"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how Scarborough is grappling with fas
"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how Scarborough is grappling with fast-paced residential growth as its supply of buildable land declines. Developer Kerry Anderson of KDA Development in Scarborough has proposed a 222-unit "smart growth" development on a 52-acre parcel. ALC Development's Dunstan Crossing, another proposal for a walkable neighborhood with a mix of housing, was defeated in 2003, and critics say the city is hostile to developers. Theresa Desfosses, who owns a mobile home retirement community, says after two years of having an expansion project mired in the proposal stage by the town's growth-management ordinance, her expenses have doubled. Al Caron, president of Yarmouth-based GrowSmart Maine, says most Maine towns have not rezoned according to their comprehensive plans in order to allow smart-growth tenets to work. His group is one of three bringing a lawsuit against the town of Scarborough contending it failed to enact zoning in the Dunstan area consistent with its comprehensive plan. Caron hopes the suit will force other towns to bring their zoning into alignment with their stated goals.
Donnelly, Sara, ""Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how Scarborough is grappling with fas" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3031.