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Another mill site transforms

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High Five
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The former Bright Wood Corporation site in Bend is the latest mill site to be transformed into a mixed-use commercial and social center.

The Century Drive site follows the lead of Deschutes River's Old Mill District and Colorado Avenue's Mill Quarter.

Property owner Dave Hill is redeveloping a portion of the cluster of utilitarian buildings into commercial suites, while a new stand-alone 3,600-square-foot U.S. Bank building incorporating a drive-through is also under construction.

The retail-oriented center retains elements of the original industrial use, with robust beams and a cinder block exterior blending with subtle new enhancements such as skylights and metal-framed garage-style doors with glass panels, giving an overall artsy, eclectic feel.

Read more at Cascade Business News.

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