markhb wrote:In reference to the Suburban Propane property here is this October 21, 2013 article from the Bangor Daily News that I came across while doing some research:gokeefe wrote:Like some I wonder if the City, with the support of MDOT will make an attempt to build a new "landmark" station as a replacement of sorts for Union Station. The amount of land available for this project at Thompson's Point is substantially more than would have been available elsewhere, especially as the Downeaster prepares to move their layover facilities to Brunswick.It's definitely worth noting that the current plans for the Thompson's Point project, with the Red Claws arena and the parking garage moved to the Suburban Propane property, show a "future skybridge" aimed towards the parking lot adjacent to the current PTC. My assumption is that that is the intended location for a new station. With all maintenance and overnighting moved to Brunswick, that would (I think) give them room to build a 2-track layout with a center platform, which I believe is NNEPRA's goal.
PORTLAND, Maine — Portland city councilors agreed on Monday night to sell three acres to developers working on the long-awaited Thompson’s Point project, a step seen as necessary in helping the $100-plus-million multi-use development advance.Looks as if things continue to move forward. I would imagine we will see construction starting in the spring.
In a series of moves at its Monday night meeting, the Portland council sold approximately three acres of city property on Riverside Street to Thompson’s Point Development Co. Inc. for $285,000, and then gave first reading to proposed changes to a tax deal with the developers that would reroute nearly $33 million in new property tax revenues over 30 years back into the project.
Combined, the moves allow the developers to relocate Suburban Propane from the high-value Thompson’s Point lot to the Riverside Street property — clearing the way for an event center and parking garage.
The $105 million project, known as the Forefront at Thompson’s Point, will also include two office buildings, at least one restaurant, a sports medicine lab and a hotel, among other things.