in North Amherst. Lifestyle matters.

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Come build community with us in The Mill District!  We have a variety of spaces available for lease in this rural / in-town community thats central to all kinds of recreation. 
1.  Captain Pharmacy  - 1400sf for $2300/mo at Riverside Park near the North Amherst Post Office.  Finished space.  Available now in a busy commuter plaza.  Photograph below.  Less expensive than North Square.  Perfect for an ethnic grocery store; game room; vintage clothing; or used furniture shop.
2. North Square retail space:  We are seeking a cafe in our General Store.  Cowls Road frontage in building A1 is still available with high visibility 15 - 20 ceilings facing The Lift Salon and Jakes at The Mill. The northeast corner spot is set up for a restaurant with room for a vent hood and grease trap. High ceilings are well suited as indoor playspace for kids or as a cinema draft house.   We also have up to 4,000sf subdividable space in Building A2.  Space plans are below.  Heres a link to our powerpoint about tenant opportunities.  The Mill District is just one half mile north of UMass, in North Amherst.  Lifestyle matters.

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6 hours ago

The Mill District

What a beautiful site! The barns flanking North Square Apartments at the Mill District at sunset. <3 ... See MoreSee Less

What a beautiful site!  The barns flanking North Square Apartments at the Mill District at sunset.
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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

Micki Sanderson
Jones Group Realtors
413-265-0061
mickisanderson@jonesrealtors.com