Pearl Point Park

View from C

Final Downtown Development Commission Survey - January 2022

In December 2019, Biddeford City Council approved funding to develop a concept plan for Pearl Point Park. The Park is part of the redevelopment of the MERC site, which also includes a new parking garage and new commercial and residential space. After engaging the community in a public planning process for the park in 2020-21, the Downtown Development Commission is conducting a final survey to collect feedback on the future use of the Park. This survey will be available until Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.

Background on Public Planning Process

In fall 2020, the Downtown Development Commission facilitated a public meeting and online survey to gather feedback on three proposed designs for the City’s new park that will be located at the end of Pearl Street along the Saco River. The common sentiments for more green space and less hardscape were incorporated into revised designs. The latest proposed designs of the park feature a flexible performance space that can be adapted for other uses when there are no performances taking place.

Design Overview

Watch the presentation from Richardson & Associates below, given on October 27, 2020, to learn more about proposed site designs.

Intro and Site Overview: 0:00 - 14:25

Option 1 Details: 14:25 - 24:35

Option 2 Details: 24:35 - 33:40

Option 3 Details: 33:40 - 41:40

Virtual Site Tour

The letters on the site maps correspond with the letters in the photos in the slideshow of site photos below. The panorama at the top of the page shows the view from Location C.

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