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Proposal could create ‘retail hubs,’ sprawl in Maine woods

Officials who oversee development in the state’s Unorganized Territory were urged Wednesday to not make rule changes that critics say could create sprawl in the Maine woods and undermine development in northern municipalities.

Approximately 100 people attended a public hearing Wednesday in Brewer by the Land Use Planning Commission to solicit comment on a proposal that would change the commission’s development restrictions in the state’s Unorganized Territory, which comprises more than 10 million acres of land, mostly woods, that lie outside the boundaries of Maine’s cities and towns.

To read the rest of “Proposal could create ‘retail hubs,’ sprawl in Maine woods,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Bill Trotter, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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