The former Great Northern Fudge Co. building at 410 China Road in Winslow is expected to soon be converted into a nine-unit apartment building. Greg Levinsky/Morning Sentinel

WINSLOW — A nine-unit apartment building at 410 China Road is expected to be completed by the fall.

At the site of the former Great Northern Fudge Co., the updated apartment project received town Planning Board approval earlier this month and the project does not need to go before the Town Council.

“With a good arm, I could throw a rock (and hit) it from my house,” said building owner Dennis Brockway. “It just sat there and sat there and sat there. Commercial space is just not moving … and figured the market is screaming for housing and apartments so we thought it made sense.”

The building is located across from the Elanco Animal Health Inc. parking lot and directly next to Kim’s Auto Body on Route 137. There will be two three-bedroom units, a pair of two-bedroom units and one four-bedroom unit. All of the multi-bedroom units will have two bathrooms. There will also be four one-bedroom apartments. The units will be individually stocked with their own heat and air conditioning pump.

Rents for the apartments will range from approximately $1,000 to $1,300 per month.

Winslow-based SDG Investors, owned by Brockway, purchased the 8,944-square-foot building in December for $175,000 — $75,000 below the original listing price — and submitted its application for a subdivision permit in late April through Waterville-based A.E. Hodsdon Consulting Engineers.

The former Great Northern Fudge Co. building at 410 China Road in Winslow is expected to soon be converted into a nine-unit apartment building. Greg Levinsky/Morning Sentinel

Brockway owns approximately 30 other apartment units across 15 buildings in Waterville, Winslow and Fairfield. Owning apartments is a side job for Brockway, who is the president of Northeast Mobile Health Services.

The multi-use building, constructed in 1980, will be move-in ready in phases. They hope for the three-bedroom units to be done by September and the rest finished by next spring. Brockway sees a potential future path to converting the units into condominiums to help combat the lack of affordable housing in the area.

“It’s a good location, and I think these units are going to be middle to higher-end units,” Brockway said. “The quality of them, we’re putting in higher-end material, granite, tile, that sort of thing.”


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