Camden looks into banning fast food restaurants from downtown
CAMDEN (WGME) – Camden may soon prevent fast food businesses from building downtown.
The planning board is looking at a zoning change that would prevent fast food shops from opening downtown near the waterfront.
The town already bans building drive-thrus.
The planning, development and code office director says fast food businesses could still operate in a section of town near the Hannaford supermarket.
He says locals do not want the downtown atmosphere to change.
"The planning board and community as a whole, I believe, really want to keep the downtown core of Camden unique and keep its identity," Planning Development and Code Office Director Jeremy Maritn said.
The planning board has a hearing on the ordinance on January 31.
Camden then votes on the issue in June.