Portland Planning Board recommends zoning changes for Roux Institute redevelopment

The Portland Planning Board is recommending that the city adopt zoning changes requested by the developers of a new graduate school and research center in order to facilitate its construction at the former B&M Baked Beans factory site.

The board voted Tuesday night to recommend to the City Council several changes, including a change to the underlying zoning of the site from I-M – moderate impact industrial – to B-5, a mixed-use designation that broadly permits residential, office, retail, restaurants and low-impact industry. Read more

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