DCA's Kevin Mattson wrote an op-ed about Waterville's emerging "downtown draw" for the Kennebec Journal. You can read it here:
Today, of course, downtowns are in full resurgence, and nowhere is that more clear than Waterville. What is not clear is why the gravitation pull of the downtown has resumed, whether it is nostalgic in origin or if there is something else at work. People who treasure the downtowns often talk about the “quality of place” that is associated with the often Victorian-era structures and roadways. But defining what that is can be significantly harder. The renaissance in Waterville may offer an answer.
PHOTO CREDIT: Kennebec Journal