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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.

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