WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD…<br />
PART ONE: Characteristics of the Neighborhood<br /><ul><li>Boundaries
History and Heritage
Agriculture/Marine Resources
Economy
Population/Demographics
Land use patterns
Housing
Transportation
Recreation/open space
Public facilities and services
Fiscal Capacity
Recent Trends</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: Boundaries and Terrain<br />
In 1632, George Cleeves built his house in this area, becoming one of the first settlers of Portland.  As the town grew, l...
Area was waterfront property before Commercial Street was built. This is a sketch of the last ship built at Dyer Yards, th...
Shift from shipbuilding to rail led to the building of rail yards such as the Thomas Laughlin Company (pictured here).<br ...
Characteristic: History/HeritageUrban Renewal<br />
Characteristic: HeritageItalian Heritage<br /><ul><li>St.Peter’s Church
 Italian Festival
Micucci’s Market</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: History/Heritage<br />Historic Areas and Landmarks<br /><ul><li>Abyssin...
 William Mundy Block
Portland Freedom Trail
Longfellow birthplace (marker only)</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: Population/DemographicsRace<br />
Characteristic: Population/DemographicsAge<br />
Characteristic: HousingRental vs Owner-Occupied<br />
Characteristic: HousingRent as a Percentage of Income<br />Gross Median Rent in 1999 - $378<br />
Characteristic: Land Use PatternsZoning<br />The Shipyard Brewery site is dominated by the B-5, Urban Commercial Mixed Use...
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Overview of Characteristics and Issues Related to Economic Development in Portland's Vine Deer Chatham Neighborhood

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Brief overview of the assets, demographic traits, and issues facing Portland, Maine's Vine-Deer-Chatham Neighborhood in 2009.

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  • March 1962 – plan to rehabilitate an 80-acre section of the Hill, partly by spot removal of substandard structures, but also by total clearance of 11 acres east of Mountfort Street. By 1967, construction was complete on Munjoy South, a private low-income housing development.
  • 122 families inMunjoy South
  • B1b – Neighborhood BusinessC-44 : Conditional B3 for Jordan Meat FactoryC-55: Conditional B5b for old Village Café siteC-3: Conditional B1 for counseling centerC-47: Village at Ocean Gate condo projectROS: Eastern CemeteryR6, R7: ResidentialBlue Dots: Shoreland zoning
  • About 60% of Munjoy South is open space, but very little of it functions for gathering or recreational use.
  • Overview of Characteristics and Issues Related to Economic Development in Portland's Vine Deer Chatham Neighborhood

