The Deering Place proposal presents an opportunity to preserve, redevelop, and expand aﬀordable housing in a highly desirable and accessible location within Portland, Maine. The development site contains three contiguous lots in a highly walkable area in the historic Parkside neighborhood in downtown Portland. Deering Place is in close proximity to daily amenities and services within the downtown area, which makes it a prime location for housing. MaineHealth, Deering Oaks park, a pharmacy, bus stops, schools, grocery stores, shops and restaurants are all within a half mile.
Deering Place is a 75-unit, mixed-income development that will include a major renovation of 13 existing units and the construction of two new residential buildings on lots adjacent to the existing building. Upon completion, there will be 62 new units. Amenities will include a new community room, laundry rooms, and indoor parking that will be accessible to residents in all buildings. There will be easily-accessible walkways and sitting areas. There is currently a community policing office onsite that will remain.
Deering Place comes at a time when the need for affordable housing in Portland is greater than ever. Affordable apartments will be targeted to individuals and families making between $25,000-60,000.
As of 1/2/19