Groundbreaking Held on Maine's Tallest Building
On October 14, 2021, a groundbreaking was held for the new 263-unit apartment building located on the corner of Temple and Federal Streets in downtown Portland.
The new 190-ft, 18-story building will become the tallest building in Maine, passing Franklin Towers, a 16-story, 175-ft. public housing project.
The 180,000-SF mixed-use building, developed by Redfern Properties, will provide much-needed housing in downtown Portland. The building will include 263 market-rate apartments, a 2,100-SF fitness room, and a commercial office suite, such as a gallery, on the lower level. A 1,500-SF sky lounge with views of the Atlantic Ocean will be built on the top floor. The second floor will feature a 3,000-SF shared lounge with co-working desks and other spaces. A small plaza is designed on the urban site to include benches, a water wall, and plantings.
Located within the Portland Historical district, traditional red Portland brick, granite, and glass will be incorporated into the lower levels. However, the upper section will be constructed of two-story exterior panels with pre-installed windows.
The design team includes Ryan Senatore Architects, Acorn Engineering, and Structural Integrity. Landry/French is serving as the Construction Manager on the $64 million project. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2023.
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