New Lofts Far From 'Run-Of-The-Mill'

Live-work space succeeds in an Easthampton (Western Massachusetts) mill, with plans for a high-tech gay and lesbian retirement community in a second mill nearby.
April 27, 2006, 6am PDT | maryereynolds
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The Fuller Brush industrial building has become "Eastworks", with 17,000 square feet of studio space and 47 loft apartments. Will Bundy, a mill-conversion pioneer, created the space for arts- and industry-related businesses. Also under development is Paradise One, planned for gay and lesbian retirees, that incorporates caregiving technology.

"The development, in partnership with Intel, will offer health-care related technology, like bed sensors that monitor weight and mobility and send information wirelessly to health workers."

Holyoke's mills along the Connecticut River are also being converted to office space and residential lofts.

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Published on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in The New York Times
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