Community Development





Located at the old railroad station – Station 98
2 Kilton Lane
Machias ME 04654



Meetings at Bluebird Ranch Restaurant (Tuesdays 5:30p.m.)
78 Main Street
Machias,  ME 04654

Effective downtown revitalization efforts require the energy, leadership, vision and passion of an organized, engaged and diverse group of downtown supporters. The Town is fortunate to have such a group that meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7 am at Bluebird Ranch Restaurant.

Sub-committees of Down  Town Revitalization  Committee

Green Space

The Town of Machias is a Maine Down Town Network Community

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Located at:

42 Court Street
Machias,  ME 04654

Masonic Hall

Chartered on 10/15/1858 by the Grand Lodge of Maine
Meetings 1st Monday monthly @ 7:00pm
Located at :
10 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654

Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world to which both women and men can belong. The Order has over one million members belonging to over 7,500 chapters worldwide.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ struggle for independence.  A non-profit group, they work to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The organization’s membership is limited to direct lineal descendants of soldiers or others of the Revolutionary period who aided the cause of independence; applicants must have reached 18 years of age and are reviewed at the chapter level for admission. It currently has approximately 180,000 members in the United States and in several other countries. Its motto is “God, Home, and Country.”

Machias Waterfront Resilience and Renewal

The Town of Machias is working with the Washington County Council of Governments (WCOG), UMM-GIS Service Center,  and the Engineering firm of Baker Design Consultants to analyze flood data, economic and eco system due to flooding and to develop conceptual designs plus cost estimates for building flood protection along the Machias downtown waterfront.  The designs will include design criteria such as structure heights and alignment based on up-to-date flood hazard information and sea level rise projections, estimated costs for final designs and construction, and a plan for next steps including require site investigations and identification of permitting requirements and regulator obstacles (though no permitting is included in the scope of this project). In addition, to the conceptual design work the Town of Machias seeks to quantify the economic impacts of various flooding scenarios.  The UMM-GIS Service Center has already digitized buildings vulnerable to flooding and continues to assemble a model to quantify economic impact of flood scenarios, assuming total loss of building value.  The Town of Machias will integrate resilience planning with downtown revitalization efforts.  The Washington County Council of Governments will develop a plan that coordinates previous downtown revitalization efforts with historic waterfront use and the latest information in climate resilience.

For specific details please see below:
Machias Waterfront Resilience and Renewal Indepth Project Proposal
Coastal Grant Program
Ransom Memo
Machias Downtown Report
Machias Pollution Control Facility – Proposed Site Plan
Machias Pollution Control Facility – Proposed Outfall Sewer Plan