The town of Thomaston is encouraging residents to fill out a survey concerning the future of the former Maine State Prison property.

The town is sponsoring a redevelopment project on Main Street that will include maintenance-free housing, a possible YMCA, a walking trail, and access to shops and stores downtown, according to the survey’s introduction. The site is located where the former Maine State Prison once stood, high on a bluff overlooking the St. George River. Pictures of the site, and of general housing designs that are possible, are available at the town of Thomaston Web site at

The questionnaire is designed to help the town and its partner, the Developers Collaborative, identify the most desirable features to include in this housing. The architect for the project, Rebecca Dillon, and the developer, Richard Berman, will review the results and present design ideas to a Thomaston Green Housing Focus Group on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall.

It will be compiled by Planning Decisions, a professional firm from Hallowell and South Portland. Survey responses are due by Monday, Feb. 22.

To take the survey, visit