    1. 1. WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD…<br />
    2. 2. PART ONE: Characteristics of the Neighborhood<br /><ul><li>Boundaries
    3. 3. History and Heritage
    4. 4. Agriculture/Marine Resources
    5. 5. Economy
    6. 6. Population/Demographics
    7. 7. Land use patterns
    8. 8. Housing
    9. 9. Transportation
    10. 10. Recreation/open space
    11. 11. Public facilities and services
    12. 12. Fiscal Capacity
    13. 13. Recent Trends</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: Boundaries and Terrain<br />
    14. 14. In 1632, George Cleeves built his house in this area, becoming one of the first settlers of Portland. As the town grew, land surrounding India and Middle Streets was densely developed, becoming the heart of the residential section. <br />Characteristic: History/HeritagePortland’s First Residential Neighborhood<br />
    15. 15. Area was waterfront property before Commercial Street was built. This is a sketch of the last ship built at Dyer Yards, the General Warren, being launched from Fore Street, between Hancock and Mountfort Streets. <br />Source: Shettleworth, 1981<br />Characteristic: History/HeritageHistoric Site of Shipbuilding<br />
    16. 16. Shift from shipbuilding to rail led to the building of rail yards such as the Thomas Laughlin Company (pictured here).<br />Characteristic: History/HeritageHistoric Site of Rail Yards<br />
    17. 17. Characteristic: History/HeritageUrban Renewal<br />
    18. 18. Characteristic: HeritageItalian Heritage<br /><ul><li>St.Peter’s Church
    19. 19. Italian Festival
    20. 20. Micucci’s Market</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: History/Heritage<br />Historic Areas and Landmarks<br /><ul><li>Abyssinian Church
    21. 21. William Mundy Block
    22. 22. Portland Freedom Trail
    23. 23. Longfellow birthplace (marker only)</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: Population/DemographicsRace<br />
    24. 24. Characteristic: Population/DemographicsAge<br />
    25. 25. Characteristic: HousingRental vs Owner-Occupied<br />
    26. 26. Characteristic: HousingRent as a Percentage of Income<br />Gross Median Rent in 1999 - $378<br />
    27. 27. Characteristic: Land Use PatternsZoning<br />The Shipyard Brewery site is dominated by the B-5, Urban Commercial Mixed Use Zone . The B-5 encourages under-utilized land on the peninsula to be developed into an efficient mix of uses utilizing an urban form. Light industrial, marine, commercial, and residential uses are all allowed and encouraged.<br />The India Street corridor is dominated by the B-2b, Community Business Zone. The B-2b encourages commercial uses and services serving both the adjoining neighborhoods and the larger community.<br />
    28. 28. Characteristic: EconomyLocal Businesses<br /><ul><li>Cyclemania
    29. 29. Shipyard Brewing Company
    30. 30. Coffee by Design
    31. 31. Micucci’s Market
    32. 32. Amato’s
    33. 33. Norm’s East End Grill
    34. 34. Duck Fat
    35. 35. Ribollita
    36. 36. Rabelais
    37. 37. The Pepperclub
    38. 38. Hugo’s
    39. 39. Dean’s Sweets
    40. 40. The Tackle Shop
    41. 41. Port City Architecture
    42. 42. Two Fat Cats Bakery
    43. 43. Foodworks Wholesome Cuisine
    44. 44. Benkay
    45. 45. Port City Glass
    46. 46. Sangillo’s Tavern
    47. 47. Ferriccha Hair Salon</li></li></ul><li>Characteristic: EconomyClose proximity to Ocean Gateway Terminal and Commercial Street Waterfront<br />Photo by Corey Templeton<br />
    48. 48. Characteristic: Recreation/Open SpacePocket Park<br />
    49. 49. Public Facilities and Services<br />Milestone Foundation<br />Emergency Shelter and Medical Detoxification<br />Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project<br />Coordinates the volunteer efforts of Maine attorneys and community members to help low-income people navigate the civil justice system. <br />
    50. 50. Recent Trends: Infill Development<br />The Bay House – Condominiums with planned occupancy of 2011. “In the heart of Portland’s New Port.<br />The Residence Inn Marriott – Completed in 2009.<br />
    51. 51. PART TWO: Major Issues<br />Infrastructure<br />Significant man-made boundaries limit connectivity<br />Economic<br />High proportion of vacant building and empty lots<br />Failure to capitalize on assets<br />Proximity to waterfront , Commercial Street, Old Port, East End<br />
    52. 52. ISSUE: CONNECTIVITY<br /><ul><li>EDGE OF NEIGHBORHOOD IS BOUNDED BY FRANKLIN ARTERIAL</li></li></ul><li>ISSUE: CONNECTIVITY<br /><ul><li>EDGE OF NEIGHBORHOOD IS BOUNDED BY THE WALL OF THE EASTERN CEMETERY</li></li></ul><li>ISSUE: CONNECTIVITY<br /><ul><li>EDGE OF NEIGHBORHOOD IS</li></ul>BOUNDED BY FENCING<br />
    53. 53. ISSUE: HIGH NUMBER OF VACANT BUILDINGS AND LOTS<br />JORDAN’S MEAT FACTORY: <br /><ul><li>1.74 acres
    54. 54. Owned by Tyson Foods
    55. 55. Currently used for monthly parking</li></li></ul><li>ISSUE: HIGH NUMBER OF VACANT BUILDINGS AND LOTS<br />
    56. 56. ISSUE: FAILURE TO CAPITALIZE ON ASSETS<br /><ul><li> View Corridors</li></li></ul><li>ISSUE: FAILURE TO CAPITALIZE ON ASSETS<br /><ul><li> WATERFRONT VIEWS</li>

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