PORTLAND, Maine – As the new construction season is upon us, The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will recognize last year’s most notable commercial development projects at its annual spring conference titled “50th to 1st: Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development Plan” on Tuesday, May 20 in Portland.
All of the projects not only embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible development, but also involved a significant investment of resources and job creation state-wide. Each project was completed in 2013 and all are fully tenanted. Projects were selected based upon criteria including environmental sustainability, economic impact, energy efficiency, social impact and job creation.
“We are repeatedly impressed with the vision and integrity demonstrated by developers across Maine,” said Drew Sigfridson, president of MEREDA. “Though spread across the state, they have all aided Maine’s economic growth and we are looking forward to seeing what projects this year brings.”
MEREDA’s most notable projects of 2013 include:
•Augusta: Alfond Center for Health by MaineGeneral Medical Center
•Bangor: Cross Insurance Center by City of Bangor
•Brunswick: Mölnlycke Health Care by Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
•Portland: Westin Portland Harborview by Rockbridge
•Sanford: The Sanford Mill Historic Renovation by Northland Enterprises
•Westbrook: Synergy Center by IDEXX Laboratories World Campus
Representatives from each of the above projects will be at the event to receive their award. More information on each of the projects is available by contacting MEREDA.
“The City of Bangor is incredibly proud of our Cross Insurance Center,” said Tanya Emery, director of community and economic development for the City of Bangor. “The economic impact has already been clearly demonstrated and we look forward to announcing even more projects that build on the momentum that we’re seeing in Bangor.”
“The Synergy Center features an environmentally efficient LEED design, connective technology, and a dynamic open work environment that enhances employee collaboration to drive innovation, the foundation of IDEXX’s success for the past 30 years here in Maine,” stated Jonathan Ayers, president and CEO of IDEXX Laboratories.
“Having a quality company like Mölnlycke here [in Brunswick] is a huge benefit to the redevelopment efforts and the region,” explained Steve Levesque, executive director of Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.
The conference will be held on May 20th at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Registration slots are still available, with discounts and free admission offered for many. Click here for more information, and to register.