Mount Vernon, Maine Print
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Lead Agency: Town of Mount Vernon Board of Selectmen
Action Plan Download
Mount Vernon developed its action plan with the goal of providing more housing options for older adults and young families in a manner consistent with protecting the rural characteristics of the community. The plan emphasizes the town's large land base and its desire to grow its population, housing density and home-based and small businesses in a way that is favorable towards older adults.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor SpacesEncourage orderly growth and development in appropriate areas while protecting the community's rural character, making efficient use of public services, preventing development sprawl, limiting incompatible uses in rural areas and assuring that all landowners are treated equitably and fairly.
HousingCreate opportunities for more affordable and manageable housing for older adults and young families while continuing to preserve the rural character of the town.
Outdoor SpacesIdentify one or more abandoned roads to be developed and maintained as new trails, with the goal of linking these new trails into existing trail systems.