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Forum: Greater New England 02-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

What? We have a corner store (with a parking lot) a laundromat (with a parking lot) a bakery (with a parking lot) a hardware store (with a parking lot) and a pharmacy (with a huge parking lot). And...
Forum: Greater New England 05-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 599,502
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The project went to the planning board in February - http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning/pbpackets/wdppbreportwithattachments.pdf

It was approved, and per this article at the time, slated to...
Forum: Greater New England 03-06-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

That is very welcome news - they had spoken about gifting the city Saccarappa Island at one point, I'm curious if that is still under consideration as some of the "donation of land along the...
Forum: Greater New England 03-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

Westbrook is coming up - it's excruciatingly slow, but it is happening. It's happening even though pretty much every one of gritty's points is grounded and justifiable. That makes it a Sisyphean...
Forum: Greater New England 01-11-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

I've never been to a planning board meeting myself, but I might have to make this my first. Further attempts to sub-urbanize a downtown gutted by the last attempts to do so gets my NIMBY hackles up. ...
Forum: Greater New England 12-29-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

I really hope the city council sticks to its guns too. The entire point of the contract zone was to hold the snake-oil salesman to some of his lofty claims. It was done specifically to prevent the...
Forum: Greater New England 10-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,633
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Portland Transportation Center

The land behind the stockhouse is for sale - would be before the branches that used to lead to Gorham and Portland via Forest (Downeaster Brunswick line), right about across the tracks from where the...
Forum: Greater New England 10-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,474
Posted By Davepacz
Re: DESIGN A BETTER PORTLAND

Back in the mid 2000s there was some interesting research going on with dual-mode vehicles - passenger transit that operated both as a bus and a rail vehicle - the japanese version...
Forum: Greater New England 09-24-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

While I was firmly in support of this idea - and still feel it to be an ideal development location - there is a major water main that bisects this site - that is what derailed it the first time. The...
Forum: Greater New England 09-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,071
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Westbrook, ME

So chapter the first of "Defense of Westbrook". While we all realize the disadvantages of Westbrook's downtown having been raped by urban renewal, what I find to be positive about the current...
Forum: Greater New England 09-23-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,633
Posted By Davepacz
Re: Portland Transportation Center

First post - been a lurker since before the recession - signed up to write a rather long winded defense of Westbrook, then thought better of it as a first post (I will get to it at some point, in...
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