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Old 03-06-2018, 10:13 PM   #3181
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:16 PM   #3182
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #3183
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Nice stuff, but what the "H" is this?????



The good news is that I didn't spot it until I was headed out of town.

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:06 AM   #3184
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Nice photos BeeLine, thanks.

The green building is Bayside Anchor, a joint development between Avesta and the Portland Housing Authority. I agree, terrible facade.

Speaking of terrible facades I'm disappointed to see the Mason Block building being finished with wooden slats rather than brick on the Middle Street side. I'm assuming this is a cost-saving measure rather than an aesthetic choice, as to my untrained eye it looks cheap and less attractive than brick. It reminds me of the disjointed facade of the Bay House.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:13 AM   #3185
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Children's Museum design. Love it.
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/2018...WS01/180309973
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:45 AM   #3186
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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 patio? This will be the best view and outdoor space in Portland. Too bad nobody gets to experience it but them. Add some craft beer taps and recruiting will be a cinch during the summer months.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:41 AM   #3187
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Economic Development committee taking a look at a TIF proposal for a still undisclosed
"major waterfront project"

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/...front-project/
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:40 AM   #3188
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MUCH better than how it looked in the original design that was submitted to the Planning Board! I still don't think the camera obscura will be nearly as much fun there, though.


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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 patio? This will be the best view and outdoor space in Portland. Too bad nobody gets to experience it but them. Add some craft beer taps and recruiting will be a cinch during the summer months.
Those were on the original plans, but they're not additional floors; they're the mechanical enclosures.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #3189
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Slightly revised design being proposed for 75 Chestnut Street -- aka "Westerlea View Lofts" -- which has been on the drawing board for a couple years. Sounds like the project is being sold to a new developer and they're looking to make a few minor changes to it.



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Old 03-26-2018, 09:11 AM   #3190
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A few different projects going before the Planning Board tomorrow evening:

60 Parris Street


147 Washington Ave.


25 Monument Street


24 St. Lawrence Street
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:52 PM   #3191
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I really like the design of 155 Washington ave. Simple but well thought out. Will be a great addition to that area.
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:03 AM   #3192
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I'm wondering if the flurry of new proposals (except 60 Parris Street) is a direct effect of the proposed changes to the demolition and construction ordinances on Munjoy Hill?
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:24 AM   #3193
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New rendering of the MaineMed expansion

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Old 04-12-2018, 07:50 PM   #3194
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That went up quickly:



And another view of the new Thames streetscape:

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Old 04-19-2018, 10:29 AM   #3195
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A site plan application is in for 46 senior apartments plus ground-floor retail space at 178 Kennebec Street (former public works parking lot, one block north of Bayside Bowl):

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Old 04-19-2018, 10:39 AM   #3196
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A dramatic improvement over that ugly puke green 5 story project originally proposed. Good design and good scale... although I don't know if I'm thrilled about it being marketed for the 55+ community. The Bayside area definitely feels better suited to a younger crowd
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:06 AM   #3197
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A dramatic improvement over that ugly puke green 5 story project originally proposed. Good design and good scale... although I don't know if I'm thrilled about it being marketed for the 55+ community. The Bayside area definitely feels better suited to a younger crowd
I think vibrant neighborhoods have a good demographic mix. And, 55+ is not exactly geriatric, many in that age range are active, still working, have disposable income, and are looking for places to live where they share interests with their neighbors.

I like the triangular layout, although it's more interesting on the short side than on the long side:




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Old 04-19-2018, 02:15 PM   #3198
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Yeah, 7 floors and it will look great from I295.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:25 AM   #3199
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I like the middle picture - it kinda has a flatiron look to it. Great find and proposal.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:56 PM   #3200
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A handful of updated renderings of the proposal for 56 Hampshire Street -- aka "Verdante at Lincoln Park" condos -- in their packet before the Planning Board next week:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/AgendaC...8?fileID=33352

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