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A Community Trifecta

Live. Work. Play. These three words have held such important meaning to us over the last several years as we’ve mapped out our vision for The Downs. When we looked [...]
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Welcome Home!

This July we welcomed our first residents to move into The Downs. The first phase of development is nearly sold out – all 48 apartments are rented and all 30 [...]
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Construction is underway on the Innovation District- Lots are going fast!

In late July, the $100M mixed- use business park at The Downs received planning board approval and already a dozen lots are under contract. The Innovation District [...]
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Maine’s most exciting new development is making headlines.

Planning board approves new business park at Scarborough Downs

Planning board approves new business park at Scarborough Downs

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Planning board approves new business park at Scarborough Downs

Planning board approves new business park at Scarborough Downs

The developers say 10 of the 54 lots are already reserved, and more than 40 potential buyers expressed interest in the remaining lots, in what’s dubbed “The [...]
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The Downs Phase II is underway

The Downs Phase II is underway

Construction of the residential zone at The Downs is well underway, with some residents moving into apartments on Friday, July 26. Other units will see occupancy [...]
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Scarborough planners approve business park at The Downs

Scarborough planners approve business park at The Downs

An architect’s rendering of a building proposed for Scorebuilders, a Scarborough company that plans to move into the Innovation District at The Downs. [...]
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Plans unveiled for sports complex at Scarborough Downs redevelopment

Plans unveiled for sports complex at Scarborough Downs redevelopment

ESG Associates Inc., a Bedford, Mass.-based company specialized in recreational developments, is looking to Scarborough Downs for its next venture. Crossroads [...]
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Bay State company agrees to design sports complex at Scarborough Downs

Bay State company agrees to design sports complex at Scarborough Downs

A sports complex is under consideration in Scarborough at the Downs. SCARBOROUGH — A Massachusetts company has signed an agreement to design a sports complex for a [...]
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Company eyes adding sports complex to 500-acre Scarborough Downs project

Company eyes adding sports complex to 500-acre Scarborough Downs project

An artist rendering of what a portion of the 500-acre Scarborough Downs property would look like after a proposed redevelopment project. The team developing the [...]
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Two-thirds of Scarborough Downs homes already sold

Two-thirds of Scarborough Downs homes already sold

Single-family one- and two-bedroom homes at the new Scarborough Downs development are selling quickly. by Laurie Schreiber Twenty-three of 30 planned single-family [...]
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Scarborough Downs developers report brisk single-family home sales

Scarborough Downs developers report brisk single-family home sales

The three-bedroom houses are priced between $310,000 and $385,000 to meet growing demand for affordable homes in the area, developers said. SCARBOROUGH — When the [...]
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Scarborough Downs developer lays out vision for mixed-use neighborhood to 'live, work and play'

Scarborough Downs developer lays out vision for mixed-use neighborhood to ‘live, work and play’

Rocco ‘Roccy’ Risbara III at Scarborough Downs, where he and his partners envision a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial uses. by Renee [...]
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Apartment complex at Scarborough Downs approved

Apartment complex at Scarborough Downs approved

Developers plan to build housing, retail businesses and a town center at the 500-acre Scarborough Downs site, seen here with Route 1 at the bottom. The Scarborough [...]
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Local brothers aim to redevelop Scarborough Downs property despite opposition

Local brothers aim to redevelop Scarborough Downs property despite opposition

This rendering shows developers’ vision for a village center as part of the Scarborough Downs redevelopment. But they say achieving it will require a 30-year [...]
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Public hearing on Scarborough Downs TIF set for November

SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday set a November public hearing on a proposed tax break for developers of the proposed Scarborough Downs project. The town [...]
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Downs TIF details released

The long-anticipated numbers are in, and the public has been encouraged to ask questions, but Scarborough residents will have to do their math quickly as town [...]
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Scarborough residents weigh in on tax breaks for new Scarborough Downs development

