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Planning & Codes Projects

The Scarborough Planning and Codes Department oversees various development projects throughout the Town of Scarborough. See below for a list current projects that the Planning and Codes Department is involved in:
 

Scarborough downs development map
  • Planning

The Downs development project began in 2018 and is located at the geographic center of Scarborough at the site of the former Scarborough Downs harness racing track. Learn about the Town of Scarborough's ongoing involvement in the 525-acre project with the developers, Crossroad Holdings.

  • Downs
  • Growth
Comprehensive Plan
  • Planning

The Comprehensive Plan is a community-wide initiative outlining a vision for the future of Scarborough. The plan analyzes existing conditions and emerging trends, illustrates a plan for future development and conservation, provides the Town with strategies for sustainability, and steps for implementation. The most recent Comprehensive Plan was completed in June 2021.

  • Environment
  • Growth
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  • Public Works

The Downs development is a proposed multi-phase redevelopment that will eventually include all the Scarborough Downs property and generate over 2,000 peak hour traffic trips. Learn more about the significant infrastructure and transportation network improvements that will be occurring in the Town of Scarborough, and beyond, associated with the development at the Downs.

  • Downs
  • Growth
  • Infrastructure
Route 1 Corridor Study
  • Planning

The purpose of this study is to make the Route 1 corridor from Downtown Saco to Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough safe and accessible for all travel modes, including motor vehicles, transit users, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Making the corridor more accessible will stimulate economic development, reduce vehicle delay, and improve safety for all users.