Portland City Council approves zoning change to allow Husson expansion

The Associated Press
Posted March 20, 2012, at 6:02 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Husson University’s plans to boost its presence in the Portland area have taken another step forward.

The Bangor-based school on Monday won approval from the Portland City Council to operate a satellite campus on outer Congress Street.

The council cleared Husson’s path by unanimously approving a zoning change to allow colleges, universities and trade schools to operate in the area.

The deal hinges on the site’s current occupant, the local Elks lodge, completing a deal to move to another building.

A university representative tells The Portland Press Herald that if the deal goes through, Husson plans to close its satellite campus near the Maine Mall in South Portland and move those 350 students to the campus in Portland. Enrollment would likely top out at 450 students.

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