The Mill

The Town of Maynard set out to revitalize its historic Clock Tower Place, which originally served as a saw, grist, and paper mill at its location on the Assabet River. This project marked the transition of this early eighteenth century industrial Town icon into what is now referred to as “Mill and Main Place,” a 1.1 million square foot facility that exists on a 50-acre campus.
Terraink worked closely with the development company, architect, and civil engineer to design the exterior entrances, plazas, and connector spaces to realize strong pedestrian connections throughout the campus and to the Town’s Center. Careful consideration was given to the management of pedestrian/vehicular circulation conflicts and several pre-existing, onsite contamination and drainage concerns, while managing the intricate ADA requirements that often accompany historic mill redevelopments. The final project provides clear circulation and gathering opportunities throughout the day and into the night for the local community and businesses.