The Select Board is holding a meeting March 8 at 6 p.m. to hear comments from members of the public on four proposals to develop the town-owned tannery lot.

The meeting takes place via Zoom video conferencing.

Instructions on how to attend are available on the meeting agenda, which can be found on the town of Camden website at

The town website offers a 'Tannery Information Center,' containing a wealth of information for those who want to learn more.

This includes the four proposals and new estimates on environmental clean up costs associated with chemical pollution on the lot from the tannery and woolen mill industries.

Video recordings of recent meetings about the proposals can be watched, including one where proposers present information and answer questions.

The information center contains a new document with responses from the proposers to questions submitted by members of the public.

There is also a Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee report summing up the findings of its review of the proposals.

The four proposals are:

Cranesport/Michael Mullins — A village with 19 workshops for entrepreneurs at the early-stage of product development, a large barn for the Camden Farmers' Market, public restrooms and landscaping improvements. Mullins offers a $250,000 purchase price for the lot, with optional use of those funds to match a river restoration grant to clean up pollution and improve the riverbank. Mullins has talked about initial plans to build about a third of the workshops and the large barn. The workshop buildings are leased at below-market rates, with an annual lease of $3,600 for for the basic model. Workshop buildings are not heated, but can be renovated by the lessee to include heat.

Friends of the Park — A community park through private fundraising, and use of a grant obtained by the town to deal with environmental pollution on the lot. Plans include a picnic area, playground for preschool-age children and a bicycle pump track for young riders within the next few years. Longer term plans include a pickleball court and possibly a pavilion for the Market and an ice-skating rink. The park would be a permanent home for the Market. The proposal asks the town to retain ownership of the land.

Northland/Dovetail proposes to construct a three-story building with 35 or more apartments, with rents affordable to households with incomes in the $25,000 to $45,000 range. A home for the Farmers' Market and landscaping improvements are included. Developers are offering a purchase price of $85,000. They ask for a zoning waiver of the requirement for commercial use of the ground floor, and a 75% break on property tax for several decades. The affordability of the apartments is linked to long-term financing and is also guaranteed for several decades.

Mid-Coast Habitat for Humanity proposes to build three, affordable single-family homes. The non-profit organization asks the town to donate three 9,000 square foot lots, and requests a zoning waiver similar to Northland/Dovetail. The homes are affordable in perpetuity.