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Affordable Housing
  • Published
    August 18, 2022

    Chipping away at the affordable housing crisis one project at a time

    Hope for the Future and the Knox County Homeless Coalition are partnering to convert former medical offices off Route 1 in Rockport into 18 affordable housing units. This would not be a shelter, but a place to provide community for local residents that would include services such as transportation, security, social workers and healthy food.

  • Published
    April 13, 2022

    Planning Board discusses short-term rental regulation

    The Camden Planning Board held a workshop April 12 and discussed ways to potentially regulate short-term rentals, including higher fees, inspections and limits to non-owner-occupied rentals. The town is working with a firm to generate a report on short-term activity in Camden.

  • Published
    February 28, 2022

    Housing expert explains community land trusts to Rotary Club

    Brenda Torpy spoke about how community land trusts can provide affordable housing even when property values soar beyond the reach of many working people.

  • Published
    February 17, 2022

    Midcoast housing crisis: hollowing out our communities

    Dr. Robert Wasserstrom lives in Camden and belongs to Camden Rotary Club’s Economic and Workforce Development Committee.

  • Published
    October 28, 2021

    Crisis deepens for homeless as winter approaches

    The Knox County Homeless Coalition sees quadruple the need for services, and argues its plan to create affordable housing is the best use of local American Rescue Plan dollars.

  • Published
    July 8, 2011

    Village at Rockport seeks to grow

    The Rockport Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a request to add 13 additional residential units to a previously approved subdivision plan for the Village at Rockport on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. The Village at Rockport is identified on town tax map 10 as Lot 55 and is located at 689 Commercial St. The original plan was approved March 9 for six units, according to Rockport Town Planner Tom ...

  • Published
    February 3, 2011

    Affordable housing planned for Rockport

    Tony Casella said Feb. 1 that he was building the Village of Rockport subdivision to provide affordable condominiums in a 34-acre, estate-style setting. When Casella's project is complete, the former Spruce Ridge Inn on Route 1 will house 39 condominium units. He said the first phase of construction and renovation was on schedule and that once his plans received approval from the town of Rockport he could ...

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