Congress Street Improvement Project

Project Summary:

The City of Belfast is proposing a comprehensive infrastructure improvement project for the section of Congress Street that is located between Grove Street and Booth Drive, consisting of installing approximately: 1,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer line; 3,000 linear feet of in-ground storm drains; 24 catch basins; 2,400 linear feet of sidewalks; 4,000 linear feet of curbing; and 2 pedestrian crossings.

The current estimated cost for this proposed project is $3,020,000. Project costs are anticipated to be covered by a combination of $1,000,000 already awarded by the Northern Border Regional Commission Catalyst Program, a $990,000 Community Development Block Grant Public Infrastructure Program Grant for which the City of Belfast is currently preparing an application, and revenues generated by the 115 Congress Street Affordable Housing Development and Tax Increment Financing Distrct.

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Project-Related Meetings:

As a requirement for applying for a Community Development Block Grant Public Infrastructure Program Grant, the City of Belfast must hold a duly authorized public hearing during the application process with a minimum of 10 days prior notice; at this public hearing public comments are solicited and submitted as part of the application. The following is the published notice for that public hearing, which will run in February 8th, 2024 print edition of The Republican Journal:

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

THE CITY OF BELFAST

The City of Belfast will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, as part of its regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which begins at 7:00 pm on that date, at Belfast City Hall, 131 Church Street, Belfast, Maine, to discuss an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for a Public Infrastructure Program Grant. The purpose of the grant application is to fund infrastructure improvements for the section of Congress Street that is located between Grove Street and Booth Drive. Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the application. All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the grant application are invited to attend this Public Hearing. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Thomas Kittredge, Economic Development Director for the City of Belfast, Belfast City Hall, 131 Church Street, Belfast Maine, 04915; or via email to: economicdevelopment@cityofbelfast.org at any time prior to the Public Hearing. TDD/TTY users may call 711. If you are physically unable to access any of the City of Belfast’s programs or services, please contact Thomas Kittredge at (207) 338-3370, extension 116, so that accommodations can be made.

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City of Belfast, Maine

Project Comments or Questions:

If one has comments or questions regarding this infrastructure project, please contact City of Belfast Economic Development Director Thomas Kittredge via mail at: City of Belfast, Belfast City Hall, 131 Church Street, Belfast, Maine 04915, via email at: economicdevelopment@cityofbelfast.org, or via phone at (207) 338-3370, extension 116. The City of Belfast would prefer to receive comments or questions prior to the abovementioned February 20th, 2024 public hearing, but they will be accepted and reviewed at any time after that as well.