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Old 04-20-2014, 07:15 AM   #2401
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Thanks for sharing, that's the first rendering I've seen of the final product. I think it looks quite nice and I like how it's broken up into a few different parts. The curved roof section is a neat touch as well.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #2402
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I can't see Bayside, all of the skyscrapers have blocked out the entire view.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:20 AM   #2403
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Another new Avesta product is in the works for Washington Avenue per today's article in the PPH. It would be replacing a decrepit old house near the intersection with Walnut and Fox Streets. The rendering isn't much too look at, but neither is what is there now.

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:08 PM   #2404
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Another new Avesta product is in the works for Washington Avenue per today's article in the PPH. It would be replacing a decrepit old house near the intersection with Walnut and Fox Streets. The rendering isn't much too look at, but neither is what is there now.

It's about time there was an Avesta project in Bayside!
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:39 PM   #2405
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Another article from the Press Herald; This one regarding a new 4 story, 45 unit development called Bayside Anchor: http://www.pressherald.com/news/Port..._housing_.html

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Old 04-23-2014, 09:51 PM   #2406
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Another article from the Press Herald; This one regarding a new 4 story, 45 unit development called Bayside Anchor: http://www.pressherald.com/news/Port..._housing_.html

Mmmmmm.......lime green and unicycles.

WTF?
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:20 AM   #2407
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unicycles.
All the kids are doing it these days. It's the main reason why Peter Monro is crapping cinder blocks over the potential wind from midtown. It might knock all of the kids off of their unicycles.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:58 PM   #2408
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Haha, I found the unicycles an odd addition to the rendering as well.

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Old 04-26-2014, 05:58 PM   #2409
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Back to two lanes:


Maine Wharf:


Casco Bay Lines terminal:
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:07 AM   #2410
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Mmmmmm.......lime green and unicycles.

WTF?
It... looks like a themed Comfort Inn in Lake Buena Vista.

Great photos as always, Corey.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:27 AM   #2411
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Hyatt looks sick at night. The staggered thin lights on building look great too. Very different for around here.

Marriott needs to counter soon.

With mesa verde being turned into an italian/pizza place and this corner getting all the hell redone and lit up, that part of town will officially take over Monument sq

http://pierce.bangordailynews.com/20...he-crossroads/
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #2412
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^I'll have to check it out this weekend after dark, glad to hear they put some effort into the lighting.

Quick shot across Back Cove towards Munjoy Heights, gives you a good sense of the scale of the project:

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #2413
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Nice shot, too bad the project isn't a little taller (10 floors at least). It's such a great vantage point and low-rise buildings only provide so many units...
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:56 AM   #2414
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Nice shot, too bad the project isn't a little taller (10 floors at least). It's such a great vantage point and low-rise buildings only provide so many units...
You haven't heard yet? We can't have buildings over 5 stories tall here in Portland. Any building over 5 stories will cause hurricane force winds every day of the year, solar eclipses (but only on sunny days) and ruin the entire city from the East End to Stroudwater to North Deering for the next 5,000 to 10,000 years. Scientific studies by Keep Portland Livable have concluded that they may also attract man-eating bears to the city, and that threatens the ability of unicycle-riding hipster gangs to roam freely throughout the streets. Bears can sense restricted blood flow to the legs due to tight pants and are attracted to that. They are also attracted to has-been landscape architects with an over-inflated sense of self worth.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:23 AM   #2415
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That would be a weird place for 10 story buildings......especially considering the low rise housing behind it. Maybe if it were at the top of the hill? I think that this development totally makes sense and they are selling like hotcakes!
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:19 PM   #2416
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west end place might be starting construction.alliedcook is digging up by the corner of bracket and pine st.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:45 AM   #2417
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Actually, various building heights on a hill can be kind of dynamic--check this link to what I am talking about in San Francisco.https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquid...om/8011221020/
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:47 AM   #2418
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west end place might be starting construction.alliedcook is digging up by the corner of bracket and pine st.
Thanks man, I forgot to post that yesterday
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:16 PM   #2419
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You guys remember the "Graves Hill" project planned for outer Ocean Avenue, near the Falmouth town line? This week's planning board notice suggests that it might be coming back from the real estate bubble graveyard (with less parking and 4% fewer units)...

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EVENING WORKSHOP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING

i. Amendment to Conditional Rezoning Agreement; Casco Heights Condominiums (formerly Graves Hill Development); 802-828 Ocean Avenue; Ridge Development, LLC., Applicant. The Planning Board will consider proposed amendments to include, but are not limited to, changing the name to Ridge Development, LLC.; reducing the total number of units allowed from 98 to 94; eliminating the project amenities; reducing building height, changing the zone line and modifying the amount of area within the ROS and R-5A zones; and changing the parking ratio to allow 2 spaces for multi-bedroom units and 1 space per 1 bedroom unit.
Here's the rendering they were pitching back in 2006.



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Old 04-30-2014, 10:45 PM   #2420
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You guys remember the "Graves Hill" project planned for outer Ocean Avenue, near the Falmouth town line? This week's planning board notice suggests that it might be coming back from the real estate bubble graveyard (with less parking and 4% fewer units)...
I want to know what "eliminating the project amenities" refers to. As for eliminating the height, the height and the attendant waterfront views would be the best thing about living up there!
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