- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of Portland residents is working to fight a ballot question members say could halt development in the city.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1MDaY8L ) Portland’s Future PAC launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat a referendum question that supporters say would stop redevelopment of the Portland Co. site and preserve scenic views.

The PAC’s co-chair, Jess Knox, says the ordinance could put new innovations at risk in an effort to stop one project.

A group called Save the Soul of Portland spurred the referendum and is opposed to the possibility of multistory condominiums. Developer CPB2 hasn’t yet released exact plans for the site.

The referendum would create a process for protecting additional “scenic viewpoints” in the city through rezoning and would require would-be developers to comply with additional restrictions.

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


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