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interesting, should give it a read through.

"What the amendment will do, in essence, is allow developers to build on the peninsula at a higher level of density than current zoning laws allow..."

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How recent was this? has there been any change or anything understruction?

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^ the most immediate article above your question was from 2004. there has been plenty proposed, but only a few things have kicked off, and they have been relatively minor. but there was a new 30 unit subsidized apt building built in the hobo jungle by frederick street for the chronically homeless, and they are building between 50-150 (im guessing) units right in the parkside neighborhood, also subsidized i would imagine. some of these are completed and others are being built now. there is a video clip of the ones being built that i posted earlier, right after the eastlan hotel shot. ill repost it in a minute.

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http://www.uvm.edu/~pvenne/urbplnt/100_0203.MOV  here ya go...the new units, about 30 of them, are being constructed toward the end of the clip...there is also a vacant lot that is fenced in where the rest of the project will begin (and already has since the film was taken) to fill in and occupy.

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^ im sorry, i gave the wrong link. here is the correct link.

http://www.uvm.edu/~pvenne/urbplnt/100_0204_0001.MOV

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It's very interesting that the peninsula zoning (as it currently stands) does not allow development that would match what went on in downtown Portland historically. There's a lot of this kind of nonsense in NNE; mostly in smaller towns where people say things like "we must keep our rural character intact" and then impose rules that require 3 acres of land for every new house built. That's the opposite of New England's traditional rural character---what they should allow in these places is dense building in the town center and no building at all in the hinterlands (except for farms and that sort of thing)---what they're doing now is basically guaranteeing sprawl.

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It's very interesting that the peninsula zoning (as it currently stands) does not allow development that would match what went on in downtown Portland historically.  There's a lot of this kind of nonsense in NNE; mostly in smaller towns where people say things like "we must keep our rural character intact" and then impose rules that require 3 acres of land for every new house built.  That's the opposite of New England's traditional rural character---what they should allow in these places is dense building in the town center and no building at all in the hinterlands (except for farms and that sort of thing)---what they're doing now is basically guaranteeing sprawl.

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why cant more people think like you. oh what a wonderful place the world (at least NNE) would be.

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why cant more people think like you.  oh what a wonderful place the world (at least NNE) would be.

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You've never been so right! :lol:

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