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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Just read that the tallest CLT building was recently completed in London at 110 ft and 10 floors. As Cosakita previously mentioned, the tallest in the US just happens to be in the other Portland at 85 ft and 8 floors. However, a 12 story CLT structure was put on hold in Portland due to cost...
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    Dover, NH Development thread

    Nice photos Martin, looks like downtown Dover is in the middle of a mini building boom. Never realized how similar in size Dover (31,800) and Rochester (31,500) are based on the 2018 estimates. In fairness, Rochester is 16 square miles larger in land area which makes Dover the more dense of...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    I was at the site last week and the Cambria Hotel portion was very active. It might be dormant on the Covetrus side because it was several weeks ahead of the hotel construction and it looks like both buildings are partially connected from the renderings. We'll know more in the near future once...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    ^ Agree. The commercial center has definitely shifted towards the Lobsterman Plaza and beyond, However, the Westin, Portland Museum of Art, Longfellow House, 511, One and Two Monument Square, Portland Public Library and City Hall will help keep Congress Street afloat until renovations are...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    The time and temperature sign is on it's last leg and I would imagine a first class renovation to the structure would include a new state of the art LED display with allowance for more digits/letters. A rooftop bar would be a great feature though competing with the Westin and the new Canopy...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    That is the early plan for 465 Congress and I hope it does remain office use. I was just commenting on the cost and difficulty involved when it comes to transforming these classic buildings into class A space. The sentence stating "unique and at a little lower price than nearby offices" makes...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Maine's first two "skyscrapers" gave Portland a cosmopolitan look and feel and are in need of some TLC and will hopefully gain another 50 years of life after the renovations. Numerous buildings from the early 1900's are being transformed around the country into mixed use hospitality, condos and...
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    Portland Jetport

    That will now give Portland 9 airlines serving 22 non stop destinations during the busy summer/fall season. Now if PWM could ever achieve consistent service to Toronto, Montreal or Halifax to make the "international" relevant in the airport's name. Looks like the jetport will end up with a...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Great project but I have always felt that the three residential buildings on Newbury Street look out of place and should have been built as one continuous structure. I do understand the developers efforts to make them blend in more with the north side of the street.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    I love the design of the proposed hotel and agree that it will enhance that portion of Congress Street. It is just not the downtown location I'd choose if I were a visitor to Portland when there are so many other lodging options closer to the Old Port and waterfront.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Odd place for a new hotel PWMFlyer but I'm pleased with any new construction on Congress Street. Guess it will be perfect for visitors who have family or friends that are being cared for at Maine Med.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    There are only three holes (infill) remaining to Franklin Street. The MEMIC parking lot, the small parking lot beside Bill's Pizza and the Standard Baking lot next to the Hilton.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Good news Max, renovations to the exterior of the Holiday Inn is underway again and should be completed by spring.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Your photo really shows the transformation of the Holiday Inn, will be glad when the entire exterior is complete.
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Article today in Mainebiz involving office vacancy rates in Greater Portland mentioned a new mixed-use development at 385 Congress Street. Project is set to potentially include 100,000 square feet of new Class A office space. This is the lot beside City Hall that currently has the former Press...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    ^ Yes, 643,000 is a big number and Portland's CSA also includes Lewiston Auburn in the count but it's no different than the extended geographical boundaries used for every city that warrants a CSA. I agree that Harrison and other outlying towns may not consider themselves part of Greater...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    ^ And it's the 75th largest CSA (Combined Statistical Area) in the country with a population of 643,000. Portland's 108 mile distance from Boston has allowed it historically to maintain is presence as a regional hub where Manchester, Worcester and Lowell/Lawrence are too close to Boston to...
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    Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

    Wouldn't it be nice if 511 Congress Street (pictured) was half the width and twice the height. It would then be very close in height and appearance to Hampshire Plaza in Manchester.
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    Providence Style Old & New

    ^ Agree, though it's a tough call between Providence and Hartford. Hartford's perceived stature by the rest of the country may give it an edge due to it's insurance legacy and I would give Hartford the nod when comparing skylines and density. Hatford is only 17.4 square miles which is a little...
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    Providence Style Old & New

    Worcester's population is only around 5,000 larger than Providence according to the 2018 estimates which is negligible when a city hits the 180,000 threshold in my opinion. I usually use the 1930 census counts when determining actual urban density and clout. That is the benchmark period when...

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