About Us

Grow L+A began in the fall of 2012, when a group of citizens inspired by the Sun Journal readers project on the fate of Bates Mill Five decided to band together to see if Mill 5 could be redeveloped by citizen initiative. In their work they realized that two principles guided them: the desire to see innovative, sustainable development in the twin cities, and the need to wisely use the cities’ existing historical infrastructure. Recognizing that these principles could be applied to other projects in Lewiston + Auburn, and wanting to sustain the current momentum beyond any one project, Grow L+A was formed.