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Posted on: January 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Comment Period and Public Hearing


Planning and Development Department Notice of Public Hearing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Entitlement Program


Amendments to CDBG Year 5 Action Plan


Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 5:30 PM

City Hall Second Floor Conference Room & Zoom


30-Day Public Comment Period

Friday, January 20, 2023 to Saturday, February 18, 2023


Please be advised that there will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30 PM, for the purpose of obtaining citizen comment regarding amendments to the CDBG Year 5 Action Plan. This Public Hearing is pursuant to Biddeford’s participation in the program noted above.

There is also a Public Comment Period that is open from Friday, January 20, 2023 to Saturday, February 18, 2023.

The proposed amendment is to divert funds to two projects: 1) a sidewalk construction project on York St and Laconia St, serving affordable housing in the downtown and 2) lighting in Williams Court Park, a park and community garden located in a low- to moderate-income neighborhood. The sidewalk construction project would be funded at $500,000 and the lighting project would be funded at $2000.

The amended document can be viewed on the Community Development page or by clicking here

Provide input in writing by email to Abigail Smallwood (, Community Development Coordinator or mail to Biddeford Planning and Development, c/o Abigail Smallwood, PO Box 586, Biddeford, Maine 04005. Physical mail must be received by the final day of the comment period to be considered. Questions may also be answered through the same contact. You may also provide verbal comments at the Public Hearing or by calling Abigail Smallwood at 207-284-9115.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who need assistance participating in the Public Hearing should contact Abigail Smallwood at 207-284-9105. Those needing assistance due to language barriers may use the same contact or fill out this translation assistance form on the city website.

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