LINCOLN, RHODE ISLAND – 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, RI, required the restoration and conversion of the Sayles Company Mill Store House and Packing building. The original 42,000 SF 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.
Lincoln Lofts represents Dakota’s first project in Rhode Island, but certainly not the last. Three additional projects are currently under construction or in development, as well as future phases of this Lincoln Lofts project that will create more much-needed affordable housing in Rhode Island that delivers on our mission to create housing that matters – safe, secure and vibrant communities that have a positive impact on the neighborhoods we serve.
A real estate developer and contractor, Dakota Partners acquires and develops multi-family rental and condo communities across New England and the mid-Atlantic, a significant percentage of which are garden-style affordable housing developments. At the core of every project is Dakota’s mission to improve the lives of the people who live in our communities. By integrating high-level design, green building technologies, and quality craftsmanship, Dakota provides warm and inviting homes that enrich both the community and its residents. Strategic partnerships with neighborhood groups and public officials ensure the success of these projects for all stakeholders in the community.