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Press Release May 9, 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Colby’s New Mixed-Use Development

Landry/French Construction participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of Colby College’s new Mixed-Use Development on Main Street in Waterville. More than 100 people were in attendance including Mayor Nick Isgro, Colby President David A. Green, students, residents, and community members.

The groundbreaking ceremony, held May 3rd at 150 Main Street, marks the construction of Main Street’s most significant building project in almost 100 years. The new five-story, 100,000-SF building is a signature piece of the revitalization plan to rejuvenate Waterville’s historic downtown. The new facility will include community space, retail, and housing for 200 Colby students, faculty and staff.

The corner of the building at Main and Appleton Streets will include a large, glassed-in community forum that can be used as meeting space for Colby, the public, city, businesses, non-profit organizations and other community groups.  Glassed-in spaces on the floors above the forum space will serve as student common areas and will be visible to people on the streets below.  The ground floor will include retail space with the upper floors dedicated to student and faculty housing.

Landry/French is the design-build contractor, and Ayers Saint Gross of Baltimore, Maryland is the architect. Construction is expected to be completed summer 2018.

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