Mixed-use buildings and neighborhoods are hallmarks of successful Main Streets and downtowns, and of the “smart growth” philosophy. By mixing housing, jobs, retail services, and public amenities like parks and community centers on one site, mixed-use neighborhoods allow residents and workers to spend less time in transit, and more time interacting with their families, coworkers, and neighbors.
A successful mixed-use community has vibrant streets and sidewalks, with a variety of businesses and housing types that serve a broad diversity of workers and households. By building mixed-use developments, Developers Collaborative aims to contribute to the surrounding community's vitality and quality of life.
The members of Developers Collaborative are leaders in creating vibrant mixed-use communities. Browse through these examples and please contact us if you're interested in seeing this style of development in your community.
BRICK HILL Brick Hill occupies the former site of the Maine Youth Center, a juvenile corrections facility, in South Portland, Maine.
THOMASTON GREEN Thomaston Green is a collaborative redevelopment concept planned for the former site of the Maine State Prison in downtown Thomaston.