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Forum: Greater New England 09-18-2018, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Good stuff Dr. StrangeHat. I like the Mountfort Street extension plan and reading all of the anti development letters, thanks!
Forum: Greater New England 09-18-2018, 08:15 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

City Council unanimously approved the new garage on Fore Street which will include retail on ground level and office space on the top floor. No renderings were included with the PPH article so I...
Forum: Greater New England 09-08-2018, 08:52 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The Fidelity Building, Masonic Building and City Hall all went up around the the same time (1909-11) with the similar limestone exteriors and the Chapman Building didn't arrive until 13 years later. ...
Forum: Greater New England 09-07-2018, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The buildings are actually located in South Portland.
Forum: Greater New England 09-07-2018, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Don't be too down, they are in the mall area where quality architecture and classic design are not that important.
Forum: Greater New England 09-07-2018, 09:42 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The white exterior with green trim looks like a hotel that belongs in south Florida or the caribbean : ) Used to be even more white until they toned down a few shades many years ago. Anything...
Forum: Greater New England 09-06-2018, 08:37 PM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Their web site states that the hotel is undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover which includes the rooms, meeting spaces and a complete exterior renovation. No renderings available, but I'm...
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 03:32 PM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Max, that rumor along with the Portland Square parcel is still circulating. I think that with all of the new construction recently completed, underway or planned for Commercial Street and the...
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 03:23 PM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I do not dislike Franklin Towers, am probably in the neutral grouping. My personal issue is that Maine's tallest building is a senior housing project instead of a marquee office or hotel tower. ...
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 12:57 PM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Manchester's City Hall Plaza is 275 ft and Portland's ceiling is 235 ft (including mechanical) around the Top of the Old Port lot on Congress Street. It would be very difficult do get anything...
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 09:09 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 08:06 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Hey, I'm a baby boomer and I would build my own 20 story building downtown and live in the penthouse if I had the wealth : )
Forum: Greater New England 08-20-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 77,205
Posted By Portlander
Re: Worcester Improvements

Will probably will be 10,000 seats originally not including potential picnic/lawn areas and expandable to 12,000 if the needs increase. All of the International League venues seat in the 10-11,000...
Forum: Greater New England 08-19-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,410
Posted By Portlander
Re: Jetport

I don't know of anyone that flies out of MHT from the Portland area anymore, the leakage has long stopped. There was a period when Southwest was still direct to Phoenix and Las Vegas (maybe...
Forum: Greater New England 08-16-2018, 03:53 PM
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Views: 77,205
Posted By Portlander
Re: Worcester Improvements

One of the articles had a mascot drawing with Woo Sox attached?
Forum: Greater New England 08-16-2018, 03:31 PM
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Views: 77,205
Posted By Portlander
Re: Worcester Improvements

Game changer for Worcester! Being classified as a AAA city with a new state of the art ballpark is an image boost that Hartford and Springfield could have used. New Haven too close to Yankee...
Forum: Greater New England 08-14-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,410
Posted By Portlander
Re: Jetport

Frontier Airlines is implementing new service (November) to Tampa and Fort Myers from Portland in addition to Orlando which began last week. American is also adding a third daily flight to Charlotte.
Forum: Greater New England 08-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

And of course the Mayor has an issue with the previously approved funding for the extension. Money towards potential development and long term revenue in Portland's hottest market versus his...
Forum: Greater New England 08-03-2018, 06:13 AM
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Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

You are correct Max, just read an article in the Munjoy Hill News. Such a waste of land (from Myrtle to Franklin) except for the various owners who have been collecting parking revenue for five...
Forum: Greater New England 08-02-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Looks like the new owners of 385 Congress St (former Gannett property) have submitted site plans for a 16,000 sf parking garage with access from Cumberland Ave. That square footage does not sound to...
Forum: Greater New England 07-23-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Nice improvement on the color choice for the Kennebec Street building. I agree with putting utility lines underground, must be a combination of cost and laziness. Was surprised to learn that the...
Forum: Greater New England 07-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 77,205
Posted By Portlander
Re: Worcester Improvements

I do get that wages are higher in the Boston/Worcester area compared to Greater Portland which does make it a little more reasonable. If you actually work downtown or even at UMass Memorial Medical...
Forum: Greater New England 07-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 77,205
Posted By Portlander
Re: Worcester Improvements

Wow, $1465 for a 491 sf studio sounds steep. Looks like rents in downtown Portland are a bargain and not as bad as we thought! Wish the project well, but a 74% vacancy rate in a new building that...
Forum: Greater New England 07-06-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Thanks for the update Max. Knew the groundbreaking was getting close, but I never seem to be driving or walking on Cumberland Ave.
Forum: Greater New England 06-30-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 588,624
Posted By Portlander
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I totally agree with the brick and granite saturation in Portland, but the building looks like it belongs on Topsham's Main Street with a general store as a tenant. And in regards to the article,...
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