Article on large-scale commercial development in Augusta, with an examination of
Article on large-scale commercial development in Augusta, with an examination of arguments for and against big-box development. There are currently two proposed retail projects stirring up controversy: Packard Development's planned Augusta Crossing, a 550,000-square-foot retail complex; and Hannaford supermarket's plan to take over the former Cony High School. Opponents like Virginia Goodlett of GoodGrowth Augusta believe the proposals will overwhelm existing neighborhoods and make the city a less attractive place to live. City officials say the projects will supplement Augusta's tax base. With comments by Bill Bridgeo, city manager; Bill Johnson of East Side Neighborhood Network; and John Melrose, the local agent for Packard Development;
Rooks, Douglas, "Article on large-scale commercial development in Augusta, with an examination of" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3229.
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