GPCOG’s West End Work Featured in Press Herald

posted on July 24th, 2017

“SOUTH PORTLAND — The West End neighborhood has been disregarded for decades.

Set on a hill west of Interstate 295, far from the city’s prime waterfront neighborhoods, South Portland’s West End is best known for the sprawling Redbank Village housing complex, built for families of World War II shipbuilders, and the Long Creek Youth Development Center, a correctional facility that dates to the 1850s.

The Maine Mall sprang up out of nearby farmland in the late 1960s and developed into one of the busiest shopping destinations in the state. More recently, additional low-income and market-rate apartment complexes, senior housing and condominiums have been built in the neighborhood, attracting immigrants and other newcomers who have helped make the West End the most diverse and dynamic area of the city.”

Read more about GPCOG’s planning work in South Portland’s West End.