Portland Housing Authority Files to Build Apartment Building at 58 Boyd Street


The Site of a Proposed Six Story Apartment Building on the east end of Portland.

This Building Will be Razed to Allow for the Construction of a six Story Building;  58 Boyd Street.

The Portland Housing Authority has filed an application with the city of Portland to build a six story apartment building on the site of its former administrative offices at 58 Boyd Street on the east end of Portland.  Those offices were recently relocated to a nearby building.

The proposal, on 0.48 acres of land, calls for 23 efficiency apartments, 10 one-bedrooms, 13 two-bedrooms and 9 three-bedroom units.  On site parking for 23 spaces is planned for the west side of the property along Franklin Street.  There will be access from a new driveway off of Boyd Street Extension/Lancaster Street.   The building will also house shared community space, a telemedicine room, bike storage and the offices of Cultivating Community.

According to a letter dated September 29, 2017 to the city’s planning office from Patrick J. Carroll, Carroll Associates, landscape architects, there will be 44 “workforce” units and 10 market rate units in the proposed building.

In June 2017 city planning staff the the planning board unanimously recommended o the City Council certain changes to the City’s zoning code providing height bonuses, density bonuses and other incentives for affordable housing for households earning less than 100% of the Area Median income.  The City Council passed the amendments last month.

For more information on the proposal, please contact Matthew Grooms, planning department, at mgrooms@portlandmaine.gov or by calling him at 207 – 874-8725.