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Forum: Greater New England Today, 12:11 AM
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Re: Rock Row (née The Ridge, née Dirigo Plaza) | Westbrook, ME

The Rock Row developers are looking to partner with Metro (https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/developer-seeks-unusual-alliance-for-access-to-bonds/) to enable them to access nontaxable bonds via...
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 02:01 PM
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Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 01:49 PM
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

What is the building in the middle of that photo that looks like an edge-on view of a stack of corrugated cardboard boxes?
Forum: Greater New England 11-14-2018, 01:46 PM
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Re: Thompson's Point, Portland

Work has started on the Suburban Propane facility on Riverside St.; they've done the utility work in the street and there is construction equipment on-site. Given that the site has gone to hourly...
Forum: Greater New England 11-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
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Re: Rock Row (née The Ridge, née Dirigo Plaza) | Westbrook, ME

Hamburger menu in the web design sense of the 3-line menu icon at the top right of the site page, not actual burgers unfortunately. And if Chik-Fil-A is out (please no), I can hope for them to go...
Forum: Greater New England 11-08-2018, 12:23 AM
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Re: Rock Row (née The Ridge, née Dirigo Plaza) | Westbrook, ME

Major update to the rockrow.com website, including a hamburger menu, a LOT of concept imagery and this pic (on the Overview page):

https://www.rockrow.com/wp-content/uploads/overview-map-lg-001.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 11-02-2018, 11:05 AM
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Was anything actually opened last night for the Celtics, or did the barricades stay in place??
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 12:41 PM
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Posted By markhb
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Is that just the subway entrance, or does the Champions Row entrance to the Garden look ready as well?
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2018, 09:51 PM
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Is there some design-theory reason to make the topmost floor of each podium a different color? Because, to my lay eye, it just looks lame, and in the case of the west building the gray distracts...
Forum: Greater New England 10-22-2018, 02:58 PM
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Posted By markhb
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The city wants that Mountfort St. extension (and it does make sense), but it can't be done without the Jackrabbit (VA) property. These developers (same for 100 Fore as for Wex) are making provision...
Forum: Greater New England 09-19-2018, 08:27 AM
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Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

Phase 1 was approved (https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/18/westbrook-oks-first-phase-of-big-development-near-portland-line/). The PB meeting video is here...
Forum: Greater New England 09-10-2018, 12:33 AM
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I wasn't saying that the Holiday Inn would fall into the same historical category as the others I mentioned, I was just pointing out that they were a very marked contrast in height and materials to...
Forum: Greater New England 09-08-2018, 12:26 AM
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Posted By markhb
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Honestly, the whole "looks like it belongs in Florida" thing has never made sense to me (and this isn't an attack on you, it's my personal taste). I see nothing wrong with having a big white hotel...
Forum: Greater New England 09-07-2018, 12:42 AM
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Posted By markhb
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Personally, I've always liked the bright white. I'm not a big fan of earth tones in general TBH.
Forum: Greater New England 09-05-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By markhb
Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

I think they're emphasizing medical offices for those. But as cneal said, over on that side of the quarry they'll be on Portland's side of the line. I checked, and that land is B4 Commercial...
Forum: Greater New England 09-02-2018, 02:12 PM
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Posted By markhb
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Two new buildings in the Mall area:

https://i.imgur.com/mKEBi9T.jpg
Home2 Suites, now open at 50 Maine Mall Road, former site of the tiki huts where Nara Sushi and Maine Gold & Silver were.
...
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2018, 11:53 AM
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Posted By markhb
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I still think of that arcade as the world's fanciest alley.

Is there something specifically wrong with Rapid7, or do you just not like the perpendicular office signage in general?
Forum: Greater New England 08-29-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 609,109
Posted By markhb
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

This is admittedly a broad generalization, but as one of the earliest members of Generation X, I've observed that in many cases, you reach a point in your life where you're satisfied / comfortable...
Forum: Greater New England 08-25-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,672
Posted By markhb
Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

The Planning Board workshop video from 8/21 is here (https://westbrooktv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=VHVjF3fxf28m); the Rock Row portion starts around 1h19. Here's a screengrab showing the Phase 1...
Forum: Development Projects 08-25-2018, 10:33 AM
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Posted By markhb
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I love that the west podium building is such an homage to the old barn.
Forum: Greater New England 08-19-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,775
Posted By markhb
Re: Jetport

As a Portlander, I'll take that risk and fly out of PWM if the price difference is reasonable, as a key point to me is not having that 2-hour ride home (from ether MHT, which I've never flown out of,...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 08:21 AM
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Views: 812,977
Posted By markhb
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

There's a good photo here (http://www.thesportsroadtrip.com/atlantathrashers.html) (it's someone's blog so I'm not embedding).

And if the plan still includes tiling the entrance arcade to outline...
Forum: Greater New England 07-28-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,672
Posted By markhb
Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

Here's the American Journal story (http://news.keepmecurrent.com/rock-row-revisions-coming-up-for-review/) on the presentation from last week.
Forum: Greater New England 07-23-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,672
Posted By markhb
Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

At the workshop, the Planning Board chair took great pains to have the city planner say that, if the changes are within and meet the intent of the ordinance, then the developer should be able to...
Forum: Greater New England 07-17-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,672
Posted By markhb
Re: The Ridge (former Dirigo Plaza), Westbrook, ME

I went to the meeting tonight, and here are my takeaways:

* The building shown down next to the water in the quarry won't exist; the presenter said that the architect got carried away with that...
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