MRRA Completes Sale of Property to Tom Wright for Seeds of Independence Project
BRUNSWICK LANDING — TBW, LLC of Freeport, has purchased a lot with two former Navy buildings (buildings 24 and 592) from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. The sale closed for $510,000 on May 1. The lot is located at the corner of Pegasus St. and Burbank Avenue.
TBW, LLC, headed by Thomas B. Wright, plans to use Building 24, a 10,000-square foot former Navy personnel support facility, as a hub for the non-profit Seeds of Independence organization, of which Wright is the Executive Director. Michael Cardente, of Cardente Real Estate in Portland, was the broker in this deal.
Seeds of Independence is a mentor and volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to helping at risk youth in Maine reach their full potential as independent, productive members of society. Wright’s group works with Midcoast teens in the Brunswick, Bath, Topsham and Freeport school systems.
“We’re trying to help kids become productive members of society,” Wright said. “It’s a challenge communicating between the different agencies involved — the judicial system, the schools, and social services. This location is ideal. The building will be a communications center.”
Wright plans to have up to 10 organizations, including Seeds of Independence, which is slated to move in by June 1st, share the space. Potential occupiers could include drug counselors, social service agencies, and mentoring groups from the insurance and banking industries.
“The kids will be here,” Wright said. “Instead of telling a kid, you need to go see this guy and drive to South Portland or somewhere, we’ll be able to send them down the hall.”
“We’re delighted to have another quality developer investing at Brunswick Landing,” said MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque. “The Seeds of Independence project is an exciting opportunity to support and mentor young adults.”
Building 592 is across the parking lot from Building 24. Wright plans to lease the 1,621 square foot former Navy Vet Clinic, to a food services provider. Brunswick Landing workers and students must currently leave campus for a bite to eat.