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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
RKG Associates, Inc. (RKG) and Woodburn and Associates were retained to assist the Town of Oakland, Maine, in preparing design alternatives and a marketing plan for redeveloping and rejuvenating its downtown commercial district.(1) To this end demographic and economic characteristics of the Oakland market area(2) have been researched, an inventory of downtown properties has been developed, community input has been garnered from a variety of sources and via a variety of means and visual design alternatives have been completed. This report presents the key findings of this research, resulting recommendations (with an overview of potential costs associated with those recommendations) and a proposed action/implementation plan.


1. Including properties along both sides of Main Street as it runs from the intersection with Kennedy Memorial Drive through the downtown to a point just south of the intersection of Oak, Church and Center Streets.

2. Consisting of the Towns of Oakland, Belgrade, Sidney and Rome in Kennebec County and Smithfield in Somerset County.

Downtown Revitalization Menu

Executive Summary
A. Key Findings
B. Recommended Plan
1. Marketing
2. Management
3. Streetscape
4. Municipal Parking
5. Gateways
6. Town Common and Walking Park
7. Facade Improvements
8. Funding Sources
9. Implementation Plan

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