There has been a substantial amount of activity on the part of local merchants and downtown property owners to explore the “Main Street America” development model and its potential applicability to Blue Hill. To build on those efforts, BHCD will sponsor a community forum on February 5, 2018 in the GSA Library.
The forum will include a panel of “outside” attendees, including:
- the Maine Downtown Center Director of the Maine Development Foundation (which administers Main Street programs in our state), and
- three directors/managers of other Maine towns’ Main Street programs.
The purpose of the forum is to help the broader community understand the Main Street approach, to hear how it has been applied in other, similar towns, and to help our community understand the pros and cons of pursuing the Main Street model in Blue Hill.