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Shipyard/Vets First Choice project was designed to fit into, transform neighborhood

Maureen Milliken |

Bateman Partners LLC's 86 Newbury project takes mixed use to a whole new level, with everything from a hotel and Shipyard brewery tasting room to Vets First Choice pharmacy, labs and fulfillment.

Housing advocates hail release of $15M senior housing bond

Renee Cordes |

Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday signed an order to start the release of $15 million in affordable housing bonds for seniors as approved by voters in 2015 but held up by her predecessor, Gov. Paul R.

Rockland grapples with opening up neighborhoods to ‘infill’ housing

Laurie Schreiber |

The Rockland City Council is considering an amendment to a zoning ordinance that would allow small accessory and detached residential units, including so-called “tiny homes” less than 400...

WalletHub survey finds Maine is 23rd best state to retire, Florida No. 1

Staff |

A new WalletHub survey listed Maine as the 23rd best state in which to retire, as a strong showing in quality of life was overshadowed by lower marks in terms of affordability.

Report: Bangor housing crisis affects economic development

Laurie Schreiber |

An interim report of the Bangor Housing Work Group has found that Bangor is in the midst of a housing crisis that negatively affects workforce attraction and retention and overall economic...

Casco Systems moves into custom-built Cumberland headquarters

Laurie Schreiber |

The engineering and systems integration firm will occupy 12,000 square feet of the new 20,000-square-foot building, the first phase of a development that also will include townhouses and commercial...

Portland moves forward on tightening working waterfront zoning

Maureen Milliken |

Portland this week will move forward on a proposed zoning amendment that would block uses like hotels on the water side of Commercial Street, a response to backlash to recent waterfront development...

Bucksport businessman to purchase historic Wilson Hall

Laurie Schreiber |

The owner of an ice cream shop in downtown Bucksport has submitted a proposal to buy Wilson Hall, a historic but deteriorating former seminary on Franklin Street.

SMHC plans $34M construction project at Sanford medical center

Staff |

Southern Maine Health Care plans to invest $34 million in construction and upgrades of the SMHC Medical Center in Sanford. The plan includes construction of a new, modern long-term care center for...

Belfast weighs proposal from Tractor Supply involving large commercial lot

Laurie Schreiber |

Belfast received its first application in 11 years for the use of a lot of 84 acres — singularly large for the city — along its Route 3 commercial zoning district. The application, to...