Sunday, May 25, 2014

Under Construction: 2014

Time again for a new entry in my somewhat regular "Under Construction" series which highlights the notable new development around the peninsula. 

First up is the newly opened Courtyard Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront located at 321 Commercial Street. This one is especially noteworthy for me as it features gigantic versions of two of my photos inside. The first one is pictured below in the front lobby. 

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA Courtyard by Marriott 321 Commercial Street Photo by Corey Templeton

And the fitness room has an inspirational photo collage from the 2012 Trail to Ale race which benefits Portland Trails:

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA Courtyard by Marriott 321 Commercial Street Photo by Corey Templeton

Here's the exterior of the Courtyard Marriott. I think the other end of the building has a first floor space for a restaurant to move in as well.

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA Courtyard by Marriott 321 Commercial Street Photo by Corey Templeton

I posted some closer-up shots recently, so here's a further-away shot of the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 433 Fore Street which opened last week:

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA Hyatt Place Hotel 433 Fore Street Photo by Corey Templeton

A stroll up the Hill will lead you to the new 118 on Munjoy Hill project,  a great looking infill building. There was previously a one-story office building with a street-facing parking lot here.  The new building features 12 luxury condos and ground floor retail space.

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA New Housing 118 on Munjoy Hill Photo by Corey Templeton

Meanwhile in the West End, the corner of Pine and Brackett Streets (most recently home a parking lot and vacant house) will be home to West End Place. The place will feature 39 luxury apartments and ground floor retail. 

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA New Housing West End Place Pine and Brackett Street Photo by Corey Templeton

And heading back East, we have 409 Cumberland Avenue, an Avesta Housing project that will offer 46 "affordable apartments" and 11 "market-rate apartments."

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA New Housing Avesta 409 Cumberland Avenue Photo by Corey Templeton

Last, but not least, Munjoy Heights is rising on the slope of Munjoy Hill near Walnut Street and will feature 29 luxury townhomes with pretty nice views of downtown and Back Cove. 

May 2014 Construction in Portland, Maine USA New Housing Munjoy Heights Photo by Corey Templeton