MILLINOCKET – Millinocket is one of three communities nationwide selected for a multi-day design program to help revitalize the downtown.
Local officials learned a couple of weeks ago that the town will receive a $10,000 stipend from the Citizen’s Institute for Rural Design to pay for a workshop next year during which architects and urban planners will come to work with locals.
The workshop will help town officials plan how to get the 60,000 people who drive past Penobscot Avenue on their way to Baxter State Park each year to stop by.
“I think if you have a more appealing Main Street you get more tourists to turn and come down instead of keep going straight, you know, right to Baxter State Park. There’s just a lot of advantages to having a nice Main Street,” said Town Manager John Davis.
Davis said that during the workshop, the town wants to plan how to get new benches, restrooms, park renovations and businesses, and how to make the downtown more handicapped accessible.