Home to the future One North Commercialization Hub

Our Katahdin has been working with the EPA on conceptual reuses of the former Great Northern Paper Administration building, Engineering & Research Building, and Maintenance Garage complex.  These facilities were formerly home to a highly skilled team of engineers and technicians in the pulp and paper industry.  Discussions have led to future reuse of these facilities as part of a Bio-based Commercialization Hub focused on bringing emerging green technology to commercial production scale.  


  • $500,000 in EPA brownfields cleanup funding has been awarded for the former GNP pilot plant facility located in the south wing of the Engineering & Research Building.  We see these funds as a catalyst to explore opportunities in green consumer products commercialization building upon the success of the University of Maine’s nano-cellulose research.  Our Katahdin is pursuing additional funding sources to expand upon the EPA brownfields funding that has previously been awarded.


  • The Administration building has potential opportunities for office space, conference space, and  short-term housing for One North tenant employees.  $500,000 in EPA brownfields cleanup funding is in place to remove hazardous materials from this facility. 


  • The Maintenance garage has a variety of potential reuses that will likely follow the redevelopment of the Engineering & Research and Administration buildings.  


The redevelopment of the Bio-based Commercialization hub will be a long term project for the One North site.