Construction has begun on Dana Chemistry Hall at Bates College as seen on Monday. With the new Bonney Science Center ready to open in the fall, this building will be undergoing a $11.5 million renovation to convert it into classrooms and support spaces. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Turns out there are lots of hammers swinging around the city this July.

Among the permits on Lewiston’s monthly building report:

• A $3.8 million addition for Valley Beverage Distributors at 2019 Lisbon St. with the new 32,568 square feet used for office space. The company announced a several-year expansion plan in 2020.

• An $11.5 million project at Bates College, renovating the science building at 5 Andrews Road into new classrooms and support spaces.

• A $52,400 interior renovation at 1128 Lisbon St. turning it into a new Subway.

• A $2.1 million project by NextGrid Inc. for a 13-acre solar array at 1875 Lisbon St. It’s one of several projects planned by NextGrid locally.

• A $139,721 project renovating the MRI suite at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center at 95 Campus Ave.

• A $90,000 project by The Treehouse at 1891 Lisbon St. retrofitting a garage into a marijuana cultivation facility.

Quick hits about business comings, goings and happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact staff writer Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]

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