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

Portland Press Herald - April 18, 2017

Author: Kari Jordan/Monday, April 17, 2017/Categories: News

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.
An illustration for Canal Plaza's proposed transformation, which won initial city approval Tuesday, includes a circular, one-story building – to house a cafe or retail store – in the open space at Middle and Union streets in Portland.

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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