52 Hanover Street Conversion Goes to Planning Board


52 Hanover Street as it Looked Recently formerly a Public Works Building. On The Day This Photo was Taken Whip Hubley, an Employee of “Barrett Made” Was Inside “Chopping Wood.”  Hubley Was an Actor in the Movie “Top Gun” Years Ago.

the Proposed New 171 Unit Building That Would Replace 52 Hanover Street.

Back in the day, 52 Hanover Street was a city garage used for the storage and maintenance of vehicles – including police cars.

Tomorrow evening the former “fleet services” building will go before the planning board for a public hearing on its current proposal submitted to the city last September by Will Savage, owner, of Acorn Engineering, calls for the existing building to be demolished and replaced with a six-story 171 residential unit building.  Plans call for 17 workforce housing units on site.  Four retail units with patio space are proposed on the ground levels.

Originally Tom Watson of Port Property, owner of 52 Hanover Street, intended to convert this property to studios for artists.  However, he changed his plans to be converted to housing units.

The subject is expected to appear on the Planning Board around 6:45 pm Tuesday evening.

For more information contact city planner James Dealaman 207 – 874-8721 or: jjdealaman@portlandmaine.gov

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