The Casco Bay Transit District has submitted a site plan application for a major expansion of the Ferry Terminal, 56 Commercial Street, on the Portland waterfront. This is the only notice the public will receive and it will be handled internally by the planning staff at city hall.
The proposal is to add a second story on the existing building for office and administrative space, which will add 5,809 ft. of floor space. The proposal also includes extending the existing pier, (don’t know how far), reprogramming marine infrastructure and installing site improvements for traffic/pedestrian circulation, stormwater management and landscaping.
To learn more about this planned expansion, the public is invited to attend a meeting of the Harbor Commission, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The expansion plans will be reviewed extensively by the Commission. The meeting is at the Portland Fish Pier, Trade Center, Suite 105, Portland, and begins at 4:00 pm. The Ferry expansion issue is second on the agenda. The first matter on the agenda is the proposed expansion plans for the Spring Point Marina.
City council member Conservative Nick Mavadones, a/k/a “chicken little – the sky is falling down” is the operations manager at the Ferry. He should be contacted for details on the expansion plans. He is up for re-election and is running against a popular candidate from Munjoy Hill, Joey Brenelle. This blogger supports Joey.