Community Development Director
Mobile (207) 595-3560
Office (207) 803-9956
Deputy Director Community Development
Bridgton participates in, collaborates with, and learns from a wider community of planning and community development organizations, both locally and nationwide. Here are a few of our favorites:
In 2014, Bridgton voters adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the town, around which much of the current Community Development Department work is focused. You can view the Comprehensive Plan here.
Main Street Streetscape Project – History / Phase I
The early stages of this project were documented on a blog available here.
Phase I of the project was completed on November 10, 2016. Phase II is now underway.
About Bridgton Community Development
Community Development: “A process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems” ~United Nations
The Bridgton Community Development Department oversees and directs all planning and development activities.
BRIDGTON ECONOMIC AND MARKET ANALYSIS
Economic and Market Analysis Summary click here.
Economic and Market Analysis Full Report click here.
Join the Bridgton Memorial School Ad Hoc Committee
The Town of Bridgton is anticipating accepting ownership of the former Bridgton Memorial School from MSAD 61 in 2023. The Bridgton Memorial School Ad Hoc Committee is being formed to develop potential uses for the Bridgton Memorial School property. The committee will consist of representatives from existing organizations and committees, as well as three members of the public. If you are interested in committing your time to this important committee over the next year, please fill the link below to complete an application. Applications will be reviewed by the Town of Bridgton Selectboard.
Maine Rent Relief Program Now Accepting Applications
MaineHousing has re-opened the state rent relief program. Tenants and landlords can learn more about program rules and submit an application here: https://www.mainehousing.org/programs-services/rental/rentaldetail/covid-19-rental-relief-program
TOWN OF BRIDGTON AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2023
The application process for 2023 is now open. Applications shall fall under the following types of projects/programs: Public Service, Public Infrastructure/Facility, Housing, Downtown Revitalization, or Economic Development. Applications must meet one of two national objectives: serving those with low to moderate income or for the elimination of slum and blight. Applications will be reviewed by staff and forwarded to the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) for a recommendation, and then forwarded to the Selectboard for approval. For the 2023 Infrastructure project applications click here. For the 2023 Public Service applications click here. For the Excel budget spreadsheet click here. Applicants are encouraged to attend a public workshop with CDAC staff to review requirements and project eligibility. Any questions may be directed to Victoria Hill, Community Development Director for the Town of Bridgton via email to email@example.com or by calling (207)-595-3560. To learn more about the program, visit the Cumberland County CDBG webpage.
Main Street Streetscape Project Focus Areas
Main Street Streetscape Project – Phase II
Renovation and improvements to the upper portion of Main Street from Pondicherry Square to the Monument.
Lower Main Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction, renovation, and improvements to the lower portion of Main Street from Pondicherry Square to Cross Street.
MAIN STREET STREETSCAPE – RENY’S ROADWAY WIDTH EXHIBIT
Updated design drawing of the portion of roadway near Reny’s (Focus Area 3). Existing road widths, curbing, striping, and sidewalks are show in red; proposed show in black.