LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A mill building that was slated for demolition is being saved by city council and a developer.
The city council voted last night to let a developer take over the Bates Mill No. 5.
Developer Tom Platz owns several other buildings in the Bates Mill complex. He would like to redevelop building No. 5 as well.
It will cost at least 13 million dollars to make basic repairs since the building dates back to the Civil War.