Portland Waterfront’s Marine-Use Rules Questioned

Portland Press Herald: Tenants of the Commercial Street building that houses the Pierce Atwood law firm have filled nearly all of the ground-floor space available for nonmarine uses now that owners of a new gastro-pub have decided to operate on Merrill’s Wharf.

But the space set aside for marine-use tenants remains vacant, despite marketing efforts by the owner’s brokers.

Farther east on Commercial Street, the owners of Maine Wharf, which is being rebuilt, say they’re seeing a similar trend, with high demand from restaurants and other nonmarine users, and little interest from tenants who conduct a marine-related business.

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