The Jackson Laboratory has submitted a proposal to the town of Bar Harbor to build 44 housing units on a 37-acre tract owned by the biomedical research institute, across the street from its campus.

The units would be in five buildings, and the long-term plan is to develop 80 to 100 units at the site. All of them would go toward JAX’s workforce housing needs.

JAX employs 1,400 in Bar Harbor, where housing is at a premium. Houses and apartments once available for year-round rental are now largely reserved for short-term vacation rentals, and Acadia National Park limits the land that can be developed. Read more