WISDOM: “You can’t build something with 200 years of history.”

   This long-time Saco Island resident is pretty excited about all the new hustle and bustle!

This long-time Saco Island resident is pretty excited about all the new hustle and bustle!

Eloquent words indeed. In one year there’s been more progress in downtown Biddeford-Saco than in the entire previous decade before that. Alisa Bearov Landrum has been an eyewitness to all of it. She lives in Virginia for a significant part of the year, but she and her husband also own a condo at Saco Island. They’re part of the Island Terrace Owners Association. They bought their condo in 1999, and Alisa has proven herself to be a strong supporter of downtown Biddeford-Saco ever since, waiting very patiently for the rose to bloom. In the last year, thanks to progressive moves by leadership in both cities, things are really starting to heat up on Saco Island and in downtown Biddeford-Saco in general. Alisa has certainly noticed.

“The Island itself is a lot more animated now,” she said in a recent chat with our marketing director Conor Beliveau.

Saco Island is a mixed use redevelopment project, with residential and commercial real estate coming together on this unique southern Maine island with its very own Amtrak train station. It’s about VIBRANCY. See what Alisa has to say about the new energy --- she’s certainly an eloquent spokeswoman for the attractions of remarkable urban living.