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Scarborough homeowners see tax advantages because of the Downs development 

Five years in, the developers of the former Scarborough Downs racetrack have completed $178.5 million in residential and commercial projects that already have generated enough new property taxes to significantly reduce the tax burden on the town’s homeowners.

We can create housing while protecting what we love about Maine.

Jeff Levine: The best way to address this development pattern is to plan more homes in our traditional downtowns, as well as in newly designated areas that will become new downtowns. Communities should be proactive in their responses to the housing challenge, outlining the way in which they want to legalize the types of housing that Mainers used to live in.

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