BANGOR — On Friday, March 11 the Bangor Livable Communities Committee will review the plans for renovations for the first floor of Bangor City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.  It will be at 11 a.m. and on Zoom,

The design team from CWS Architects will present the plan to attendees.

The purpose of the presentation is to hear from the users of City Hall – residents, business owners and partners who come into the building to do business. It may have been awhile since City Hall customers have come into the building, but the intent is to ensure renovations will help people receive the services they need efficiently. The reason for the renovations, in part, is to improve customer service for residents.

The renovations are funded through a bond that the city voters approved in 2019.

The Bangor Livable Communities Committee is a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities Network. The Committee produced a Livable Communities Action Plan in 2018 and is available on the City’s website. Current work of the Committee includes projects using AARP’s eight domains of a livable community: Outdoor Spaces & Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Work and Civic Engagement, Communication & Information, and, Community & Health Services. Every month, the Committee hosts a speaker on one of the eight domains to raise awareness and engage the community in potential related projects. The committee meetings are open to the public. 

Staff in the City’s Planning Division and Public Health & Community Services Department host monthly meetings and provide support for the Committee. University of Maine’s Center on Aging is an active partner in the Committee’s activities along with representatives from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Penquis, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bicycle Coalition of Maine, U.S. Sen. King’s office, and private citizens. Bangor resident Karen Campbell, an AARP Fellow and BLCC member, provides additional support by coordinating activities for the Committee.