New uses for the buildings soon to be vacated at the Maine Youth Center Center i
New uses for the buildings soon to be vacated at the Maine Youth Center Center in South Portland are being sought. The center's administrative building and its six "cottages," all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, are scheduled to be vacated in November, when the center's residents are transferred to the New Southern Maine Juvenile Correctional Facility located nearby. The state Department of Administration and Financial Services, which is responsible for the management of state-owned property, has formed a 15-member committee to explore possible reuses of the old youth center. State represenative Michael Quint, a committee member, and Lars Olsen, the superintendent of the youth center, hopes the site can be converted into new facilities serving troubled youth. According to Elaine Clark, of the Department of Administration's Bureau of General Service, the state hopes to lease the facilities to the private agencies to avoid rehabilitation costs.
Long Creek Youth Development Center -- South Portland
Dammann, Allen, "New uses for the buildings soon to be vacated at the Maine Youth Center Center i" (2001). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 4235.
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