The proposed project is one of the largest residential housing development in the history of the City of Ellsworth. It is conveniently located between the Route 1 shopping district and Water Street. The project is a collaboration between the owners of the shopping center, the City of Ellsworth and Developers Collaborative. Ellsworth has experienced significant growth in recent years and the new community will help address the increasing demand for quality housing options.
Consistent with its smart growth orientation, Developers Collaborative placed the new community on land immediately behind a traditional shopping center. This goal of introducing residential living into a traditional “strip mall” is an important one for many communities seeking to reinvigorate and diversify traditional commercial strips. Equally important, the commercial development will provide a wide variety of shopping and services within walking distance of the new community. In summary, the new community will realize several important smart growth, community development and economic development goals for the City of Ellsworth.
The proposed project is a town home style rental housing community. The apartment buildings have a varying number of units (typically 4 to 8) to create diversity and neighborhood interest.