Public Invited to Informational Meeting on Uprades to 468 Commercial Street; Tuesday, February 1st

MDOT Wants to Upgrade the Property

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 693)

Anyone interested is invited to attend an informational meeting to discuss plans for improvements to the Internationl Marine Terminal site located at 468 Commercial Street.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February1st  at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute at 6 pm.  Its address is 350 Commercial Street.

The discussion will focus on the Maine Department of Transportation’s efforts  to complete its transformation from a ferry terminal to a marine freight processing facility operated by the Maine Port Authority.  The meeting is hosted by Winton Scott Architects according to Steven Weatherhead, senior associate.

According to the city of Portland, a major site plan development application was submitted to the city’s planning division by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT).  MDOT is proposing improvements to the Portland International Marine Terminal Facility which will include improvements to the pier, strengthening of soils for container storage and improvements to the layout of the site.  More specifically, the project involved 3 + acres of repavement and drainage work and 5,000 sq ft of pier work.  In addition, a 3,300 sq. ft one story office building will be constructed to house facilitly operations as well as a new 11 space parking lot.  The whole site is +/ _ 1 4 acres.

Plans are available in the Portland Planning Division.  If you have any questions or wish to submit comments, contract Bill Needleman, senior planner at 874-8722 or wbn@portlandmaine.gov.