February 2019
The KRDA/FirstPark office will be closed Monday, February 18,
in observance of Presidents Day.
Latest News
FirstPark Welcomes the Waterville Community Dental Center
Waterville Community Dental Center has moved in at 2 Evergreen Drive. The story was featured recently in the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel . The center’s opening in late December is the culmination of a $1.4 million investment to transform the building into a state-of-the-art dental practice. The 4,000SF building was built in 2005 by Mayberry Construction and sets on a three-quarter acre lot at the corner of Evergreen and FirstPark Drive. “Dr. Barbara Covey was wonderful to work with and to support on this project,” said FirstPark Executive Director and Community Dental Center patient Jim Dinkle.
Price Reduced for Lot 13
Lot 13 at the corner of FirstPark and Technology Drives has been reduced to $124,400. For comparison, Lot 13 was previously priced at over $300,000. The site is pre-permitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, within Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 186, served by 3-phase underground utilities, is easy on/off Interstate 95 at interchange 127 and it has fiber optic data, voice and ancillary services in underground conduit. For more information or to schedule an appointment to see the site, contact FirstPark Executive Director Jim Dinkle at either (207) 859-9716 or exdirector@firstpark.com.
T-Mobile Now Hiring
T-Mobile is hiring at its 133 FirstPark Drive facility in Oakland. Openings include a Customer Service Associate Expert, a Technical Care Expert and a Team of Experts Coach. 
FirstPark Attends MEREDA Conference
FirstPark was represented at the 2019 Maine Real Estate Forecast Conference and Member Showcase held January 17 in Portland. The annual event is hosted by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association. Over 1,000 of Maine’s leading commercial real estate experts attended the conference that is specifically geared toward developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals. Among local faces seen at the conference were FirstPark’s Jim Dinkle, Coldwell Banker’s Don Plourde, Central Maine Growth Council’s Garvan Donegan, Maine State Credit Union’s Bruce Harrington and Doyle & Nelson attorney Craig Nelson.
MEREDA forecast for the central Maine commercial real estate market in the coming year was a very stable, healthy market. Investment in the region is expected to continue; opportunities continue to exist despite limited inventory; market knowledge remains critical; all sectors will benefit in 2019; and consider the market for 2020.
FirstPark Creates New Strategic Marketing Plan
FirstPark was recently featured in a testimonial for Marshall Communications. The public relations and marketing agency in Augusta recently completed a Marshall Plan, a three-year strategic public relations and marketing strategy that will help FirstPark continue to better market the park to target audiences and potential tenants. With new several ideas on the horizon that will be announced soon, FirstPark is poised for growth.
In this video, Jim Dinkle, executive director of FirstPark, talks about the value of The Marshall Plan® from Marshall Communications. He discusses The Marshall Plan® process and how it will help the Oakland-based business park.
Looking ahead...
Upcoming community and service organization visits by FirstPark Executive Director Jim Dinkle include the Gardiner City Council on April 10 and the Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club on May 9.
Contact us
James W. Dinkle, Executive Director

Call Jim at 207-859-9716, email exdirector@firstpark.com, or fill out this form on our website.
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