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    Shipyard Brewery | Cambria Suites | 86 Newbury Street | Covetrus | 12 Mountfort Street | Portland

    My observation is that they only seem to enforce the underground utilities for new street construction outside of flood zones. So, Hope Ave. in North Deering might have them, but noplace on the peninsula.
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    Infill and Small Developments | Portland

    Great photos today!
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    Crazy Transit Pitches (Maine Edition)

    Before the Downeaster actually went live (so, late 20th Century), and after the plans for an eventual extension to Brunswick came out (meaning Portland wouldn't be the terminus), there was real talk of the route following I-295 to maximize visibility of the train option (Union Branch to Forest...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches (Maine Edition)

    I'll just mention that the extra connector for the Bayside Trail is unnecessary; there is an existing connection that loops under Tukey's Bridge and comes up to connect with the Back Cove Trail sidewalk across the bridge.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches (Maine Edition)

    Other than the Orange Line, the biggest practical issue I see is that the P&R never went under the Turnpike; it was cut off there so you're looking at a new, potentially 25-foot high Turnpike overpass transitioning onto the new Warren Ave. bridge that's probably 10 feet lower than this would...
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    Portland Passenger Rail

    So far as transferring in Boston goes, when I travelled on the Lake Shore, the Portland station attendant literally advised me to use Concord Coach to get to Boston rather than try to make the connection from the Downeaster. If you're traveling light, taking the Orange Line to Back Bay and...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Thanks for the feedback on the food hall... I realize that opening soon probably isn't a good idea but I also have to wonder at their total silence... I would think they'd at least put out a "We're hanging in there and hoping to WOW you when it's safe to do so" on their Instagram or something...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Has anyone heard anything about the food hall? I realize Covid but you'd think they'd say something.
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    Westin Hotel High Street

    Another rooftop bar in Boston that some have said good things about here is the one at the hotel at the Hub on Causeway. I haven't been but it was well spoken of in that thread. Best of luck to the Westin Eastland crew!
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    Rock Row (née The Ridge, née Dirigo Plaza) | Westbrook, ME

    The Starbucks / Big Fin Poke / Firehouse Subs building under construction...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Honestly, given that the majority of people viewing that wall are driving around a hairpin turn (assuming their vehicle is moving), bland is probably best.
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    Westin Hotel High Street

    I believe the Holiday Inn By the Bay turned part of the topmost level of their parking garage into an outdoor deck this summer, but that would be much lower than the Top of the East. I don't think the new Westin deck will be on the actual pool site, though... that was at the far end from the...
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    Potential Soccer Stadium | Portland peninsula

    OK, if we're going to do this... :) My thought is the western portion of Back Cove Park, essentially over the new tanks that are being installed. I was reluctant to say that because I'm dreading a land bank hornet's nest unless "new stadium" qualifies as "athletic contests" in the eyes of the...
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    Potential Soccer Stadium | Portland peninsula

    From the 200 Federal thread: I won't speculate at this time.
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    Infill and Small Developments | Portland

    I saw a notice in this morning's paper, that, apparently following the ReCode effort, the folks at Tony's Donuts have expanded their rezoning application (from B-1 to B-2) to cover everything from Anania's (on the west corner of Bolton and Congress) to the diving school on the corner of Douglass...
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    200 Federal Street | Residential Tower | Portland

    I'd say, wait until there's a firm proposal. Otherwise we might wind up with something like the Boston soccer stadium thread ;) . But, your point is well taken that this isn't the place.
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    200 Federal Street | Residential Tower | Portland

    Fitzpatrick gets a ton of use at the high school level as it is, though, and if they make any substantial improvements to it then it's possible that either the same would have to be done to Memorial Field or Deering would switch to using Fitzpatrick much as they do Hadlock (legally, Deering High...
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    Galt Block

    When I worked at Auto Europe, I thought that building out a front dormer on the 5th floor for a boardroom would have been phenomenal. But AE isn't the "fancy boardroom" type of company, and I wasn't involved at the planning level in any way. (Punched down a lot of Cat 5 cable in that building...
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    Shipyard Brewery | Cambria Suites | 86 Newbury Street | Covetrus | 12 Mountfort Street | Portland

    I have to wonder if the financial morass Covetrus has fallen into has played a part.
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    So, it looks like the awning on the Verizon building is staying put, but they finished the underside with lighting?

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