"Cover Story" piece on a growing tendency of neighborhoods, particularly in Port
"Cover Story" piece on a growing tendency of neighborhoods, particularly in Portland, to refuse to allow residential development to take place within their borders, which is exacerbating the effects of sprawl. State Planning Office director Evan Richert has been trying to sell the public on his "smart growth" initiatives, which encourage municipalities to create self-contained neighborhoods with a high-density mix of residential and commercial development, but not many neighborhoods are buying it. Residents of Freeport, Falmouth, and the Rosemont, Oakdale, Riverton and Munjoy Hill neighborhoods in Portland have all feuded with developers and city officials over building projects and mixed-use zoning in recent years. Mark Adelson, Portland's director of housing and neighborhood services, believes regional planning among municipalities will be necessary to shape future growth in the Greater Portland area and other population centers in southern Maine.
Cities and towns -- Growth
Williams, Greg, ""Cover Story" piece on a growing tendency of neighborhoods, particularly in Port" (2001). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 4056.