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:
Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
American Planning Association (APA)
APA (Northern New England Chapter)
Cyburbia Urban Planning Community #theplannerlife
Bridgton Economic Development Corporation
Greater Bridgton Region Chamber of Commerce
Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
US Small Business Administration
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.
Open Space Plan
The Town of Bridgton is developing an open space plan. This plan will guide the future of public access to the Town’s natural resources and recreation areas.
Learn more about this plan and upcoming opportunities to participate in public workshops by visiting https://bit.ly/BridgtonOpenSpace
CDBG GRANT FUNDING
The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday March 14, 2023, on the Community Development Advisory Committee recommendations to the Selectboard for funding the 2023-2024 Community Block Grant applications.
The applications will be posted at the Town Office. The meeting will be held in person and remote access will be provided. Information on how to participate remotely will be published at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Please direct any questions to Victoria Hill, Community Development Director at email@example.com or 207-803-9956.
TOWN OF BRIDGTON AND CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2023
The application process for 2023 is now closed. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lower Main Street Streetscape Design Drawings – September 12, 2018
Lower Main Street Reconstruction Presentation – Selectboard Workshop October 24, 2018
Lower Main Street Reconstruction Presentation – Selectboard Workshop October 10, 2018
Lower Main Street Reconstruction Presentation – Selectboard Meeting August 28, 2018
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.