Morning Sentinel

The new Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons was awarded a Smart Growth Award from GrowSmart Maine. The downtown mixed-use development project was named “outstanding project,” the Morning Sentinel reported. “Smart growth is a common-sense concept that helps communities welcome growth while maintaining existing historic and natural assets,” the Sentinel wrote. In addition to the 102,000-square-foot Alfond Commons, the award noted, “With widened sidewalks, added streetscape amenities, and an integrated Complete Streets design, Colby’s plan minimizes new auto traffic and focuses on diversifying transit options.”

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