Colby College seeking Waterville’s approval for student complex

WATERVILLE — The Planning Board on March 6 will consider preliminary and final plans for a proposed $25 million Colby College downtown student residential complex on part of The Concourse that will include a retail use on the ground floor.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the council chamber at The Center at 93 Main St.


Colby officials have said they want to break ground on the project this spring and have the five-story building, which would consist of about 100,000 square feet, ready for occupancy in the fall of 2018.

The 200 students living in the building would be part of a special curriculum involving civic engagement, and the building design will reflect that college-community interaction.

The corner of the building at Main and Appleton streets will include a large, glassed-in community forum that may be

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