Maine Biz Article: Brunswick Landing

Brunswick firm finishes $4.5M expansion

www.mainbiz.biz, September 9, 2014

Providence Service Corp., a national provider of behavioral health and autism services for children and families, is set to become the largest employer at the former Brunswick naval air station after the completion of its $4.5 million renovation and expansion project.

Topsham-based Priority Real Estate Group announced Monday that it has finished work on the second and final phase of development for the company’s Brunswick Landing campus, allowing 60 additional employees to join 90 people currently working there. The second phase, which began in April and ended in August, cost $1.8 million.

Providence Service moved into 62 Pegasus St. and 16 Burbank Ave. at Brunswick Landing last year after a lease was signed between Priority Real Estate and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the quasi-municipal agency charged with developing the former base.

“A few years ago, we had a vision of creating a state-of-the-art treatment and educational¬†facility at Brunswick Landing that could help the youth and families we serve integrate into the growing community there,” Bart Beattie, the CEO of Providence’s operations in Maine, said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to see this vision come to fruition through this relocation and expansion of our programming.”

The second phase of Priority Real Estate’s $4.5 million investment also included an office expansion at 62 Pegasus St. for the Midcoast Veterans Resource Center, a nonprofit group that provides support services for veterans and their families. The real estate investment and development group has spent a total of $250,000 in renovation costs for the veterans group, which has a five-year lease there for $1 per year.

For more information on the Maine State NMTC-financed Brunswick Landing development, please follow this link.