"Cover Story" piece on Bangor, a city that is seeing a resurgence of residential
"Cover Story" piece on Bangor, a city that is seeing a resurgence of residential life downtown, even though some of its larger buildings still stand hauntingly empty. According to local officials, there are 388 units of residential space housing an estimated 600 people downtown, of whom 150 have moved into the downtown area since 1996. That's still only a small fraction of Bangor's 33,000 residents, but it is growing. The former Freese's department store, vacant for nearly 20 years, will open this month with 39 assisted-living units. Other downtown property owners, including Bob Kelly, owner of House Revivers and a local developer, are using federal money from the Housing and Urban Development program to help prepare downtown properties for residential use. With related articles analyzing the shift to downtown living in Bangor, and the former Freese department store, which will soon provide 39 new assisted-living residential units.
Bangor, Downtown Bangor
Curl, Aimee L., ""Cover Story" piece on Bangor, a city that is seeing a resurgence of residential" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4144.