The most recent study (which was still available on NNEPRA's site at least until the recent redesign) picked "stay at PTC" over moving near the Casco Bay Bridge mainly because of the large impending development at Thompson's Point, including a new arena for the Red Claws. Since then, of course, the Thompson's Point project has changed hands at least once, the emphasis has completely changed, the Red Claws are out of it (and recent versions of the site plan omit any arena) and they are just now completing the first new building on the site, for the Children's Museum. Meanwhile, the Commercial St. site they had looked at is now part of the Eimskip terminal so it's completely off the table, and land on the inland side of Commercial St. that had been bandied about (for those of us who are old-time Mainers, the area where the Freedom Train parked in 1975) is now becoming a new home for the VA clinic. So now they're trying to figure out how to get a spot on the mainline inside I-295, and there's not a whole lot of room to work with.
"...And then I thought, every time some company creates a more powerful locomotive does Superman become more powerful as well or is he stuck at 1938 locomotive power levels?" - A friend of mine elsewhere
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