Monday, February 21, 2011

Maine: Portland's working waterfront, R.I.P?

Elected officials in Portland, Maine voted in December to undo central planks of the city's working waterfront zoning regime, an epochal change that took place with surprisingly little media and, thus, public attention.

My Talk of Maine piece in the new issue of Down East magazine evaluates the risk to the lobstermen, groundfishermen, and marine-related businesses that presently occupy the wharves of the central waterfront.

For some additional background context on the intersection of policy and politics on the Portland waterfront, start here and continue here.

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