Nice! This is the Canopy Hotel, which is really the first piece of the massive Portland Square redevelopment, though it is being separately developed. Commercial Street's building wall is expanding both to the east and west.Construction on the corner of center and comericial getting ready to start
I have been seeing this, and I have no idea what they're doing.Anyone else seen the canal plaza building with bank of Maine in it? The back corner on temple street side has walls smashed out on first floor to make what I'm assuming a retail or restaurant spot. Pretty weird to see as I can remember anything like it. Especially to a building that size
They're just keeping the ground covered until they replant trees in the spring. Sadly not a precursor to a rebuild of Franklin.Also, does anyone know what's going on in the Franklin Street median between Congress and Cumberland? They cut down a bunch of trees, and now there's a tarp-like thing covering a big stretch of the basin between these two streets.
Bear in mind it's right across the street from "The Francis" which opened a couple years ago. And Tandem next door is literally overflowing with tourists every weekend.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.