Community Development encompasses the development of "quality of life" for City of Biddeford residents. It may include:
Projects can be as small as a corner park or as big as a city wide work force training program.
Community Development works in conjunction with Economic Development. Economic Development may at times focus on the larger picture of business attraction and retention, city economic climate, long range economic planning and partnerships with financial institutions and regional economic development projects.
With the success of the revitalization efforts in the South Street and Bacon Street neighborhoods, the City is expanding to assist other neighborhoods in the downtown core. The neighborhood Planning Committee has divided the core into seven neighborhoods. (See link below) Meetings to receive public input, requests and concerns most important to residents have been scheduled in each neighborhood. Please call the Community Development Office at 284-9105 for more information and to request a meeting in your neighborhood!
Community Development brings "the people's perspective" to the table to enhance development at the grassroots level as well as the community as a whole. This is why it is said that Community Development builds community "one step at a time".
If you need assistance in filling out the form please call for an appointment at 207-284-9105, ext. 169.