Lincoln, RI – Construction at Lincoln Lofts is complete and residents will begin moving into their new homes at the end of the month. Interest in the community has been incredibly high, with more than 720 applications received. Currently, 25 of the 45 units are leased with the goal of fully leasing the property by the end of the year.
The adaptive reuse project, located in the Saylesville Historic District of Lincoln, required the restoration and conversion of the Sayles Company Mill Store House and Packing building. The original 42,000sf mill building – which dates back to the late 1800s – has been repurposed into a 45-unit apartment community.
The Sayles Company Mill Complex, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the headquarters for the Sayles Mill Company, one of the largest cloth finishers and bleacheries in the United States. The two-story, red brick masonry building with handsome Italianate structure now features a mix of loft and flat style, one- and two- bedroom apartment rental homes.
The historic characteristics of the building have been preserved and are now unique characteristics within each apartment. Residents will enjoy the historic charm of the community, such as oversized windows with arched detailing, combined with the modern convenience of new construction.