Article at The Sea Coast Echo.
Best quote from the linked article:
"I think it's great," Ward 5 Councilman Joey Boudin said. "I think it's the ambiance that's got a lot to do with it. A lot of marinas are facing four-lane highways. At ours, you can walk uphill and eat, drink and shop in Old Town. “It's one of the things that separates us from the rest of the marinas."And there we go: Build a place that's pleasant and livable, and people will flock to it. Dump pedestrians out on a four-lane highway and they'll tend to go elsewhere.