Stenton Trust Area Redevelopment Workshop September 26 & 28


September 25, 2017

Sunrise over Stenton Trust (photo by Jesse Phillips)

(Photo by Jesse Phillips)

This week there will be an opportunity for the Sanford community to explore opportunities to revitalize a key part of its downtown and to create housing for people who work in the Sanford region. The workshop events will focus on the Stenton Mill site (the location of a major fire in late June) and nearby properties and are intended to help the community imagine and discuss the type of redevelopment it would like to see in the area of the Mill. The workshop is split into two sessions:

September 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Community Listening Session

A public conversation will help guide preparation of conceptual plans and architectural renderings/designs. Information will be presented by Growth Council Director Jim Nimon, the city's Planning & Development Director Beth Della Valle and others. Attendees will be asked to share their questions, ideas and concerns. The comments gathered at this listening session will help inform the design concepts which will be presented and discussed at the second session:

Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Community Reveal Report

A talented group of planners, developers, engineers and architects are donating their time to create conceptual plans and renderings/designs for a possible project that could be implemented on and around the Stenton Trust mill site to help revitalize the area and provide much-needed workforce housing. The plan, based in part on information gathered during the community listening session, will be presented at this second session.

All members of the community are encouraged to attend both sessions, to listen, ask questions, and to offer their comments. The workshop is meant to encourage discussion and to bring together property owners, municipal staff, boards, businesses and community members with volunteer teams of housing professionals, real estate agents, and bankers. The workshop is intended to generate ideas for neighborhood development that could include modest market-rate homes, as well as a mix of other uses such as commercial businesses and recreational spaces. 

Both events will be held on the third floor of Sanford City Hall.

To learn more, check out the event flier.