With development booming in Portland, the Historic Preservation Program was very busy in 2016. City staff members have compiled a look back at some recently approved and completed projects in the city's historic districts. The projects range from the very small installation of screening for a new heat pump to large developments like the new residential building on the site of the old Joe's Smoke Shop.
Greater Portland Landmarks attends every meeting of the Portland Historic Preservation Board and comments on many of the applications reviewed by the full board. 2017 is already off to a busy start with proposed new buildings on the lot occupied by the Grand Trunk Railroad building at the corner of Thames and India Streets and the former Rufus Deering parcel on Commercial Street.