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Old 05-13-2018, 03:44 PM   #3221
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

86 Newbury Street is on the Historical Preservation Board agenda for May 18th. Pretty ambitious. Link below:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/AgendaC...3?fileID=33702
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:13 PM   #3222
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

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86 Newbury Street is on the Historical Preservation Board agenda for May 18th. Pretty ambitious. Link below:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/AgendaC...3?fileID=33702
Very ambitious. I'm wondering when the city or PACTS will do a traffic study for the eastern waterfront area because the rapid rate of development, plus the addition of several major employers, is really pushing mobility in that part of the city.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:56 PM   #3223
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

The office building is more impressive than I thought it was going to be. Stunning makeover of the area bounded by Newbury, Mountfort, Thames and India Streets. I dubbed this part of Portland as the "New Port" many years ago and the vision is becoming a reality! Nice find SHAZ.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:42 AM   #3224
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Some off-peninsula development

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/05/...t-in-portland/

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plans for 874 Riverside St., which were made public last week, would include four industrial-looking buildings near the Presumpscot River. Two pairs of two-story buildings would flank a shared plaza. One building is being proposed as a 5,000-square-foot brewery and another is proposed as five light-industrial workspaces. The other two buildings would allow people to live and work in the same location.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:33 PM   #3225
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

A few photos updates from last weekend...

Bramhall Row



Widgery Wharf Office Building



CPort Credit Union Branch & The Mason Block



Glass going up on the new office space built into the Ocean Gateway Garage



A Corner of the new WEX Building





20 Thames, AC Marriott, WEX

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Old 05-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #3226
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Great update Corey! Portland is just crushin' it right now.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:04 PM   #3227
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

It appears there could finally be something happening with the Schwartz Building at the corner of Congress and High Streets, as a bunch of paper went up on the windows today. Or it could just be another temporary art project is setting up in there, I don't know. But this building sitting vacant is a major drag on the whole square, so I hope it can come to life soon. It's been approved for a dozen apartments and ground floor retail, but it's mostly just looked like an 8th grade woodworking shop on the inside for the last year or so.




The new (old) sign on the State Theatre is very...bright:

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Old Yesterday, 06:22 AM   #3228
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Would be great to finally get some activity in the Schwartz Building and there has been interest and missed opportunities as mentioned. Heard that the owner is eccentric and not the easiest to deal with and has also not put much effort into maintaining his Trelawny Building. Reminds me of Joe Soley's approach to property ownership/management and it's sad because the Schwartz Building can be a key contributor to the future makeover of Congress Square.
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