The renovation of St. Hyacinth
The construction of Hyacinth Place involved the work of 55 contractor firms, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers, nearly all of which are Maine-based.
A total of 314 construction workers were employed through the construction of Hyacinth Place and were paid total wages of $1.66 million. An additional $3.4 million was spent in the local economy on materials.
Photo by Jennifer Capriola/East Shore Photography
In addition, the city of Westbrook received $71,839 through construction-related fees. The property was previously generating nothing in property taxes, and post-renovation will now provide an estimated $43,000 a year to the city.
The adaptive reuse of St. Hyacinth negotiates an importance balance between preserving historic details and incorporating modern energy-efficient upgrades. Reusing historic structures instead of demolishing them eliminates huge amounts of waste and eliminates the need for new material production.
Other sustainable and energy-efficient features include: