The gateway to Lewiston is the run-down Lisbon/Canal Street Corridor, and the c
The gateway to Lewiston is the run-down Lisbon/Canal Street Corridor, and the centerpiece of the city's plan to revitalize the area is the Bates Mill project. The 10-building complex was obtaine by the city in 1992 through foreclosure. Demand for commercial space in the mill exceeds the city's ability to provide it, because the complex still needs major structural reinforcement. The current tenants of the mill, which include People's Heritage Bank and 24 other businesses, believe the city is moving too slowly and want a private owner to buy the complex, something the city is also seeking. the city council is working on the wording for a referendum that would decide the future direction and scope of the project. With details on how the success of the project could aid the economy of Lewiston, where poverty rates in the neighborhoods surrounding the downtown range from 35 to 47 percent. With related editorial.
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Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "The gateway to Lewiston is the run-down Lisbon/Canal Street Corridor, and the c" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3158.
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