Goffe Mill Plaza: Revitalization of a Historic Site


Goffe Mill Plaza site plan

Bedford, NH – A Whole Foods Market is anchoring a mixed-use development on the site of the former Wayfarer Inn on South River Road in Bedford.

TFMoran, Inc. of Bedford, civil engineers and landscape architects, designed a plan that, in addition to providing access and parking for each use within the complex, also addressed the environmental quality of Bowman Brook, traffic safety, preservation of the historic mill, structural stability of the bridges and dams, and created access to a public walking trail all around the brook and mill pond.

Along with the new 40,000sf food store are two restaurants, an 8,800sf retail building, a bank, a fitness center, and 73 apartment units. The historic Wayfarer site occupies 16.2 acres across Bowman Brook between South River Road and the FE Everett Turnpike.

PROCON Inc. is serving as architect and construction manager for the mixed-use project.

Whole-Foods-Rendering by PROCON

Whole Foods / endering by PROCON

The site was originally developed in 1744 by Colonel John Goffe, whose family constructed two stone dams and a mill pond, where they operated a gristmill and sawmill for over 100 years.

Construction of the new development, Goffe Mill Plaza, is under way and, Whole Foods Market anticipates opening in late 2015.