ABATEMENT BEGINS ON MARBLE BLOCK

If you’ve noticed a dumpster on Franklin Street and guys in hard hats working at the Marble Block, that’s because we have begun work on remediation of environmental contamination as part of the building redevelopment. It’s a major step in the process of getting this building back on its feet. Credere Associates, LLC, of Westbrook, […]

CREDERE CHOSEN AS ABATEMENT FIRM

The EPA Brownfields Grant from Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission was awarded to Credere Associates in April 2015. Credere will act as general contractor for the cleanup of the first floor and basement of 129 Main Street, referred to as the Marble Block. Work will commence approximately July 20 and be completed in August/September.  

LUMINARIUM LIGHTS UP MARBLE BLOCK STREETSCAPE

  The Luminarium, a kinetic LED lighting installation at Marble Block at 129 Main Street, was created by artist Chris Clay of clayprojex, with funds from the Biddeford Ball earmarked to beautify the facade until renovations begin. Luminarium is visible at dusk daily until end of June. Stop by and take a peek or visit the website for […]

Marble Block Receives Facade Grant Funds

Thanks to a TIF-funded city facade grant program that serves to help private property owners improve their facades in the downtown district, progress was made on the Marble Block facade. Using donated funds from the 2014 Biddeford Ball and its own funds, Engine applied for and was approved for a $15,000 1:1 cash match. Given the […]

$200,000 BROWNFIELDS GRANT AWARDED FOR MARBLE BLOCK

In the fall of 2014, the Southern Maine Planning & Development Commission voted unanimously to grant $200,000 to the Marble Block Redevelopment Corporation, an entity of Engine, an arts organization, for the cleanup of hazardous materials in the Marble Block, a historic building at 129 Main Street in downtown Biddeford, Maine. As part of the […]

BIDDEFORD BALL RAISES $14,400 FOR THE MARBLE BLOCK

In August of 2014, the inaugural Biddeford Ball raised nearly $20,000 from the local community. The ball was conceived of by Roxi Suger, a fashion designer who opened a storefront on Alfred Street and a production facility in the Pepperell Mill Campus in 2014. Of the $20,000 raised through individual community members who attended or supported the […]