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Old 06-13-2017, 06:07 PM   #561
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I have a suspicion that Federated has cut their losses on Midtown and moved on. Maybe they'll try to sell Midtown to another developer as a "shovel ready" project, but Cox doesn't seem to be in any rush to get building.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:27 AM   #562
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The Economic Development Comittee has posted the agenda for their June 27th meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Bayside public works lots. Some really interesting ideas and renderings.

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/AgendaC..._06272017-2100
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #563
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I'm liking the Bayside Micro-Apartment building rendering!
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:24 PM   #564
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I'm liking the Bayside Micro-Apartment building rendering!
My first thought as well! and I think that type of housing would be a great fit for Portland's tight housing market. This is a clear winner compared to the alternative proposal for lot 6
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:59 PM   #565
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The sketch of the micro-apartments being referred to. I know this rendering is very preliminary but the look is not too dissimilar from the original Midtown proposals, though more narrow and less boxy.

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Old 06-26-2017, 10:35 PM   #566
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Unfortunately it seems like the alternative Ross Furman / Nathan Szanton proposal is a lot more "complete" and seeing as he owns the adjacent property, His 5 story puke-green apartment block seems to have a leg up over the micro apartments.

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Old 06-28-2017, 10:03 AM   #567
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New PPH article about the redevelopment doesn't even mention the Micro-apartment proposal. Looks like final decisions will be made in a few weeks time.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/06/2...de-developers/
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:14 AM   #568
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I have a suspicion that Federated has cut their losses on Midtown and moved on. Maybe they'll try to sell Midtown to another developer as a "shovel ready" project, but Cox doesn't seem to be in any rush to get building.
The architectural drawings (permit set) for the Parking Garage portion of Midtown are out for pricing from the General Contractor. The project construction schedule calls for construction to start mid October 2017 and the building to complete in March 2019. Hopefully this is the start of the Midtown project finally getting going.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:40 PM   #569
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The architectural drawings (permit set) for the Parking Garage portion of Midtown are out for pricing from the General Contractor. The project construction schedule calls for construction to start mid October 2017 and the building to complete in March 2019. Hopefully this is the start of the Midtown project finally getting going.
Exciting news! Where is this coming from?

IF I'm not mistaken, Federated is required to build at least 180 units once a certain amount is paid on the loan for the garage, or the garage starts construction.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:16 AM   #570
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Exciting news! Where is this coming from?

IF I'm not mistaken, Federated is required to build at least 180 units once a certain amount is paid on the loan for the garage, or the garage starts construction.
It came from a quote request from the General Contractor in which they included a Permit Set of Drawings (Dated April 2016) and the Schedule for Construction. Hopeful that they will break ground on at least the parking garage but with this project who the heck knows.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:08 PM   #571
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Found this on the Portland Housing Authority website. A proposal for 48 mixed income apartments at 58 Boyd St. in East Bayside.

Digging a little deeper, I found that the project is tentatively scheduled to break ground in September of this year. Did it sneak past us in the planning process? or was the project derailed?


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Old 07-13-2017, 03:33 PM   #572
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I was aware of this project but kind of forgot about it with all of the other development currently under construction. This is the first rendering I've seen, good job Cosakita!
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:41 PM   #573
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Yeah, good find. We may want to dig deeper on this one because of its "height" (NIMBYISM) in relation to the surrounding area. Something like this would definitely bring up some type of opposition.

Edit: 58 Boyd is listed on CWS Architects website too. No pictures. Info and pics here: http://eastbayside.org/developments

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Old 07-14-2017, 05:37 PM   #574
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Yeah, good find. We may want to dig deeper on this one because of its "height" (NIMBYISM) in relation to the surrounding area. Something like this would definitely bring up some type of opposition.
I don't think there will be an overwhelming opposition to the project (although this is Portland, A city where one individual can derail a major redevelopment, so anything can happen)

I hope I don't sound overly crude, but redevelopment projects like this tend to generate less controversy in lower income areas, and the City has admitted it needs to do more to increase affordable housing stock, so this project seems like a win-win.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:32 AM   #575
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http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/1...ic-works-land/

Looks like City staff have made their recommendations for the redevelopment of the public works lots. Spoiler alert: the 10 story micro-apartment proposal didn't make the cut.

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The staff recommendations could lead to about 70 new housing units for a range of income levels in West Bayside and lead to the development of 23 other units of housing in Parkside. At 178 Kennebec St., staff is recommending the city begin negotiating with Ross Furman, who has teamed up with housing developer Nathan Szanton to propose a 50-unit project, with 65 percent of the units being affordable to people earning 65 percent of the local median income and the remaining units being offered at market rate.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:15 PM   #576
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http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/1...ic-works-land/

Looks like City staff have made their recommendations for the redevelopment of the public works lots. Spoiler alert: the 10 story micro-apartment proposal didn't make the cut.
Am I surprised? No.
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