PROJECT : Cable Mills

Cable Mills

  • CATEGORY : Phytotechnologies, Residential
  • LOCATION : Williamstown, Ma
  • DATE : Ongoing

Offshoots developed a native planting plan, restoration planting and phytoremediation plan for the adaptive reuse of the former Water Street Mill, now known as Cable Mills.

Cable Mills, formerly The Water Street Mill, is an industrial reuse project now entering its fifth era, this time as a residential complex, 233 years after it was built. The renovations include river bank restoration, a public river walk, Phytoremediation, and a plant list that is composed of plants native to the East Coast.


  • Removal of invasive species
  • Plug native riparian shrubs
  • Overseed with native riparian herbaceous species
  • White pine seedlings to replenish existing grove


  • Aspen grove to remediate petroleum impact

Native Plant Sources

  • Site inventory of native plants
  • Mt. Greylock plant inventory
  • Eastern US Natives (for additional architectural interest)

To learn more about the site sustainability goals, visit the Cable Mills website here.



  • Client:  The Traggorth Companies and Mitchell Properties
  • Architect: Finegold Alexander Architects
  • Environmental Consultants, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect (site design):  Guntlow Associates


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