How Can Wells Grow and Protect Depot Brook? (2007) describes an EPA-NOAA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance for Coastal Communities project in Wells, Maine.
Maine Sea Grant worked with the town of Wells to implement a community-supported initiative to protect the ecological integrity of a local trout stream, Depot Brook, while allowing growth and development in a proposed gateway area. The town requested assistance to find options for developing and redeveloping the Route 109 Gateway Corridor, which includes a portion of the Depot Brook riparian corridor.
The consultant team led a workshop that gathered input from Wells' residents to develop potential redevelopment designs. The team explored:
- Stormwater management strategies that could be incorporated into different building types and land uses.
- Transportation and parking strategies that could help improve traffic flow and provide more transportation options.
- Possible building and land use designs for the Route 109 corridor and Wells Corner central area.
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- How Can Wells Grow and Protect Depot Brook? (PDF)(49 pp, 3 MB)
- How Can Wells Grow and Protect Depot Brook Appendices (PDF)(21 pp, 2 MB)