Port Property is excited to share that construction has commenced at The Foundry, an upcoming retail and dining destination in downtown Biddeford!
The Foundry represents the next phase of development at The Levee, downtown Biddeford’s newest community landing. Located at 30 Upper Falls Road, The Foundry will feature 22,513 square feet of commercial space with riverfront views in a historic, redeveloped structure.
The original building dates to 1941 and was previously the location of a screw machine production facility. This industrial history inspired the selection of the name and will be honored throughout the project with restoration of mill windows that were previously covered, and preservation of original vaulted ceilings, the brick facade, and mill details. The exterior of the building will feature a new 3,560 square foot riverfront patio area for commercial tenants and their guests and ample surface parking. Additional improvements to the riverbank are also planned, including the reopening of a tunnel under the existing rail system that will connect to the RiverWalk for expanded pedestrian access.
Comprising four distinct properties, The Levee site also features a new 96-unit apartment community known as Lofts on the Levee and a 327-unit state of the art self-storage facility known as Self Storage on the Levee. Following a launch in December 2022, Lofts on the Levee was fully leased after five months and welcomed its first residents in March 2023.
Ideal for a wide range of commercial tenants, The Foundry will benefit from its direct connection to The Levee’s current and future resident base and its proximity to downtown Biddeford, the RiverWalk, and Pearl Street Park.
Construction at The Foundry is expected to be complete in early 2024. More information about Port Property’s commercial management services are available on the website here!