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Zoning Change Sought To Create Portland's Tallest Building

PORTLAND, Maine - A developer is seeking a zoning amendment that could clear the way for the Portland's tallest building and more than 260 apartments. The Portland Press Herald reports that Redfern Properties would be able to build an 18-story apartment building at Temple and Federal streets.

Current zoning allows for a 150-foot-tall building, plus an additional 40-foot architectural cap, which could cover rooftop mechanical and air-handling systems. The amendment would allow Redfern to build a 190-foot-tall building, not including rooftop equipment.

Redfern owner Jonathan Culley said the extra space means additional units to make the project financially viable.