Friends of Midcoast Maine

Friends of Midcoast was a grassroots organization to help people develop an effective voice for the protection of our natural and cultural legacy, while planning for the healthy growth of our communities.  They helped communities identify and save what is valued, while promoting change in a way that serves us now and is sustainable for generations to come. The organziation closed in summer of 2016 but was part of many great intiatives, studies, and tools for planning and economic development in the region. We wanted to collect and post the work they have done concerning smart growth - many great resources!!!



Municipal Financing Tools Workshop - April 14, 2010

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning - April 2009

Midcoast Maine 2030 - Planning for our Future - Laurie Lachance - June 2008

What is a Conservation Commission? - January 30 2008

Maine Conservation Commissions - January 2008

Improving Public Participation - November 2007

Demographic Trends in the Midcoast - Fall 2007

Creating Prosperity and Quality Places - Can Newcomers and Natives Find Common Ground? - June 2007

Camden Areas Futures Group - February 2007

Damariscotta Size Cap Campaign - Jenny Mayher - June 2006

White Papers

Comments on Proposed Wiscasset Bypass - December 14 2007

Public Outreach Techniques - November 2007

The Future of Camden's Working Waterfront - August 2007

Is Your Town Farm Friendly? - August 2007

FMM Response to Brookings Institution Report - What We've Accomplished and Where We Go Next - June 2007 

Camden Waterfront Stakeholder Issues - Jack Kartez - Summer 2006

Comprehensive Plan Implementation Tools - January 2006

Making a Difference Award - October 2005 

Affordable Housing in Midcoast Maine - March 2005

Build Out Analysis - March 2005

Improving Public Participation for the Comprehensive Planning Process - March 2005

Patterns of Growth in the Midcoast Region - October 2003

Economic Impact of Locally Owned Businesses vs Chains - September 2003

Preserving Small Town Character and Protecting Open Space

The Sprawling Midcoast - 2002

Reference Documents

Heritage-Based Rural Development

Group Planning
Jane Lafleur, FMM Executive Director, Maine Biz March 24, 2008

Testimony in Support of an Act to Preserve Successful Historic Neighborhood Schools
Christopher Glass, President of the Board of Maine Preservation Feb 13, 2008

Protecting Local Scenic Resources
Robert F Faunce, Lincoln County Planning Office December 2007

Maine's Informed Growth Act - September 2007

Charting Maine's Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places
A Brookings Institution Report commissioned by Grow Smart Maine

Big Box Store Performance Standards - June 2006
Maine DOT

Maine's Homegrown Economy - May 2006
An Institute for Local Self Reliance Report commissioned by Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility

Impact of Proposed Wal-Mart on Damariscotta - March 2006
Institute for Local Self Reliance

Multi-Community Housing Assessment - July 2005

Building Aging Sensitive Communities - December 2001
Funders Network

Planning Tools

Midcoast Maine Transit Study April 2014

Rockland Walk Audit Final Report

Boothbay Harbor Walkability Audit - Oct 30, 2012

The Smart Math of Mixed Use Development

Walkability Community Workshop Report

The Dollars and Sense of Preserving
Community Character

Community Building Workshops
Final Report

The Community as Expert Video
Part One of a three part series

Measuring Your Place Video
Part Two

Community Building Tools and Strategies Video
Part Three

Where the Sidewalk Begins

Designing Health Communities

Community Building
and other Risky Behaviors

Building Community Workshops

Improving Public Engagement

Check the Document Archive for
additional resources

Protecting Local Scenic Resources-
December 2007

Improving Public Participation - 
November 2007

Public Outreach Techniques - 
November 2007

Comprehensive Plan Implementation Tools - January 2007

Preserving Small Town Character and Protecting Open Space

Community Institute Final Reports

Maine's Millennials: the Entrepreneurial Generation - Final Report

Farms, Food, and the Conservation Connection to Economically Healthy Communities - Final Report

Community Economics - Final Report

Downtowns and Locally Owned Businesses - Final Report

Multigenerational Communities, Aging in Place - Final Report

Streets, Places and People - Camden ME - Final Report

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Wiscasset, Maine 04578
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