City Planning & Historic Preservation Boards Hold Meetings on 58 Fore Street this Week

Portland -  The Portland Planning Board is set to hold a workshop meeting on the Master Development Plan for the 58 Fore Street complex this Tuesday, November 15.

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According to a Planning Board release last week, the site has approximately ten acres located between Fore Street and the Eastern Waterfront. The site's development will be phased with use for commercial, hotel, residential, office, retail, restaurant, marina, and public open spaces. The proposed floor area for use is 958,670 sq. ft. with an additional 435,200 sq. ft. of floor area proposed for structured parking. That would result in a total area of 1,393,879 sq. ft. The proposal is subject to review under the B-6 Eastern Waterfront Mixed Use Zone, the Eastern Waterfront Port Zone, the Shoreland Zone, and the

Master Development Plan standards of the site plan ordinance. A portion of the site is within a historic district and public comments will be taken during the meeting. The workshop is an opportunity for applicant Jim Brady and CPB2, LLC to publicly present the plan before the Board in an informal session. While CPB2 has stated the development will be conducted within the scope of City requirements, several residents have expressed concern over the long-term project. Those concerns center over the height of at least one structure planned for the project, whether or not it meets City code requirements and how that structure might impact public view of the waterfront.

The workshop will be Tuesday, November 15 at 4:30pm in the City Council chamber of City Hall. Plans are available for viewing, in person, in the Planning Division, 4th Floor, City Hall, by referencing Application ID# 2016-224 or CBL # 018 A001001. If you wish to submit written comments, please address them to Christine Grimando, Senior Planner, Planning Division, City Hall, 4th Floor, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101; You may also contact her by phone at (207) 874-8608 or e-mail at cdg@portlandmaine.gov.

Nov. 16th - The Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by CPB2 LLC for preliminary review of the proposed master development plan for redevelopment of the 58 Fore Street Property. The site is located within the Portland Company Historic District boundaries. Public comments will be taken during the meeting. The workshop will be held this Wednesday, November 16 at 5:30pm in City Hall, room 209 on the second floor.