Warwick Beacon: First 73 apartments at Pontiac Mill almost ready

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:29 pm

By John Howell

It's not difficult to imagine a new life for the sprawling Pontiac Mills any more. Walls now divide the open floors where textile machines once hummed and immigrant workers, first from Sweden and later Ireland, put in 12-hour days to produce cloth under the name of “Fruit of the Loom.”

“I could be right here,” said Susan Baker from the mayor's office, after walking through what will become a single bed apartment overlooking Pontiac Village with Warwick Mall as a backdrop. Maybe Baker was kidding, but it's easy to imagine a trendy apartment with lots of open space and light all within a short drive to shopping, Route 95 or 295, commuter rail service and Green Airport.

Baker was among an entourage from the city, including Mayor Joseph Solomon, who were given a tour of the mill complex Tuesday morning by developer Larry Silverstein, president of the Baltimore-based Union Box Company and Project Manager Michael Harrington.

Phase 1 that includes 72 apartments is to be completed in two months. Even a bit sooner - before Labor Day - the owners of the Apponaug Brewing Co. plan to be up and running.

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