- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Some residents are petitioning for a referendum that could overturn Portland City Council’s decision to grant a rezoning request for the redevelopment of 10 acres on the eastern waterfront.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1GYKona) reports councilors approved the request Tuesday following a public hearing and debate on amendments to limit potential redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex.

A spokeswoman for a group opposing the rezoning said Tuesday some members were displeased with the lack of a compromise to retain views of the harbor. She says 70 people have signed a petition to put the issue up for a vote. A lawsuit is also possible.

Developer designs for the property include residential buildings, offices and a Faneuil Hall-style marketplace.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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