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Augusta, developer partner on 'addition by subtraction'

Maureen Milliken |

The city took advantage of a bad situation -- two distressed residences on upper Bridge Street — and with the help of a local developer made it a plus.

Former Augusta church to be converted to apartments

Staff |

Plans are in the works, pending rezoning and permits, to redevelop the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church and parish house on Summer Street in Augusta into apartments and a community gathering space.

Maine National Guard gets new 101,000-square-foot home

Maureen Milliken |

The Army and Air National Guard units have a new joint command headquarters with the completion of Camp Chamberlain in north Augusta, a $34 million project that took more than two years to finish.

Freeport developer to build 48-unit apartment complex in Augusta

Maureen Milliken |

Developer Tim Gooch in March bought 43 acres on Civic Center Drive, a site that's close to the highway exit, the Marketplace at Augusta and UMA.

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

Staff |

The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.

Proposal for 23 units in downtown Augusta would 'provide a huge jolt'

Maureen Milliken |

A plan for apartments, retail and amenities in the 257-271 Water St. block would be the largest development in the capital city's evolving downtown.

Augusta Downtown Alliance director boosts city in print

Maureen Milliken |

Michael Hall, executive director of the Augusta Downtown Alliance, wanted to do something a little different in the recently published Arcadia Publishing book touting Augusta. He made “the...

Augusta's Colonial Theater development seen as an economic driver

Maureen Milliken |

The long-vacant building is not only a key to revitalizing the north end of Augusta's downtown, but to creating a cultural center that will strengthen the Capital City's economy. This spring,...

Engineering firm to move to downtown Augusta

SGC Engineering takes a five-year lease on 7,500 square feet on Augusta's Water Street, moving to the Capital City's downtown from its smaller quarters on Hallowell's Water Street. The move fills the...

Downtown Augusta's redevelopment was a long time coming


Four bars and restaurants and six other businesses have opened in downtown Augusta since mid-2016, joining 34 new apartments and a feeling that "downstreet" is coming into its own in the capital city.