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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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The Mill District

This Friday, August 23rd is 'Mabel Day' in the Mill District ♥

We love the kids in our community, and also want to take a day to celebrate and send love to all of the children who are no longer here with us.

This Friday take your sweet ones to Atkins Farms - Your Local Market and enjoy FREE kiddie cones – to honor the young ones who have flown, and all those who might currently be sick and suffering. Healing is a process and we look to our communities to support us as best they can.

We hope to see you on Friday at Atkins North, and every day at the sandbox and North Square playground ♥
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For vital local support, please reach out to Empty Arms Bereavement Support: www.emptyarmsbereavement.org/
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This Friday, August 23rd is Mabel Day in the Mill District ♥ 

We love the kids in our community, and also want to take a day to celebrate and send love to all of the children who are no longer here with us. 

This Friday take your sweet ones to Atkins Farms - Your Local Market and enjoy FREE kiddie cones – to honor the young ones who have flown, and all those who might currently be sick and suffering. Healing is a process and we look to our communities to support us as best they can. 

We hope to see you on Friday at Atkins North, and every day at the sandbox and North Square playground ♥
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For vital local support, please reach out to Empty Arms Bereavement Support: http://www.emptyarmsbereavement.org/
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6 hours ago

The Mill District

There are great spots to get outside all over the Mill District! Our summer team shows you a few of their faves. ... See MoreSee Less

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When is the playground opening?! My son is SOOOO excited!

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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