ORONO - In Orono, a former restaurant and bar, which has stood vacant for the past decade, will soon be home to a large medical facility.
Penobscot Valley Dermatology is looking to tear down the former Oronoka restaurant to construct it's new building.
A proposed tax increment financing plan was approved Monday night at the Orono Town Council meeting.
This will help allow a $2 million business investment, to start-up in the town.
"It has an important public purpose, and in this case that purpose is not only the jobs it will bring for opportunity for growth in this practice, but it will expense the demolishing the dilapidated property," Evan Richert, Planning Coordinator for Orono, says.
The over 9,000 square foot office building will house at least $300,000 worth of equipment and other personal property.
Demolition is expected to begin this month with construction slated to start this summer.
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