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Szanton Co. breaks ground on Lewiston's Hartley Block project

Laurie Schreiber |

The Szanton Co. broke ground Thursday on The Hartley Block development in downtown Lewiston, which will create 63 residential units and 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.

Seacoast Mission finds new headquarters

The Maine Seacoast Mission will move its headquarters to a multistory building planned for construction in Northeast Harbor.

Lewiston gets $1.3M to improve downtown housing


Lewiston is the first city in Maine to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize its stock of affordable downtown housing.

South Portland curbs short-term rentals in unoccupied homes

South Portland's city council approved an ordinance banning short-term rentals of unoccupied homes in residential neighborhoods.

Spring beckons, but Maine home sales show wintertime jump


The year is off to a strong for Maine's housing market, as the median price for home sales in January was 5.26% above a year earlier.

Lewiston extends developer’s option on Bates Mill No. 5

Developer Tom Platz, who has successfully developed much of Lewiston’s sprawling Bates Mill complex, will have at least three more years to pull off the redevelopment of the largest property, a...

Orvis renews lease on Bow Street in Freeport

The Vermont-based outdoors clothing and fishing outlet, which has been in downtown Freeport since 2013, will continue to occupy 10,000 square feet of space a block east of downtown.

Ocean Gate Plaza's new life is paying off

Maureen Milliken |

The 130,000 square feet in the nine-story building at 511 Congress St. in Portland are spoken for, and a 300-space parking garage is in the works, the result of rebranding and renovations by the...

Pamola Motor Lodge project another piece in Millinocket's recovery

Maureen Milliken |

New owner Chris Carr bought the Central Street fixture in 2016 and hopes to make it a four-season destination, another piece in the town's new economy.

Building Business: A statewide roundup of construction-related news

Mainebiz Staff |

Warren Construction, Freeport, is building the Roux Center for the Environment at Bowdoin College, a 29,000-square-foot building at the corner of Harpswell Road and...