Downtown Design Week

Black and white picture of downtown Freeport with text saying "Downtown Design Week February 3 to 7, 2022"
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 (All day) to Monday, February 7, 2022 (All day)

We need your help to shape the future of Downtown Freeport. Building on the work of the Early Action Plan, we will be creating a long-term plan for Downtown over the next several months. Please mark your calendars for the Downtown Design Week on February 3 to 7, 2022. This five-day planning event will include several workshops and focus group meetings. The planning team will be working from a temporary pop-up design studio that week that will be open to the public by appointment. The goal is to make it easy for all to participate in creating this plan for Downtown!

Note: Kickoff and Closing Workshops are hybrid events. Topic sessions are virtual-only. Due to the number of interested participants in the topic sessions and logistical challenges of hybrid events and precautions to gather indoors due to Covid, we are going to pivot to virtual-only topic sessions. We are still encouraging participants to come to the studio by appointment for in-person meetings with the project team. To book a one-on-one appointment with a member of the Principle team click here

For a schedule of events click here.

To register for Downtown Design Week, click here.

For the Downtown Design Workbook click here.

To view the Miro board and share your ideas click here.

Topic Session: Arts & Culture: Growing Freeport’s Creative Economy Friday, Feb 4 from 11AM-12PM (Virtual):

Topic Session: Economic, Environmental, & Social Sustainability Downtown Friday, Feb 4 from 1PM-2PM (Virtual):

Topic Session: New England Village Character & Housing Downtown Saturday, Feb 5 from 9-10AM (Virtual):

Topic Session: Embrace the Outdoors: Open Spaces & Natural Resources Saturday, Feb 5 from 11AM-12PM (Virtual):

Topic Session: Design Guidelines, Zoning, and Regulations Saturday, Feb 5 from 1PM-2PM (Virtual):

Planning Open House Saturday, Feb 5 from 3PM-5PM (Hybrid):  (in-person on the Lawn at Town Hall, 30 Main St)

Closing Workshop Monday, February 7 from 6PM-8PM (Hybrid): (In-person at Freeport Performing Arts center - 30 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032)