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joan

21 neighbors want the entire park to stay public in Congress Square.

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By joan
I want the entire park to stay public, improved and full of activities. Don't sell any of it!

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Holly Seeliger
Will Kessler
Michael Jay Anthony
Evan McVeigh
Rob Lieber
Jay York
Jaime Parker
amanda
Christopher Patrick Coyne
Tom K.
Nigel Stevens
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wendy stanley
Portland family
Gwynne
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Harlan Baker

The city made a big mistake n selling 2/3 of the Congress Square plaza

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Posted Sep 18, 2013
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Tom K.

Over the objection of more than a dozen residents, the City Council's Housing and Community Development Committee voted 3-1 Wednesday to sell most of a downtown plaza to a developer that wants to build an event center.

The council will vote on the purchase-and-sale agreement Sept. 9, said Councilor Nicholas Mavodones, who chairs the committee.

Under the agreement, Rockbridge Capital would pay about $524,000 for 9,500 square feet of the nearly half-acre plaza at the corner of High and Congress streets.

www.pressherald.com/news/commi...

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Portland committee OKs sale of downtown plaza | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The City Council will vote on the $524,000 agreement for Congress Square Plaza on Sept. 9.

www.pressherald.com/news/commi...

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Posted Aug 22, 2013
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wendy stanley

The meeting last night was very discouraging for me- there is so much public opinion against the sale- we should be the stewards of Public land. I am also bothered by the attitudes of the 3 councilors who voted in favor."development is better" Kevin Donohue was very well spoken in his support of saving our park, representing his constituency. wendy stanley

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Posted Aug 22, 2013
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Tom K.

Some interesting information from today:

f.cl.ly/items/0X3q020F1X1w1T0O...

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Posted Aug 21, 2013
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Gwynne

I want TO ELECT A WHOLE NEW CITY COUNCIL IF THE SQUARE IS SOLD.

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Posted Aug 16, 2013
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Tom K.

Is there discussion that the property would no longer remain public space? Was the proposed hotel event center going to belong to Portland or the hotel operator?

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Posted Aug 7, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 21, 2013

Do you have any new updates, Will?

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 21, 2013
Michael Jay Anthony
Michael Jay Anthony
Sep 24, 2013

The park has been sold. Still some paperwork and approvals needed from the city before it's finalized, but council given the ok.

Posted by Michael Jay Anthony on Sep 24, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Sep 24, 2013

Thanks for the update, Michael!

Posted by Tom K. on Sep 24, 2013
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