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Updated 3/18/2020

We wanted to share the steps we are taking to keep you, our employees, and our community safe during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. The safety of our collective East Brown Cow community is always our top priority.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (151)/Comments (0)/
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Portland developer wants the Old Port to grow up

The Portland Phoenix - January 8, 2020

The tallest building in the state could be built in Portland’s Old Port if city councilors approve a proposal to allow developers to build beyond height limits if they create public spaces at ground level.

Tim Soley of East Brown Cow Management, which owns 14 properties in the city, submitted the zoning amendment request Dec. 11, 2019, that would award height bonuses resulting in buildings of up to 299 feet in exchange for open space that would be accessible to the public and preserved through public access easements held by the city. Read more...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (146)/Comments (0)/
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Developer’s request would lay groundwork for Portland’s tallest building

Bangor Daily News - December 20, 2019

A longtime Portland developer and Old Port landowner is requesting a zoning measure that could pave the way for construction of the city’s tallest building. 

Tim Soley of East Brown Cow Management Inc. is asking city planners to award height bonuses to developers in the Old Port area who create publicly accessible open space on their sites and protect that open space with public easements.  

If his request is approved, Soley would be able – and appears ready – to submit plans for a building of more than 20 stories on what’s now a parking lot in the middle of the block bounded by Middle, Exchange, Fore and Union streets. Read more...

Friday, December 27, 2019/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (171)/Comments (0)/
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'Urban inn' opens in historic Portland building

Mainebiz - December 20, 2019

An “urban inn” has opened in Maine’s largest urban area.

Dubbed 121 Middle with an address of, unsurprisingly, 121 Middle St., the inn features 11 rooms on the third floor of the historic Thompson Block in Portland’s Old Port district. Floor plans include two-bedroom apartments, suites and studios, and each unit has a kitchen and living space, according to a news release Thursday. Read more...

Thursday, December 26, 2019/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (145)/Comments (0)/
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Insider Notebook: Restaurant Copper Branch opens at Canal Plaza's 'sculpture' building

Mainebiz - December 11, 2019

Montreal-based Copper Branch, a vegetarian restaurant, opened Wednesday in the glass oval building at 1 Canal Plaza.Chris and Melissa Hooper, of Cape Elizabeth, leased the 1,350-square-foot building last spring from East Brown Cow Management Inc. Mainebiz's Renee Cordes reported on their plans in April. Read more...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (155)/Comments (0)/
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Vegan eatery planned for downtown Portland circular building

Mainebiz - April 8, 2019

The glass circular building at 1 Canal Plaza in downtown Portland is to be transformed into an all-day vegan eatery serving power bowls and other healthy dishes. Chris and Melissa Hooper, husband-and-wife entrepreneurs who will become the building’s first tenants after signing a lease, told Mainebiz they’re targeting a September opening — possibly sooner — for the business.  Read more...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Jessica James/Number of views (73)/Comments (0)/
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Not Your Average Park Bench

Bangor Daily News - August 22, 2017

Freshwater Stone sends a 65-ton megalith to its new home in Portland.

Orland, Maine: Early Thursday morning, three semi-trailers rumbled into the yard of Freshwater Stone to take center stage in Maine’s construction industry for a moment: they were there to transport the three sections of a massive, 130,000-pound stone bench that will be the centerpiece of a renovated courtyard at Canal Plaza in Portland.

Last November, the massive rock was selected personally by the landscape architect in charge, the nationally-known Michael Boucher, along with Canal Plaza’s owner, and Jeff Gammelin, owner of Freshwater Stone and its quarry in Frankfort, Maine. Not Your Average Park Bench 8.21.2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (885)/Comments (0)/
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Innovative roof — Maine's first — installed at Portland's Canal Plaza

Mainebiz - August 17, 2017

Construction of a freestanding concrete building at the Canal Plaza Complex in downtown Portland will incorporate an innovative roof system that's new to Maine.

Consigli Construction in Portland this week installed a Cobiax Technology system that lightens the load of the roof slab and allows the slab to span the distance between exterior walls, as opposed to a conventional slab roof that would require support columns. Read more...

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1211)/Comments (0)/
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ReVision installs first commercial solar parking garage canopy in Maine

Solar Power World - June 5, 2017

ReVision Energy, in partnership with Quest Renewables, recently completed the installation of a 193.63-kW QuadPod solar canopy system atop Portland, Maine’s Fore Street Garage. The system has been producing power since late May. Fore Street Garage is owned by ReVision Energy’s customer, East Brown Cow Management Company. Read more...
Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (898)/Comments (0)/
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Parking garage pulls double duty with solar array

Washington Times - June 4, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A parking garage in Portland, Maine, is doing double duty thanks to a rooftop solar array.

Officials say the Fore Street Parking Garage is now home to 578 solar panels that are providing electricity to the Hyatt Place hotel in the city’s Old Port.

The system was activated in late May. Tim Soley is co-founder of East Brown Cow Management, which owns the parking garage. He tells the Portland Press Herald that he’s “jazzed” about the project.

Fortunat Mueller from Portland-based ReVision Energy said solar panels can make use of wasted space in parking garages. In this case, they also provide additional covered parking on the top of level that otherwise would be exposed to the elements. Read more...

Monday, June 5, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (891)/Comments (0)/
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Old Port parking garage does double duty as solar farm

Portland Press Herald - May 30, 2017

A Portland developer has installed nearly 600 solar panels on an Old Port parking garage with a goal of producing a quarter of the electricity for a nearby hotel.

The rooftop solar array at 425 Fore St., which will produce power for the Hyatt Place Portland Old Port hotel, is the first of its kind in Maine and the largest in Portland, according to Fortunat Mueller, a managing partner at the Portland-based ReVision Energy, which installed the array.  Read more...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (969)/Comments (0)/
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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...
Monday, April 17, 2017/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1795)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1209)/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...

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: Kari Jordan/Number of views (1102)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1181)/Comments (0)/
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