Design Committee

Co-chaired by Robert Abbey and Dawn Thistle, the Design Committee, also known as the Streetscape Team is involved with enhancing the physical appearance of downtown Gardiner including the rehabilitation of historic buildings, encouragement of supportive new construction, development of sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

Current Projects include:

  • Work with Waterfront Taskforce
  • Develop way-finding & signage recommendations
  • Oversee design of all marketing pieces
  • Public Art project

Past Projects have included:

  • Created voluntary design guidelines
  • Manage city’s $80,000 facade grant program
  • Sign inventory for future recommendations
  • Public Art project
  • Oversee design of all marketing pieces
  • Design organizational rack card for fund raising & volunteer recruitment
  • Manage mini-park renovation for the city
  • Window box decorating contest
  • Downtown Beautification Days
  • Planter Project

Get Involved!

We need your help to sustain the Gardiner Main Street initiatives… and invite you to join a committee, volunteer for events, or make a donation! For volunteer opportunities, email [email protected], or call 207.582.3100.

Download our Design Guidelines for Downtown Gardiner