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Project to transform ‘dead space’ at Portland’s Canal Plaza begins

Portland Press Herald - April 18, 2017

The plaza located in the middle of the Old Port will feature new landscaping and a free-standing building that will house a cafe or retail store.

Work crews began a redevelopment of Canal Plaza in the heart of Portland’s Old Port on Monday.

The open plaza next to Middle Street is nestled between tall office buildings and has long featured concrete planters and trees and been used mostly as a cut-through to nearby office buildings and the lower Old Port. Read more...
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Board appointments across the state

Portland Press Herald - September 7, 2016

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
The Opportunity Alliance announced its board of directors for the fiscal year that began on July 1: Thomas Saturley of Tranzon Auction Properties was named chair, Marc Doyon of UNUM was named secretary and Dan Hunter of Gorham Savings Bank was named treasurer.

Also named to the board are: Dr. Rebecca Bloch of Maine Medical Center; Abusana Micky Bondo, Colette Twigg-Rowse, Barbara Schneider and Anita Chandler, community volunteers; Sarah Coupe of the Grace House for Women; Jane Harmon of Key Bank National Association; Jeanne Hulit of Northeast Bank; Chris Jerome of UNUM; Angus S. King III of First Wind; Tom Smith of Summit Energy Solutions; Tim Soley of East Brown Cow Management; Cynthia Tayman-Veroneau of Portside Real Estate Group; Jim Vachon of WEX and Marie-Christine Simbizi and Ann Courtney. Laura Marceau will serve as policy council liaison.  Read more...

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Portland mayor likes the plan to build a downtown skyscraper

Bangor Daily News - September 15, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine — City leaders are welcoming a developer’s early plan for a 23-story building in Portland’s Old Port, making the case that it would boost urban density and help catalyze economic growth.

But skeptics argue the residential building would be ill-placed and open the door to more development that they worry would change the character of the city.  Read more...

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Developer talks about building skyscraper in Portland

WGME - September 13, 2016

A developer in the city is talking about building what would be the tallest building in Maine.
If approved, it could be the state’s first skyscraper.

Tim Soley says this is in the very early stages, and part of a much larger plan to urbanize downtown Portland.

It includes a residential skyscraper that would go near the Key Bank building, and could be much taller than the buildings around it.

Tim Soley says the key to a thriving city, is development, and a big component of his master plan is building up.   Read more...

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Will Portland's Old Port be home to Maine's tallest building?

Maine Biz - September 13, 2016

Tim Soley, the president of East Brown Cow Management, says he has his sights set on constructing Maine's largest building in Portland's Old Port district in the next few years.

The residential building would stand at 23 stories — easily surpassing the 16-story Franklin Towers in Portland — which is the tallest inhabited building in Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News. Soley hopes that the building would be located at the corner of Union Street and Patton Court. Read more...

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