- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Public comment on the potential rezoning of a Portland complex has come to a close.

Dozens of supporters and opponents lined up in front of City Council to voice their opinions on a proposed zoning change to the Portland Company complex on Fore Street Monday night.

The city provided two overflow rooms to accommodate the three-hour gathering on the heated issue.

Residents of Munjoy Hill have argued against the changes saying it would permit taller buildings that could block views of Casco Bay.

The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce and the property’s former owner favor the plan.

The developer, CPB2, previously released a study that found the project would bring Portland $200 million and create about 1,400 new jobs.

Opponents and supporters expect the council to allow the change.

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