New dentists for Center Street in Auburn, new construction for Lewiston Industrial Park
This week, The Buzz builds, applies and grows, in so many ways.
First up: The Lewiston Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved a new 30,000 square foot, $ 1.5 million commercial construction project in one of the last empty lots in Lewiston Industrial Park.
The new building at 9 Lexington St. by Gendron Corp. will be divided into two to accommodate two tenants, one side with 26 parking spaces and the other with 25.
In a project note, Stoneybrook Land Use consultant Michael Gotto said tenants are currently unknown but “may be operating 24/7 in the future.”
Construction will begin soon and tenants are expected to be installed by fall 2022, he said.
(FYI for snowmobilers: the project will end a local crossing. According to Gotto: “The existing trail as it is currently traveled will have to be completed from Alfred A. Plourde Parkway to Lexington Street.”)
And at 4 km…
Lewiston town planner Doug Greene said the board also agreed to send city council a favorable recommendation on the zoning change request for 143 Lincoln St., the Dominican block.
Fathom Properties told the city last month that the zoning change was needed to move forward with its plans to turn the building into new apartments.
Smile! It’s new neighbors.
Maine Dentistry opened its third state branch last week at 34 Center St. in Auburn.
Marketing coordinator Alexander Prevey said on Tuesday that Auburn is larger than the Gray and Portland offices with eight dental rooms, although it is initially only scheduled for five.
“(It) can accommodate more patients in an average day than either of our previous locations, while still providing that personal touch of Maine dentistry that our patients have come to expect,” he said. declared.
The practice is open Monday through Thursday for all ages and offers cleanings, emergency care and cosmetic dentistry. It has a staff of six and two dentists, Dr Benjamin Lawlor and Dr Katie Clark.
The space underwent a $ 250,000 renovation in November, according to city permits.
And speaking of permits
Both cities had a busy July.
There are business permits issued in Auburn for $ 25,000 or more, so see if you can spot a theme:
• A $ 25,000 project at 726 Poland Road for a 60 foot by 110 foot growth building foundation for KB-Three Properties, LLC.
• A $ 40,000 project at 47 Goldthwaite Road for a 60 foot by 212 foot culture building foundation for Kyle Bouffard.
• A $ 50,000 renovation at 1150 Center St. transforming a pool supplies warehouse into a culture building for 1150 Center St. Auburn Maine SH LLC.
• A $ 350,000 renovation to 89 Union Street for leasehold improvements to the former Max office. According to Noah Stebbins, an associate at The Boulos Co., Staples is moving from its Lewiston location to this space this fall.
Lewiston business permits for $ 25,000 or more:
• A $ 25,000 renovation to 1027 Sabattus Street with changes to the sales floor, counter and shelving for Harvest CC, LLC.
• A $ 26,475 project at 97, rue de Lisboa, for the construction of a prep room for Boba Holdings, LLC.
• A $ 40,000 project to replace stair treads at 26 Chapel Street for Aegean Development.
• A $ 59,000 project at 380 River Road adding 35,388 square feet to an existing foundation for Gendron Realty LLC.
• A $ 60,000 project at 828 Lisbon St. with an interior remodel at Dunkin ‘adding 350 square feet for Kevin Pachico.
• A $ 117,875 renovation to 1896 Lisbon St. with a new office building for Connor Realty, LLC.
• A $ 137,711 renovation at 15 Strawberry Ave. creating six new offices and a refreshment for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.
• A $ 2.7 million project at 265 Merrill Road installing a 5.5 megawatt solar panel for NextGrid, Inc., which has several solar projects in the area.
Make your pitches!
JumpstartME has only a few days left.
The business competition with a prize of over $ 75,000, launched in late June by the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Lewiston Association, has an impending application deadline of August 15.
House Speaker Shanna Cox said that as of Tuesday, six companies had already applied with four of them invited to apply for Phase 2 of the competition and two more invitations coming likely soon.
The nominations so far “reflect both industry veterans and entrepreneurs with new concepts,” she said. “We are excited about the interest and submissions we have seen so far and strongly encourage people to submit their Phase 1 applications before Sunday’s deadline.”
She will be holding a final session in the chamber on Saturday to answer questions and review Phase 1 or 2 requests.
The original package – with free rent for one year at 120 Lisbon St., $ 50,000 in marketing and branding services from Rinck Advertising, $ 2,500 in accounting services from Austin Associates PA and one year of services Skelton Taintor & Abbott Business Legal – increased last week, Platz Associates added architectural services, and Dojo Digital added web and email help for a year.
Quick shots on arrivals, departures and business events. Got a Buzzable Tip? Contact editor Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]