The Colket Center on West Street in Bar Harbor. The Maine Seacoast Mission will move from the Colket Center to a building to be constructed in Northeast Harbor. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Seacoast Mission moving to NEH



MOUNT DESERT — The Maine Seacoast Mission plans to move its administrative offices to a new building in Northeast Harbor that will be built and owned by Mount Desert 365, the nonprofit organization created to promote economic revitalization.

The mission announced last year that it intended to sell the Colket Center, its headquarters on West Street in Bar Harbor, and would be looking for a place to move.

Mount Desert 365 announced in December that it had acquired four commercial properties in downtown Northeast Harbor, including the quarter-acre lot on Old Firehouse Lane with a main house and two cottages. Those structures will be torn down to make way for a multistory building with professional offices and residential apartments. The mission will occupy the first floor.

The site overlooks the Northeast Harbor Marina, the homeport of the mission’s vessel, Sunbeam.

“This is truly a winning arrangement for all of us,” said Mount Desert 365 Executive Director Kathy Miller.

She said the mission and Mount Desert 365 will work together to select an architect for the new building.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. dbroom@mdislander.com
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