With Steel Nearly Complete, 150 Main Street Takes Shape

Things are moving quickly at the 150 Main Street mixed-use development project. The steelwork, which began in the last week of July, is scheduled to be complete by the end of September. Interior and exterior framing has begun, and work will be aimed at getting the exterior closed before harsh winter conditions arrive. The roof […]

Construction Begins on Mixed-Use Development

With signs of spring, the sound of progress has emerged in downtown Waterville as construction began on a mixed-use development at 150 Main Street. Jersey barriers were moved to the site on Monday and fences around the area were expected to go up on Wednesday as Landry/French, the construction company, prepped the area for work. […]

Frequently Asked Questions re: Student Apartment Complex on Main Street

Creating a student residential complex on Main Street would help the city in multiple ways: New taxable space, including retail that would attract different kinds of retailers About 150 new people to add vitality and consumer dollars during the days and evenings Helps to make Main Street a pedestrian-friendly street A core group of students […]

Major economic development and innovation announcement at Colby College

As part of continued revitalization efforts in Waterville, Maine, Governor Paul LePage and city leaders will join with Colby President David A. Greene to announce an important development that will contribute to sustained economic vitality in the region. While efforts to bring more vibrancy to downtown Waterville are still in the early stages, this announcement […]

Partnership Draws Attention

This week President David A. Greene presented the vision and preliminary strategy for downtown that emerged from Colby’s partnership with civic, business, and arts leaders. Here are some links to recent coverage. Waterville City Council meeting “Waterville to see ‘significant difference’ downtown” (Morning Sentinel, Oct. 6) Mid-Maine Chamber Business Breakfast “Colby, Thomas college presidents tout […]

Sentinel Story Highlights Partnership

Following the conclusion of meetings with the Waterville stakeholder group, President David Greene and Mayor Nick Isgro sat down with Morning Sentinel reporter Amy Calder to discuss the partnership, planning process, and possible strategies for building on Waterville’s strengths bring more vibrancy to the city’s downtown area. “We’ve had a symbiotic relationship for more than […]

An Early Contribution

As an early example of how Colby is partnering with the city and others to make improvements to downtown Waterville, Colby will contribute as much as $13,350 to an ongoing study of the redesign of the Spring Street intersection. The Waterville City Council approved the expansion of the study March 17. The study aims to […]

Waterville: Assets and Opportunities

At yesterday’s meeting with business and civic leaders and Colby President David Greene, the discussion stayed big picture and focused on aspirations. Attracting Residents and Visitors Ideas for making Waterville a more vibrant city included Additional restaurants Event/conference center Boutique hotel Better visibility of the waterfront More residents on Main Street Institutions and Assets Waterville benefits […]

Colby College Partners with Civic and Business Leadership for Waterville Development Efforts

WATERVILLE, Maine, March 10—A steering committee convened and chaired by Colby College President David A. Greene will meet today to begin discussing ways to build on existing efforts to make downtown Waterville into a more vibrant, dynamic destination for residents, visitors, and businesses. The effort is a partnership of Colby College and civic and business […]