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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...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/
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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...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (135)/Comments (0)/
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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...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (129)/Comments (0)/
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Portland developer thinking big as he considers key parcel in Old Port

Portland Press Herald - September 13, 2016

Tim Soley, who owns a number of buildings in the Old Port, is exploring many ideas – including a building 20 or more stories tall – on property near Union and Fore streets.  

Portland developer Tim Soley is exploring options for redeveloping a key parcel of land in the Old Port.  Read more... 

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A Portland developer wants to build Maine’s tallest building

The Express - September 12, 2016

A plot owned by East Brown Cow Management in downtown Portland, where the developer hopes to build the tallest building in Maine. (Jake Bleiberg | BDN)

A local developer wants to give Portland’s skyline more of a big-city look by adding a 23-story skyscraper, which would be Maine’s tallest occupied building by far.  Read more...

Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (210)/Comments (0)/
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Redesign of Portland’s Canal Plaza calls for small building, switch to granite surface

Portland Press Herald - August 11, 2016

Developer Tim Soley plans to refurbish the underutilized open space as part of a move to attract retail tenants and more foot traffic.

Canal Plaza is poised for a multimillion-dollar facelift aimed at making it a more vibrant space.

Owner Tim Soley, of East Brown Cow development company, plans to redesign the plaza, which now contains round concrete planters and tall trees in between three office buildings at Union and Middle streets.   Read more...

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Developer revives office project in South Portland

Keep Me Current - May 19, 2016

For the third time since 2004, local developer Tim Soley is seeking to build an office complex in the Sable Oaks development off Running Hill Road in South Portland.

The idea is to build a campus-style building that would offer on-site parking and easy access, according to Denine Leeman, chief executive officer of Soley’s development company, East Brown Cow.   Read more...

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Scarborough High School, East Brown Cow Management take top honors at 2016 eco-Excellence Awards

ecomaine.org - March 25, 2016

PORTLAND — Scarborough High School’s environmental club ECOS and Portland’s East Brown Cow Management captured the 2016 awards for overall excellence at the eco-Excellence Awards on March 23.

“We are proud to recognize both of these organizations for their notable commitment to environmental sustainability,” ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche said. “Both are fueled by a sense of vision and are walking the talk of the waste hierarchy to leave the smallest carbon footprint in their paths.”  Read more...

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2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award

Becker - November, 2014

The new $14 million, 130-room Hyatt Place hotel on Fore and Union Streets marks a new surge of hotel development in Portland.  The building site — previously a parking lot nestled in the Old Port — conceals a subsurface duct bank which provides power distribution to the peninsula of Portland from the adjacent lot owned by Central Maine Power.  Read more...
Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1724)/Comments (0)/
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Boom Town

The Maine Magazine - November, 2014

The Rise of Commercial Real Estate in Portland

These days, when I visit Portland, I find myself wondering, “When did that get there?” New hotels in the Old Port, townhouses on Munjoy Hill, shops where there once were empty storefronts on Exchange Street, a gussied-up Eastland now transformed into a Westin. I live north of the city, but it’s not like my visits are infrequent. I’m in town several times a week for my son’s Aikido lesson, a visit to Longfellow Books, an event at the nonprofit contemporary arts organization SPACE, or a dinner out with friends. After all, as locals and tourists avow, Portland has a lot to offer. Even so, I find myself surprised. After the doldrums of the recession, Portland feels like a boomtown.   Read more...

Saturday, November 1, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (101)/Comments (0)/
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Hyatt Place hits 200 mark; poised for added growth

Hotel Business - August 7, 2014

Having recently surpassed the 200-hotel milestone, Hyatt Place has certainly reached critical mass.  But with a pace that's set to see one hotel open every two weeks for the remainder of the year, and an even faster pace anticipated for the next year, the select-service brand seems poised to reach even greater heights.  Read more...
Friday, October 31, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1721)/Comments (0)/
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Reflecting Portland: Custom glass features meld new with old buildings

Mainebiz - July 28, 2014

Glass-fronted interlopers are popping up between Portland's quaint brick buildings, and if a Biddeford complex glazing system maker has its way, more architects will design signature elements like its glass crinkle wall at the new Hyatt Place hotel in Portland. Read more...
Monday, July 28, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (2684)/Comments (0)/
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Most Innovative Curtain Wall Project - "Crinkle Wall" at the Hyatt Place

2015 Top Glass Fabricators 5th Annual Special Report - July 6, 2014

The “Crinkle Wall” curtain wall is the signature design element of the Hyatt Place in Portland, Maine. “The expression we were aiming for was that of pleats, or folds, like you’d see in fabric or clothing,” says Tim Hart one of the founding members of Canal 5 Studio, www.canal5studio.com, the project architect. “This, of course, introduces great complexity into the geometries, and ultimately the design, fabrication and installation.”  Read more...

Sunday, July 6, 2014/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1142)/Comments (0)/
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