Downtown Orono

Things to Do

Downtown Plan


Orono's current Downtown Plan dates back to 1995 (PDF), with significant updates through 2011. The updates included a new market analysis (PDF) and a fresh look at facade improvements (PDF).

Investing In Downtown


Downtown Orono - with its mix of longstanding businesses and newcomers, college youth and senior citizens, riverfront and trails - is the dynamic core of Orono. It is a strong address for restaurants, businesses catering to a University market, and professional and R&D offices. More than a decade ago, the Town, in cooperation with Downtown merchants and residents, reaffirmed its commitment to a healthy Downtown. It has since:
To learn more about Downtown business opportunities, contact Belle Ryder, Assistant Town Manager.