WORUMBO REDEVELOPMENT VISIONING
LISBON FALLS, ME
The site at Worumbo offers a beautiful view of the Androscoggin River and the Falls where the Worumbo Mill once stood. In addition to the opportunity for a park and green space for residents and visitors, this jewel of Lisbon could very well be the best opportunity for growth that Lisbon has seen in many years.
Four Redevelopment Options for Further Consideration
On January 19th, the Lisbon Development Committee gathered input from Committee members, Town residents, and representatives of Positive Change Lisbon and Save the View on four conceptual redevelopment options for the former Worumbo Mill site offered by the Town's consultant, The Chesapeake Group, based on findings from the Lisbon Market Study (to review the Market Study findings in detail, visit Market Conditions).
Based on input and feedback, four options are offered below. For additional detail on each option, visit Visioning Overview.
Each Option will include greenspace and parking acreage, the “synergy” of the option (does it fit with the character and needs of the Town of Lisbon?), economic and tax impacts, the probability of Developer interest in such a project, and notes about the option.
Every option will require upgrades to the adjacent public infrastructure, as well. TIF revenues could help those much-needed improvements both at Worumbo and in the surrounding village area and could help provide matching funds for additional grant money for the area.
The options are:
Residential Housing with Public Riverside Park
Residential Housing with Restaurant(s) and Riverside Park
Boutique Business Opportunities and Riverside Park