Islanders Reprieved While Negotiations Underway on Parking Evictions at Ocean Gateway

Sign Outside the Garage From Which About 20 Were Evicted Last Thursday Evening.

Sharoana Cohen has reported tonight to this blogger that the twenty or so who were evicted from the Ocean Gateway parking garage on Fore Street have been given a few days reprieve. City Council Belinda Ray has informed Islanders that the group can continue to use the garage for a day or two while negotiations are underway.

This blogger did hear property owner Jonathan Cohen tell a Portland committee that he’d be interested in making a special deal for Island residents at his yet to be built parking garage at 100 Fore Street, behind the new WEX headquarters building. There didn’t appear to be any follow-up from the Committee.

Please see previous post herein for details on the situation.