The Rumford Center is an Adaptive Re-Use and Brownfield Redevelopment of the buildings that formed the “Rumford Chemical Works,” a manufacturing facility dating to the 1850’s that produced Rumford Baking Powder and was once one of the largest and most successful chemical companies in the United States. The project required a mixed-use, floating overlay district to convert the property to residential, commercial, and retail use.
Project elements included renovations and additions to existing buildings, relocation of one of the existing buildings, demolition of deficient structures, construction of new structures, creation of adequate parking, and pedestrian access improvements. The $40-million development includes 89 residential apartments, 60,000 SF of commercial office, 7,800 SF of retail space, and 418 parking spaces on 8.5 acres. Pare’s services included:
Three years after initial occupancy, Pare provided supplemental engineering services for the addition of 23 new apartments and over 10,000 SF of commercial and retail space.