The city of South Portland is looking for ways to modernize the Knightville neighborhood while increasing commercial and residential spaces.
Peter Stanton, the chairperson of a committee charged with researching the issue, says the area used to serve as a connection to Portland, but when the Casco Bay Bridge was built, they lost that connection.
Now they’re looking to give property owners a chance to modernize.
“We want to keep it a small, local feel, but still give people incentives to create more housing, to redevelop store fronts and bring in more local services,” Stanton said.
“Create a little more yards, so that’s on the residential side of things. As well as a little increased residential density in those commercial zones for the ability for property owners to add an additional unit financial viable for them,” said community planner Justin Barker.
The committee will present the zoning proposal in a workshop on Dec. 13.
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