Downtown Revitalization


UPDATE: Thursday, January 5, 2017: Learn more about the revitalization of Waterville by watching an interview of Mayor Nick Isgro on the show 207 which aired on WCSH 6, Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Click on the image below to view the video.


final-report-imageUPDATE: Thursday, January 5, 2017:

The final version of the Downtown Traffic Study is now available. Click on the links below to view/print the study. Please note: Due to the large size of this file, the report’s appendices are listed separately below.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016: In spite of yesterday’s inclement weather, the Council Chambers were filled to capacity for the Public Meeting regarding Downtown Planning/Traffic. For those who were unable to attend, please see the article in today’s Morning Sentinel: This article provides a summary of the meeting as well as images of the proposed downtown redesign documents. On or about December 16th, a final copy of the traffic study from Gorrill Palmer will be available here on our web site.

Results of year long traffic and parking study aired before more than 100 in City Council chambers.

public meeting was held on  Monday, June 6, at 7:00pm at the Hathaway Creative Center to summarize prior meetings held over the past few months regarding plans, ideas and hopes for downtown revitalization.  An effort was made to focus on certain key themes which came about during the planning process. Although this was not the final meeting scheduled to review parking and traffic ideas, there was some discussion on this topic also. Facebook event link: here to view a videotaping of this meeting.______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Waterville’s Downtown Transformation – Partnering for Our Future

Members of the community from all sectors of the city have joined together to make catalytic investments and revitalize a beautiful, historic downtown. To learn more, visit:


On Tuesday, Oct. 18 the downtown hosted a Harvest on the Square event, a celebration of community and the arts, held in Castonguay Square. During this event, the Harold Alfond Foundation and Colby College officials announced they will infuse $20 million into projects to launch what will eventually become “tens of millions of dollars more” in downtown investments. Read all about it in the Morning Sentinel at: