15 Sea Street Eastport Comes Back to Life

By Amy Jeanroy

 

15 Sea Street in Eastport, formerly The American Can Company, a manufacturing factory that made roll top cans for the sardine industry that started in 1908 and vacant since 2006, will be restored and redeveloped into a boutique hotel, conference services, retail and residential units. The 28,000 square foot building will have three floors, with the top floor becoming hotel rooms. 

This undertaking is the result of an 11-year effort put forth by Dirigamus LLC., a local company led by three partners, Linda Cross Godfrey, Meg McGarvey and Nancy Asante.

The property had recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places as the 31 entry in Eastport's Historic District. 

The Arnold Group of Kansas City, MO has agreed to finance the  $18 million dollar project that is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. 

Dirigamus partner Nancy Asante says:

“We Dirigamus partners believe that 15 Sea Street will expand Eastport's capacity to entice more visitors, attract young professional families and satisfy active seniors who want to live and work within our vibrant community.”

To see more of the plans and an artist's interpretation of the completed facility, see 15seastreet.com.