Maine Medical Center Receives Final Approval from City’s Planning Board

Proposed Congress Street Entrance to Expanded and Modernized Maine Medical Center.

The third and final phrase for a new, six-story building has received approval from the Portland Planning Board.  The approval is for Maine Medical Center’s (“MMC”)  $525 million expansion and modernization plan. MMC will expand private room offerings and private state-of-the-art procedure rooms focusing on cardiovascular care.

This approval covers the removal of the Gilman Street garage, MMC’s staff parking facility that has reached the end of its useful life, and MMC’s expansion into that space with a building featuring 64 moden, private patient rooms and nineteen cardiovascular care procedure rooms.  Re-orienting the campus toward Congress Street will help ongoing efforts to revitalize this important city gateway, furthering the goals of the community and the city of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan.

“This is a very important milestone for MMC and for the community and we are extremely pleased to be moving forward,” said Jeff Sanders, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  We’d like to thank the planning  board, planning director, Tuck O’Brion and the planning staff, city councilor Spencer Thibodeau and our neighbors for their diligence and critical work on the transformative project that will certainly be one of Portland’s highlights.”

Please visit post herein dated December 13, 2018, for information on MMC’s just announced investment in neighborhoods and grant program.