Centers of Opportunity

The interactive map below shows Centers of Opportunity in the PACTS area and is organized by type of center (i.e., convenience center, downtown, neighborhood center, etc.)

In 2013, the Sustain Southern Maine (SSM) initiative identified over 150 potential “Centers of Opportunity” throughout the southern Maine region. Centers of Opportunity are areas that have potential to be highly competitive for the next generation of job and housing growth in southern Maine. It is hoped the right mix of housing and development could help revitalize these pre-existing centers, spur economic growth and stability in the region, and protect the rural landscape and character from over-development.