Design Principles

  1. Enhance public access to the waterfront across site by fulfilling the Eastern Waterfront Master Plan’s vision of moving the Eastern Prom Trail directly to the waterfront, preserving and accentuating key view corridors, and dramatically increasing public access through the site from Fore Street to the water’s edge.
  2. Restore and invigorate the historic character of the former Portland Company through restoration and adaptive reuse of structures, as well as the incorporation of the site’s history into interpretive design elements of open public spaces at the heart of the development. Incorporate the sites railroad and industrial history into the waterfront park setting.
  3. Respond contextually, focusing on the principles set forth in the Eastern Waterfront Master Plan. Design using appropriate scale, height and character with the goal of welcoming the public into the site, and providing the entire community with direct waterfront access.
  4. Provide a diverse housing supply to the City of Portland with exceptionally designed residential units of varying sizes and finishes, both for sale and for rent, creating a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse neighborhood.
  5. Expand marine-related use on the site, leveraging assets of a world class marina by increasing local transient and seasonal berthing for boaters.
  6. Provide diverse economic stimulus to the City of Portland by creating a lively, all-season, destination catering to the Portland community, local and national retailers, as well as marina and cruise ship tourism.
  7. Create an inviting neighborhood including waterfront restaurants, public amenities and activities as well as open public spaces for Portland residents and visitors to enjoy while also stimulating the local economy
  8. Encourage the development of a waterfront park on the adjacent City-owned waterfront land by seamlessly integrating the design of the 58 Fore Street site’s open spaces and historic core with the proposed waterfront park.