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Defining Quality of Place: How Community Development drives Real Estate and Business Investment in Maine

November 13, 2013 - 7:00AM
to 9:00AM

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center
280 Water Street
Gardiner, ME

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

About the Event:

Buffet Breakfast: 7:00  ~  Program:  7:30 - 9:00 AM

Studies have pointed to "Quality of Place" as a top selling point for Maine real estate and business development, but how do we create and maintain compelling messages about real estate value in Maine's small cities and towns along the coast and I-95?  Make plans to join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) on November 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 AM at Gardiner's newly renovated Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center for a discussion with real estate developers, political leaders, and local economy experts as we explore how community development stimulates market activity, property development opportunities, and demand for Maine real estate.

Invited guests include Senator Roger Katz, Representative Gay Grant, Kevin Mattson of Mattson Development, and Nate Rudy, City of Gardiner. 

Directions to the Event:

Johnson Hall Studio (performance and meeting space) is on the first floor and is accessible.

From the South:

North on 295
Take exit 49
Bear right off exit ramp. You are on Rt. 201. 
This becomes Brunswick Ave. as you come into the City of Gardiner (about 5 mi. from exit). 
Continue on Brunswick Ave., drive around the Gardiner Common (keeping the park on your right). Road forks—take left fork down the hill (still Brunswick Ave.). 
At light (Post Office on right) take right onto Water Street (one way).
Johnson Hall is in the middle of the block on the right, just before Johnson Hall pocket park.

From the North:

South on Me Turnpike
Take exit #103 for Rte I-295toward Brunswick/Gardiner
Immediately after toll booth (use far right toll lane), take exit 51 to Gardiner
At top of ramp, turn left onto Rt. 126
Stay on 126 (pass Middle School and go over small bridge) into town (about 4 mi.). This becomes Water Street (one way).
At light (Key Bank on right, Post Office on opposite right corner) go straight on Water Street.
Johnson Hall is in the middle of the block on the right, just before Johnson Hall pocket park.

From Augusta:

Drive past State House and continue south through Hallowell and Farmingdale. 
At light in Gardiner, bear right past Rite Aid on hill to right. This is Bridge Street.
Cross Bridge, pass A-1 Diner. 
Turn left at light (Post Office on opposite corner) onto Water Street (one way).
Johnson Hall is in the middle of the block on the right, just before Johnson Hall pocket park.


1.On street, 2-hour zones on Water Street (including 2 handicapped slots) unlimited after 6pm
and behind Johnson Hall on Mechanic Street (turn right at light past JH and then first right onto Mechanic)
from Mechanic, walk down through pocket park next to JH to get to Water Street.

2.Arcade Parking Lot: Continue past Johnson Hall to next light. Turn left onto Maine Ave.
Turn left again after Harvey’s Hardware (Cobbossee Stream is now on your right).
Parking lot straight ahead is free all day. You are behind the row of stores on Water Street.
Two ways to get up to Water St and Johnson Hall:
Tunnel and steps labeled “Arcade” (JH is across Water Street on your right)
Pocket park (McKay Park) with steps (JH is across Water Street on your left)

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