When Franklin Memorial Hospital, based in Farmington, saw a need to expand and centralize basic medical services offered in Livermore Falls, they sought out Developers Collaborative to help in site selection, permitting, building design and construction. DC realized that this type of use was exactly what the struggling downtown needed to spur revitalization efforts and was able to negotiate the purchase and sale of the most important block of the downtown to be redeveloped into a new 13,700 square foot medical office space.
The building, designed by PDT Architects, was a particular challenge in that a clinical building of this nature is based on a suburban typology. Fitting a clinic into the urban fabric meant a second main entrance on the street and careful consideration of the relationship with abutting buildings. An expanded sidewalk along Main St., with room for street trees, provides a template for more pedestrian oriented downtown development in the future. The finished building will contain a family practice, women’s care center, behavioral health services, radiology, physical therapy, and support spaces. The location of the clinic in downtown Livermore Falls will decrease the need for area residents to travel for core health care services
The project is also a partnership with the Town of Livermore Falls and DECD. It was recently awarded a $350,000 CDBG grants.