Putnam Place Business Center

Putnam Place Business Center


Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority
CDR Maguire
109,000 SF
Delivery Method

Chapter 149

Key Features

Public Project

Historic Renovation


Project Description

Colantonio converted a 109,000 square foot, 19th century manufacturing plant on the Nashua River into this center for business and industry.

The structure required selective demolition, extensive environmental remediation, the installation of a new HVAC system, and the addition of new, 2-story glass foyers.  Colantonio also converted an additional 15,000 square feet of space to house the Worcester County Registry of Deeds within a tight, three-month schedule.

The building, which now houses multi-tenant business and retail space,  is an integral part of the revitalization of downtown Fitchburg.  The Massachusetts Historical Commission designated Putnam Place as a site of historical significance undergoing adaptive reuse.