BDN reports UMaine engineering students help plan Orrington business park

The Bangor Daily News reported a group of University of Maine engineering students helped plan a business park in Orrington for their senior capstone project. According to the article, Orrington has been waiting more than 10 years to develop an industrial park along the Penobscot River, where companies produced paper-making chemicals for decades. The Riverfront Industrial Park has been in progress since the Maine Department of Environmental Protection approved the town’s request in March 2018. The park could host offices, manufacturing businesses, greenhouses or other enterprises, the article states. Students Brody Campbell, James Costigan, Morgan Cram, Andrew Kurmin and Sean Mackintosh’s presentation for town officials covered what might be needed to develop the property, including an access road that would last 50 years, a stormwater drainage system, fire hydrants and a system for bringing water on site, as well as cost estimates. Town selectmen considered the students’ plan a “jumping-off point” for a blueprint to be finalized later this year, the BDN reported.