Prime waterfront property brings ‘seismic’ development potential in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine ― Three waterfront properties that recently went up for sale on the north end of Rockland Harbor could bring a massive change to the city if they are sold to a developer, officials say.

The three properties that total nearly 9 acres are being marketed as one development. Falmouth-based F.O. Bailey Real Estate touts the property as an “incredible waterfront” opportunity with potential for hotel, restaurant, marina or retail development.

It could be a “seismic” change, according to city officials. The north end has largely retained its working-class roots as the city has grown into a destination over the last 20 years. But it will bring political complexity, and development is likely years away and reliant on a well-heeled developer willing to navigate the city’s strong working waterfront identity.