Public Hearing On Plans for Waterfront Property by MDOT – Public Comment To Be Taken; 2/8


Roughly 14 Acres of Waterfront Land Eyed by MDOT

By Carol McCracken  (POst # 695)

The city’s planning board has announced it will be holding a public hearing to consider a proposal by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) at the International Marine Terminal at 468 Commercial Street.  The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, at 6 pm at the City Hall,  Room 209, 2nd floor.  Public comment will be taken at this meeting.

The proposal includes removing portions of existing structures, constructing a 3,300 sq. foot administrative building, a 5,000 sq. ft. pier expansion, lighting, and upgrades to the paving, grading and utilities for the site.  The property encompasses +/- 14 acres of land. The project will be reviewed as a Level III site Plan for compliance with the Land Use Ordinance.

Please see Post # 693, dated January 24, for more information on a public informational meeting on Tuesday, February 1 st, herein.

Plans are available in the Portland PLanning Division, 4th Floor City Hall.  If you wish to submit written comments, address them to William Needelman, Senior Planner, Planning Division, City Hall, 4th floor, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine  04101, contact by phone at 874-8722 or email at  To access agenda materials on-line, please visit the following web address on or after the Friday preceding the meeting date:  hhtp://