On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the Town hosted a Community Conversation on Housing at the Waterhouse Center, downtown Kennebunk.
Our Select Board has identified that housing is a priority issue for Kennebunk and this event was an opportunity to have a conversation about 3 specific topics as they relate to the housing challenges Kennebunk is facing:
- Short-Term Rentals
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
- Affordable, Attainable & Available Housing
There were over 100 in attendance, including Select Board members, town staff, various stakeholders and interested citizens. Attendees heard an overview of each of the topics in breakout sessions and had the chance to contribute to a conversation about each. Surveys were distributed after each session and the responses to the surveys will be used to help the Select Board and Town staff develop polices and strategies to address housing challenges in Kennebunk.