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Forum: Greater New England 05-03-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I guess Diane Russell longs for the other sights in Portland, the ones that reinforce its look and feel, such as empty lots with trash and scrap metal in Bayside, or the dilapidated houses on Munjoy...
Forum: Greater New England 04-24-2018, 06:51 AM
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Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

This is how you do a Master Plan (Seaport District, Boston). Perhaps a miniature version of this for Portland's East End...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=gc1IoZxQApI
Forum: Greater New England 03-07-2018, 09:45 AM
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Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Noticed they snuck a 5th floor on the left front part of the WEX building. Nice. And in back, near the end, another small section -- a fourth floor. Maybe cafeteria area that opens up to the roof top...
Forum: Greater New England 03-07-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 44,460
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Thompson's Point, Portland

Children's Museum design. Love it.
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20180305/NEWS01/180309973
Forum: Greater New England 03-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Children's Museum design. Love it.
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20180305/NEWS01/180309973
Forum: Greater New England 02-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,028
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: MY TOP 15 NEW ENGLAND CITIES

I have spent at least ninety percent of my time over the last 20 years in either L.A. or New York City, of which has given me a rather "best of" of experience. I can assure you on this list the only...
Forum: Greater New England 02-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,028
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: MY TOP 15 NEW ENGLAND CITIES

I kinda agree. Economy faltering and GE left for Boston.
Forum: Greater New England 02-18-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,028
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: MY TOP 15 NEW ENGLAND CITIES

Boston, Hartford, Providence, New Haven, Stamford, Worcester, Portland, Springfield. Metro area definition with quantity of people who do business in a city core is highly important. Springfield's...
Forum: Greater New England 02-06-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Has the 7 story office building across from the parking garage started its foundation? The reason I ask is I noticed leasing info for this online and it stated it has broken ground. Perhaps some of...
Forum: Greater New England 02-02-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Nice. It's replacing a makeshift, somewhat ramshackle structure. It's nearly cresting the hill too, so the top floor views will be good.
Forum: Greater New England 01-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

http://www.portlandharborhotel.com/portland-harbor-area-guide.php# The best aerial footage of Portland ever shot. Play it FULL SCREEN. Why can't the Chamber of Commerce do things like this?
Forum: Greater New England 01-19-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The existing Holiday Inn could be connected instead. It would need a renovation though. The Residence Marriot Inn next to the future WEX building did that. Two months ago it finished a $2 million...
Forum: Greater New England 01-19-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The logical place for convention space are the expansive parking lots next to Brian Boru. That way, a pedestrian bridge can be built connecting to the civic center for even more space, etc. It's also...
Forum: Greater New England 01-06-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Yes, do agree they could make the exterior foot traffic entries a bit more dynamic. The back with the motorcourt type feel makes me think of the old designed Best Western, 645 Congress, which became...
Forum: Greater New England 01-02-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Both the WEX and Idexx CEO's are on the record stating how hard it is to attract talent to Maine. I can't see a big problem attracting talent to work and live in Portland's peninsula, even with the...
Forum: Greater New England 12-25-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

True, but the tanks don't spew smoke and leak oil into the harbor. And, you can paint them green the way some are near SoPo high school. Not sure why they haven't done that already?
Forum: Greater New England 12-25-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Perhaps not when investing a couple of hundred million dollars. The 3rd floor and higher condos for this project will have 3 oil tanker moorings directly blocking the view of Portland Headlight in...
Forum: Greater New England 12-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I know for a fact that Jim Brady holding off on that development until he knows what's happening with the oil reversal scenario. Reason is simple. His condos are directly across, and who would pay up...
Forum: Greater New England 12-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 90,539
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland Bayside

Know all about it. I'm a partner in a high tech 5 story planned to go up soon. Yes, generally speaking, 6 story the cap on wood (though Scandinavians have a fix for that) but higher offsets the steel...
Forum: Greater New England 12-11-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 90,539
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland Bayside

Sorely needed, more Avesta housing. Was at the new 4 story Passive House unveiling across the street from the project proposal and the housing authority rep lamented the fact they should be building...
Forum: Greater New England 11-24-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

"Nice little city?"... you say, and then you put pics of railroad ties, SoPo tank farm, gritty dock and lobster traps. You forgot the scrapyards in Bayside.
Forum: Greater New England 11-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

In principal, I agree with that. Just that this one is a particularly nasty mofu when you do the research on it. (Thumbs up for the cold storage facility.)
Forum: Greater New England 11-04-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

In the legal correspondence for the city regarding the lawsuit, the law firm did due diligence and discovered with an oil pipeline reversal, two 70 foot tall venting towers would have to be built...
Forum: Greater New England 11-03-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The East End is becoming quite the spot with hotel, condo and office space (a mini Boston Seaport district). I've heard the Portland Company Complex is holding off now which, I think, is because of...
Forum: Greater New England 11-01-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 559,330
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Will someone please build one of these hotels with a rooftop deck, bar, pool? The West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor has one, and the very cool Envoy in Boston has put clear warming igloos on its. There...
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