Scarborough residents weigh in on tax breaks for new Scarborough Downs development

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Scarborough residents weighing in on plans to redevelop Scarborough Downs into a new downtown area. A tentative plan was reached Wednesday night [...]
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Scarborough, developers agree to terms for Downs project

SCARBOROUGH — The town and the developers hoping to overhaul Scarborough Downs have tentatively agreed on a tax increment financing package that could produce tax [...]
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Scarborough considers tax break to develop village center at the Downs

Scarborough considers tax break to develop village center at the Downs

Foot traffic is light in the lower grandstand at Scarborough Downs during a live racing card in November. Scarborough town officials are considering a proposed [...]
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Developer: Plan for Scarborough Downs property fits with town’s vision, discussed widely with public

Developer: Plan for Scarborough Downs property fits with town’s vision, discussed widely with public

SCARBOROUGH — My family and our extended team are second-generation Scarborough residents, developers and business owners who have been actively involved in the [...]
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Scarborough Downs developer defends proposal for tax break

SCARBOROUGH — Developer Rocco Risbara III this week responded to criticism of his proposal to create a financial partnership with the town for redevelopment of [...]
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Planners endorse proposal for housing at Scarborough Downs

Planners endorse proposal for housing at Scarborough Downs

SCARBOROUGH — The first housing development at Scarborough Downs has been granted preliminary approval by the Planning Board, two months after a master plan for the [...]
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Zoning amendments push Scarborough Downs project forward

SCARBOROUGH — Amendments that include accommodations for manufacturing and industrial space at Scarborough Downs have been referred to the Planning Board. The Town [...]
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Scarborough Downs mixed-use plan approved

The Scarborough Planning Board approved a master plan for the 500-acre Scarborough Downs property for a mixed-use community with housing, retail and green space. The [...]
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Master plan for first phase of Scarborough Downs development wins approval | Builder Magazine | Master Planned Communities, Single Family, Condominium, Development, new developments, Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME, Maine

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New owners of Scarborough Downs plan $20M in infrastructure upgrades

New owners of Scarborough Downs plan $20M in infrastructure upgrades

Scarborough Downs, one of southern Maine’s largest parcels of centrally located undeveloped land, has been purchased for $6.7 million by two Scarborough [...]
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Plan for phase 1 of Scarborough Downs development wins approval

Plan for phase 1 of Scarborough Downs development wins approval

The first phase of Scarborough’s Crossroads Planned Development District calls for a 30-lot single-family subdivision, 24 garden condominiums, 24 duplex [...]
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Scarborough Downs sold, paving way for redevelopment

Scarborough Downs sold, paving way for redevelopment

Kevin Switzer (front) drives Mizuno around the track during racing action in 2015 at Scarborough Downs. The sale of the struggling harness racetrack Scarborough [...]
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Downs sale is imminent

Downs sale is imminent

Scarborough Downs could soon be under the new ownership of Crossroads Holdings LLC, a partnership of the Risbara and Michaud families, but harness racing will still [...]
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Scarborough Downs buyers hope to create ‘community within a community’

SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs will host harness racing for at least two more years while the soon-to-be new owners of the property solidify their plans. The [...]
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Scarborough Downs being sold

Scarborough Downs being sold

Scarborough Downs is being sold, with renewed plans in the works to develop the land around the track. (WGME) SCARBOROUGH (WGME) – Scarborough Downs is being sold, [...]
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Scarborough Downs’ potential new owners envision town center, active racetrack

Scarborough Downs’ potential new owners envision town center, active racetrack

Rocco Risbara III, a member of the locally based group that is under contract to buy the Scarborough Downs racetrack and property, said, “We love this town [...]
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Crossroads moves into Phase 2

Crossroads moves into Phase 2

Scarborough Library Director Nancy Crowell, right front, logs questions while Assistant Town Manager Larissa Crockett provides answers during a Sept. 24 workshop, [...]
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