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Old 02-10-2017, 10:46 AM   #2861
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Nice find Max, will be an excellent addition to that entrance point onto Congress Street.

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:51 AM   #2862
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Rufus Deering Lumber Site had its master development plan permit materials filed today. I suspect the press will report on this with renderings (scale models only at this stage) tomorrow. A master development plan freezes existing permits in place for up to ten years and allows a phased construction.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:54 PM   #2863
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http://www.pressherald.com/2017/02/1...ands-old-port/

New proposal for a hotel /office / parking garage complex on Chandler's Wharf, next to the site of Portland Lobster Co. Which would be demolished.




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Old 02-15-2017, 07:21 PM   #2864
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Man, the public is going to be in a fury over that one. I can hear the pitchforks clanging already.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:35 PM   #2865
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Nice idea...but would also love to see the PLC stay if possible.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:27 AM   #2866
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I was against seeing the PLC go until I saw the renderings of that space. Looks like better public access and open view to the water? If that is the case then I see this as a positive. Massive parking lots on the water don't make a lot of sense.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:09 AM   #2867
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Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Quite possible that the Portland Lobster Company would have an option on retail space fronting Commercial Street if this project gets developed. They may even get a deal similar to Joe's Variety in the new apartment building on Congress Street. I agree with mainejeff, the public access is a huge improvement over the current setting and will turn this area of the waterfront into a central focal point.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:08 AM   #2868
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Personally I would like to see PLC stay. It has character where it is now, and it's become somewhat of a local landmark. Go on Instagram and you can find hundreds of pictures of the sign and building.

Aside from that, I think this project could really enhance that area of Commercial St.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:02 AM   #2869
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I think the new Chandler's Wharf proposal looks pretty good. I'm not particularly attached the Portland Lobster Company building which is vacant for half the year. Whether we need more hotel rooms is up for debate, but a well-designed building could presumably be retrofitted for other uses in the future.

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Old 03-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #2870
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New bill going through the legislature hopes to streamline the permitting process for major apartment developments by eliminating the subdivision review requirement. Aimed specifically at helping major projects like "midtown" get through the planning process faster.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/1...ects-in-maine/
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