Public Hearing on MDOT Plan for Improvements on Commercial Street; 2/22 – Public Comment Taken


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 713)

The City’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) at the International Marine Terminal, 468 Commercial Street.  The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm at the city hall, room 209, 2nd floor.  Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

The state’s proposal includes removing portions of existing structures, constructing a 3,300 sq. ft. administrative building, a 5,000 sq. ft. pier expansion, lighting  and upgrades to the paing, grading and utilities for the site.  The project will be reviewed as a Level III Site Plan for compliance with the Land Use Ordinance.  There are about 14 acres of land involved.

Plans are available in the Portland Plananing 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 or contacb y phone at 874-8722 or email at l To access materials on-line, please visit the following web address on or after the Friday preceding the meeting date: