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  • Anonymous

    I noted the demolition of the Maine Gypsum fiberboard plant in Lisbon falls..and still surrounded by hundreds of pallets of rotting fiber board.

    Glad to see the new team running MSH is lowering the cost of building affordable housing. KUDOS Poliquin

  • Anonymous

    To compare the costs at begining of the process( 2013) to the costs at end of the process( 2012) is comparing apples and oranges. Let see what the “savings” ( costs per unit) are once they have actually chosen (approved) the proposals.
    if all are efficiencies now and all were 3 BRs before; I would fully expect the cost per unit , to be cheaper .

    • Anonymous

      Don’t worry. The voters just voted to go back to the waste and corruption of the Violette and McCormick era so Maine government will be back to wasting/losing/stealing boatloads of money again before you know it.

  • Anonymous

    Though I am very pleased to see unit costs going down by 24%, it will all be for nothing if it is for efficiency apartments that will be of no help to low income families.

  • Anonymous

    ” incentive to drive down the cost per unit” = huge increase in density per project in order to maintain profitability = crowding people too close together

    To every action there is an equal (or greater) opposite reaction.

    • anonme 527

      …or to build garbage that will fall apart within five years because that is what is being paid for. The assumption that a policy to build green is equal to additional expenditure is a complete falsehood and demonstrative of the ignorance present in this administration.
      Maine: moving backward while the civilized world moves forward.

      • Anonymous

        Yup. Maine is moving backward. I’m not so sure about the rest of the World though.

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