Exploring Opportunities for Redevelopment on Falmouth Route 1
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Lunt Auditorium, OceanView, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth
Presented by Town of Falmouth and GrowSmart Maine
Free & Open to the Public
In 2015, the Town of Falmouth completed a $12 million infrastructure investment in the Route 1 commercial area and adopted new village style zoning rules. The objectives of this work were to transform the Route One corridor from an automobile-based suburban service center to a pedestrian-friendly, pedestrian-scaled New England village center.
The Town envisions a dense pattern of development in the Route One area with activities day and night, a variety of uses (including residential uses), and an emphasis on a safe and attractive pedestrian environment. To achieve this objective, building height was increased to 65 feet, front setbacks to Route 1 and internal roadways were changed to between 0 and 20 feet with parking to be placed in rear and to the side of buildings, and new driveways for restaurants were prohibited.
The Town has discussed redevelopment opportunities with numerous property owners. To date, two properties have been developed that include a new restaurant and hockey arena. The Town wants to increase awareness in the Greater Portland development community about possible (re)development opportunities in Falmouth.
We hope this forum will encourage a frank conversation about commercial corridor redevelopment in Falmouth and possibly stimulate future projects, not just in Falmouth, but in similar locations throughout Maine.
Welcome Nathan Poore, Town of Falmouth and Tyler Kidder, GrowSmart Maine
Why This Forum?
Kristina Egan, Executive Director, GPCOG
Maine Examples of Commercial Corridor Redevelopment
Ethan Boxer-Macomber, Board Vice Chair, GrowSmart Maine
Falmouth’s Vision for Route 1 District
Nathan Poore, Town Manager, Town of Falmouth
Developer Panel: Possible Redevelopment Opportunities on Falmouth Route 1
- Ethan Boxer-Macomber, Owner, Anew Development
- Andy Jackson, Project Manager, The Szanton Company
- Josh Benthien, Partner, Northland Enterprises
- Where on Route 1 do you see opportunities that will help to realize the Town’s vision?
- What can the Town do to make these opportunities more apparent and attractive?
- Are there challenges to develop these types of projects here: design, market risk, regulatory, finance/underwriting, other?
Audience Discussion – Kristina Egan, Facilitator