Process & Progress to Date
Congressionally Directed Spending Request included in relevant Senate Appropriations Bill.
Maine Department of Transportation includes $250,000 to assist with Middle Pier redevelopment in its Fiscal Year 2025 Work Plan.
Request for $4,060,000 in Congressionally directed spending to assist with Phase 1 implementation - Middle Pier and Buoy Park.
Permitting for the marine infrastructure underway.
Preliminary Engineering Phase – Landside Improvements
Preliminary design report completed. Review or download the Preliminary Design Report here.
Preliminary design plans for the upland completed. Review or download preliminary design plans here.
Preliminary design for the landside improvements kicks off.
Pre-design work (survey updates, geotechnical investigation) for landside begins.
Community Action Grant Award for preliminary engineering of landside improvements
Preliminary Engineering Phase – Marine Infrastructure
Preliminary design report for the marine infrastructure finalized. - Review or download here
Preliminary Design for the Marine Infrastructure portion of the Downtown Waterfront Plan completed - Review or download here
Marine Infrastructure Assessment completed - Review or download here
Community Action Grant application for preliminary engineering of landside Marine infrastructure submitted.
Pre-design work for marine infrastructure underway (additional survey work and more detailed facility assessment)
Contract established with consulting team led by Landmark Corporation preliminary engineering of the marine infrastructure
Community Action Grant Award of $50,000, for preliminary engineering of marine infrastructure
Conceptual Design Phase – Complete
Implementation Road Map for the Conceptual Design complete – Review or download here.
Earth Day site visit from Governor’s Office Of Policy & Innovation
Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee, Harbor Management Commission, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Harbor Trail Committee, participating stakeholder, and City Council review and endorsements of Conceptual Design
Climate-ready Conceptual Design completed – Review or download here.
Collaborative Committee and stakeholder meetings, site tour and workshops that established shared goals and objectives and guided development of the Conceptual Design and the Road Map for its implementation
Community Survey – Results summarized in the Conceptual Plan and Road Map - Review or download here.
Contract with Consulting team led by the Musson Group
Shore & Harbor Planning Grant award of $30,000 from the Maine Coastal Program for consulting support