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Master Planning for Success: Take me to the River

November 07, 2012 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

DiVinciís Eatery
Bates Mill Complex
150 Mill Street, Lewiston, ME

Registration for this event is no longer available online. Please contact the MEREDA office at 874-0801 for more information.

About the Event:

The Riverfront Island area of Lewiston is 77 acres in size. It was the industrial heartland of the city.   It has 3,740 feet of river frontage, over a mile of canals, and over 1.8 million square feet of mill space. Today it has a performing arts center, museum, and four public parks.  The city controls 1,250 parking spaces, and the primary artery sees 26,000 cars per day.  The City just completed a 9 month long master planning process for the area that engaged more than 40 stakeholders and had more than 100 citizens participating in each of the public meetings.  More than $18 million in new investment is already under construction. 

Join us on November 7th at DiVinciís in the Bates Mill Complex to learn more about the plan, the opportunities, and the tools utilized, both past and present, to redevelop this area that functioned as the birth place of the city.

Meet our Panelist:

Lincoln Jeffers, Director of Economic and Community Development, has worked to create and promote economic development for the City of Lewiston, Maine since 2000.  During his tenure the city has had more than $550 million invested in economic development projects that have created 2,890 new jobs and retained 1,250 jobs.  More than 3.2 million square feet of new retail, restaurant, office, medical, warehouse and commercial space has been built or rehabilitated.   Lincoln works directly with businesses looking to expand or locate in Lewiston, providing site search assistance, structuring public/private partnerships, and access to capital and training programs. He has worked on downtown and Brownfield redevelopment for more than a dozen years.  He has written nine successful tax increment financing programs for a variety of projects. Lincoln received a bachelorís degree in sociology from Middlebury College, and has completed graduate work in economic and community development at the Muskie School of Public Service.  Between Middlebury and Muskie, Lincoln spent a decade in Colorado working in a variety of industries.

News About This Event:

10/29/2012   MEREDA Lewiston / Auburn Breakfast Event: Master Planning For Success - Take Me To The River   Release
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