- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A long-anticipated and much-debated Portland housing development could be changing in scope.

Florida-based developer Federated Companies received approval last year to build more than 440 apartments in three six-story buildings with first floor retail space and a parking garage.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2dOlhI4 ) reports City Manager Jon Jennings told residents that the developer is interested in constructing taller buildings than currently planned and adding hotel and offices uses to the project. Members of a neighborhood association say he made those comments at their annual meeting.

Jennings declined to confirm or elaborate on what he told the association’s members for the Press Herald.

The project has been nearly derailed twice. Once was by a lawsuit and once was over the developer’s previous request to build a hotel.


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