Redevelopment Plans for the Former Moosehead Manufacturing Building 

Redevelopment plans for the former Moosehead Manufacturing Building in Dover-Foxcroft are being put in motion.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the community could not be happier.”We’re just trying to create jobs, hopefully locate some businesses at the site.”The Pine Crest Business Park Board of Directors has accepted ownership of the the former Moosehead Manufacturing Building.”In some cases, there are funding opportunities available to non-profit development corporations that we wouldn’t have to access to, so we want to work with them in that regard.”As the owners, Pine Crest is eligible to apply for a $250,000 profit grant from the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program.Money that can help the redevelopment process begin.It’s something Dover-Foxcroft Town Manager Jack Clukey says is important to the community.”As you come in from Route 7, it’s the first thing you see when you come into town and we kind of call it the gateway of the community. It’s right in our downtown. It’s really important that if we could get some business activity going there it will help the rest of the businesses.”Donna Cleary, Manager of Mr. Paperback, says that business is needed.”We’ve noticed the difference, the change. Just the lack of jobs for people.”Cleary says it will also help the community.” It’s vital I think. We definitely need it and I’m hoping to see all kinds of action over there.”Sherry French lives in Guilford, but works in Dover-Foxcroft.She’s happy with the decision to redevelop the building.”I am really thrilled that somebody is taking it over and going to have great ideas I know, and make something of that building because we can’t lose anymore. We need people to come and things here for people to come and see.”Clukey says they’ve explored several ideas as to what could go into the building.”We hope to see a mix of uses. It could be some retail space, could be some business office space in parts of the building. It could be housing in parts of the building.”Clukey says it will be a long process, but one they plan to follow through with.