An in-depth investigation of how different communities in Maine have redeveloped
An in-depth investigation of how different communities in Maine have redeveloped closed military bases, including Limestone (Loring Air Force Base); Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro (Naval Security Group Activity at Schoodic Point); and Cutler (Naval Computer and Telecommunications Center). Dave Eldridge, head of the Cutler Development Corp., is in negotiations with Sunset Group LLC to buy and renovate the Cutler base. His experience reflects the challenge that small towns face in such conversions, with the federal conversion process adding complexity to a project that is greater in scale than what most small towns are used to. Considering the difficulties, base re-use experts think the state might do more to make the process easier for the next Maine community facing a base closure, such as restoring the Office of Economic Conversion, created after the Loring closure. With details on the complex financing necessary to redevelop the bases and how that has been achieved in each case.
Military bases, US Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Cutler
Donahue, Sean, "An in-depth investigation of how different communities in Maine have redeveloped" (2003). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2561.