The Planning Board voted unanimously to grant site plan approvals on Tuesday night. The Portland Press Herald reports:
James Pike, who owns property across the street from the nearby landmark Portland Observatory, said he came to the meeting expecting to be opposed to the project, but admitted to the board he was “very impressed” by the building plans, which use multiple colors and architectural variations to break the space up visually.
The design will be further enhanced by adjusting the decks on St. Lawrence Street.
“I think this is a really fine example of urban in-fill mixed-use development,” agreed Waterville Street resident Peter Bass.
“Yes the massing is large … but I really think the spine of Congress Street can support this massing,” said Planning Board member Jack Soley.
See the complete Portland Press Herald article, Planners OK upscale Munjoy Hill condos, apartment building (1/29/14).
Developers hope to commence sales in late February. The first step will be to contact the people who have registered on the site to be informed when the floor plans and prices are finalized.
Related stories from the Bangor Daily News:
- Controversial project on Portland’s Munjoy Hill given the go-ahead by city planners (1/28/14)
- Portland raises allowable building height to accommodate controversial Munjoy Hill project (12/16/13)