The original terminal designed in 1988 was less than adequate to serve the nearly one million people who now use the ferry service every year. The waiting and ticketing areas were undersized, and the increased freight became more and more difficult for passengers to get to the boat’s safety.
Landry/French Construction worked closely with the Casco Bay Island Transit District, the design team, the City of Portland, the Maine Department of Transportation, and several other consultants on this much-needed 4,500-SF single-story addition located at the south end of the existing terminal housing a ticket office, waiting area and support spaces.
A portion of the existing terminal superstructure was demolished and moved to allow for the new addition. The new addition features 19-ft-tall exposed steel columns, a cantilevered roof structure, and a large glazed curtain wall, including two oversized bi-fold doors that open the waiting room to the working waterfront.