Biddeford-Saco Downtowns

Purpose: To set a framework for a travel demand strategy for their joint mill district.

Status: Study began in 2013. Completion scheduled for the summer of 2014.

Budget: $43,000

Bidd Saco downtowns

Scope: The study is developing a unique and revolutionary approach to addressing multi-community transportation issues and economic development. The two communities, with two downtowns and Mill Districts which function as one, will proactively get out ahead of redevelopment pressures and address the transportation system comprehensively. It sets the stage for future economic growth by identifying what infrastructure improvements are needed to support growth, what investment opportunities exist in transit, bicycle, and pedestrian modes of travel. The plan will set the framework for a joint travel demand strategy for each community, and establish cost estimates for all implementation strategies. By developing cost estimates for all strategies, the study will establish the framework for a joint Biddeford-Saco impact fee system which will enable the communities to finance needed improvements in an effective and efficient manner as development occurs.