Posted by Bowen Depke
Rocco Risbara (left) of Risbara Bros., and Dan Bacon (right), Project Manager of Gorrill Palmer Planning.
The Downs is a new and exciting mixed-use development in Scarborough, Maine. Located in the heart of the community, The Downs surrounds the historic Scarborough Downs harness racing track and will become home to a modern town center with supporting residential and commercial elements. The 500-acre mixed-use development will create numerous recreational opportunities and will include walking paths throughout 500 acres of preserved green space. Tree-lined streets will connect the planned community, which will seamlessly balance recreation, retail, residential, and commercial development. Together, all elements will create the premier place to live, work and play. The Downs development will bring new-found vitality to the center of town and launch Scarborough forward into its next chapter. Phase I broke ground in October 2018.
Pools, ice rinks, indoor and outdoor fields, a community meeting space – just a few of the possibilities coming to Scarborough’s newest athletic complex. Edge Sports Group, a company that specializes in recreational and athletic projects, has signed an agreement to be The Down’s first non-residential development. ESG is conducting a feasibility study to determine what amenities will be included within the Scarborough facility. Construction will begin this summer and the complex will open in Spring of 2021. If you’d like to weigh in on what you’d like to see at The Downs athletic complex, visit
Phase II is in process and advancing……for up-to-date information, visit: