CAMDEN — Mitch McMillen hopes to have construction of his new storage building and office space on Colcord Ave. in Camden done by the end of May.

The wooden frame of the 30-foot-tall, 3,000-square-foot building has been taking shape at 6 Colcord Ave. McMillen — who plans, among other things, to store a recreational vehicle, fishing boat and car in the building — said the plan is to have construction done by May 31.

In addition to storage for his vehicles, he also plans to offer 500 square feet of office space to be rented by a local company.

The building’s walls will be made from structural insulated panels that will provide eight inches of insulation from wind and temperature changes, he said.

Here is a rendition of how the 6 Colcord Ave. building in Camden will look when completed. It was designed by Phi Builders + Architects of Rockport. It will include a cupola. The roofline is 30 feet high. Courtesy of Mitch McMillen

In addition to storage, he said it will include a workshop area for him to putter around in.

Around it, he plans to plant sunflowers, dahlias, a vegetable garden and trees. He said it will feature a lot of bee-friendly plants, and he believes it will be an attractive addition to the neighborhood.

The project is located in an industrial zone. It is across the street from and next to former Tibbetts Industries buildings, currently housing businesses including The Camden Herald office and KEA Dance Center. It is also near a residential area on the Union Street side.

This is a picture of what the building under construction at 6 Colcord Ave. in Camden will look like when completed. It was designed by Phi Builders + Architects of Rockport. Courtesy of Mitch McMillen.

The project was designed by Phi Builders + Architects of Rockport and is being built by DP Porter out of Hermon.

McMillen and his wife, Jan, have lived in Camden since 2018. He has had a career in marketing and was co-founder of a company that manufactured fall-protection devices for people working on rooftops.

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