About the Design Committee:
Get involved with one of Heart of Biddeford’s most “visible” committees. Whether you enjoy a park clean-up day, want to add some art to a public area, or are willing to put some elbow grease into one of our downtown businesses, this is the committee for you. Read below for more information about the committee as well as the new Adopt-a-Park program!
The Design Committee, led by Chair Holly Culloton, meets at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Heart of Biddeford, 205 Main Street.
Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere, created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, street furniture, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, conveys a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.
- Facade Improvement Program
- Merchandise Display and Design Workshop
- Design of Public Spaces
- Design Education
- Technical Assistance
The Adopt-a-Park program is an opportunity provided by the City of Biddeford and the Heart of Biddeford for local families, schools, clubs, businesses, organizations and associations to serve the community. For more information, check out this Adopt-a-Park brochure.
“Authentic Facades & Storefronts That Sell”
Presentation from the Revitalizing Maine Communities Conference, by Christopher Glass and Denis Lachman (PDF)
MURALS & URBAN ART