2 housing projects in pipeline for Cumberland

The Associated Press
Posted Sept. 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.

CUMBERLAND, Maine — Two major housing projects are being proposed for the Maine town of Cumberland, which are promising affordable housing for hundreds of residents.

The residences also will provide homes for some of the 150 elderly people on the town’s waiting list for places to live.

Town officials say the 59-lot Village Green proposal is the largest of its kind in Cumberland in more than 20 years.

The Portland Press Herald said the Cumberland Town Council is to approve Monday a long-term lease with developer Bateman Partners that will allow the firm to convert the recently vacated Drowne Road School into 38 handicapped-accessible apartments for the elderly.

On Sept. 20, the planning board will vote on the Village Green proposal, which includes 36 single-family homes and 11 duplexes.

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