Developers’ Secrets to Small Projects: Tricks of the Trade to Rehab Main Street Real Estate

Co-Hosted by GrowSmart Maine and the Maine Downtown Center

A workshop of the 2017 Build Maine Conference

When: Thursday June 8, 12:30-4:30p

Where: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library Hall, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME

Parking information available here


  • Developer’s Secrets Workshop, Thursday: $50
  • Build Maine Conference, Friday: $75
  • For GrowSmart Maine Members & Maine Downtown Center Members: Thursday Workshop & Friday Build Maine Registration Combo: $100 (Save $25). Contact us for the discount code!

A panel discussion and walking tour designed for anyone hoping to tackle challenging small scale redevelopment projects in their community. Hear from and meet municipal, economic development, developer, and financial experts and learn how to best utilize tax credits, creatively finance your projects, attract interest, and get unused or underutilized commercial and residential buildings back in action. The panel features Maine leaders plus Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall, a full-service design, architecture, and construction administration firm specializing in in-town commercial redevelopment projects.

Program and Schedule on Thursday June 8th:

12:30p Registration, Networking, Light Refreshments

1p Developers’ Secrets to Small Projects Panel presentation & discussion:

Eric Kronberg, Principle, Kronberg Wall: Architecture, Design, Development

Misty Parker, Economic Development Specialist, City of Lewiston

John Egan, Senior Vice President, Senior Loan & Investment Office, CEI

Greg Paxton, Executive Director, Maine Preservation

Bob Gaudreau, Vice President, Hardypond Construction

3:30p  Walking tours of downtown developments in Lewiston:

199 Lisbon Street, Scruton Block. Tour by owner Jules Patry. Early stages of redevelopment

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46 Lisbon Street, Tour by owner Kevin Morin. Completed retail & residential redevelopment

Google Streetview here

4:30p Optional additional tour & networking

5-9p Build Maine Block Party Stick around after the workshop on Thursday evening for the Build Maine Block Party  which includes pop-up installations, a beer garden, and more, just around the corner in Dufresne Plaza and the surrounding alleyways. Free admission, family friendly.

Friday June 9th – Full Day Build Maine Conference, Bates Mill, Lewiston (Tickets sold separately)

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Supporting Partners:

City of Lewiston