Local Nonprofits Join To Acquire Land For Housing And Conservation
Island Ad-Vantages|10/17/2019
Local Nonprofits Join To Acquire Land For Housing And Conservation
DEER ISLE—Island Workforce Housing and Island Heritage Trust recently announced their collaboration to acquire land on the Sunset Crossroad in Deer Isle.

This land is intended to be used for both workforce housing and land conservation. The approximately 40-acre parcel has 3,000 feet of frontage on Oliver’s Pond, a large body of fresh water, and freshwater wetlands with abundant birdlife that is relatively unknown to members of the community due to the lack of public access. The land is attractive to both nonprofit organizations for its natural beauty, size, location, and the opportunities it presents to support their respective missions, according to a news release.

Island Workforce Housing has sought a site for developing its first phase of workforce housing since completing its Strategic Plan earlier this year. IWH has already begun the process of organizing a team of architects and engineers to help plan this first phase and anticipates selecting a design firm later this month.


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