Rethinking Commercial Strip Redevelopment to Strengthen Your Community

APA Northern New England Chapter


Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 p.m. EST

Topsham, ME, United States

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Towns and small cities in Maine face numerous challenges in

redeveloping their commercial strips in an attractive,

thoughtful, inclusive, and economically beneficial way. This

forum will explore lessons from experiences in various

communities relevant to participants, sharing different

perspectives (board, developer, planner), and emphasizing how

to maximize the potential for success. Join us to learn how

towns can improve the appearance and functionality of their

commercial corridors to bring in new residents, employees and


 This course is offered in response to requests by municipal

officials for technical assistance in revising their existing land

use ordinances to incorporate state-of-the-art principles of

conservation planning. The training includes model ordinance

discussion, hand-on exercises and case studies of developments


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Karen Farber

Confirmed Speaker

Elected to two consecutive terms on Falmouth ME Town Council. During tenure served as chair two times. While on the Council, the town updated and approved its 2013 Comprehensive Plan; updated its Route 1 South commercial zoning ordinance; and invested extensively in infrastructure  improvements along Route 1 including, bike-ped improvements ... Read More

Randall Arendt

Confirmed Speaker

Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and an advocate of "conservation planning". He received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.Phil. degree in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where ... Read More

Ethan Boxer-Macomber

Confirmed Speaker

Ethan Boxer-Macomber is principal of Anew Development, a Portland-based real estate development company that he founded in 2013. Anew Development partners with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations to plan and implement high quality, sustainable, and community focused residential, commercial and mixed-use developments in communities across Southern Maine. Ethan pairs his ... Read More

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