MACHIAS – Almost a year ago, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and town officials bought land on Main Street where the Seagull Motel used to be.
The property was given to the town. Town Manager Christina Therrien said the building was torn down in mid-August because it was old and flooded many times.
Town officials are working toward flood protection along the river as well as making Main Street more desirable for people in the town.
The town manager said that the community now is looking forward to the future of the riverfront.
“It is opened up but we have been looking at it and discussing future landscaping and clearing it up and, you know, doing some fine-tuning of the site so that it’s really enjoyable for people,” Therrien said.
Therrien said taking the building down opened the area up to the river. If Machias wins approval for a river walk, it would run behind the property.