State approves plan for housing and business development in Moosehead Lake region
Maine officials have approved a land use agreement that designates nearly 1,040 acres in the Moosehead Lake region as areas for future housing and commercial development.
During its meeting Wednesday, the Land Use Planning Commission voted unanimously to accept the plan developed by staff over the last two years, plus feedback from residents, businesses and organizations.
The commission’s approval of the plan, called the Moosehead Regional Planning Project, marks a big moment for an area let down when the controversial Plum Creek plan was terminated in 2020. Supporters believe the plan balances conservation and economic opportunities. It could bring a much-needed economic boost to the area, though much work remains ahead.
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