September 11th, 2014

Please send EBNO feedback to this request for support from the city, questions need to be sent to Alex Jaegerman at



From: Alex Jaegerman <>
Date: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 7:12 PM
Subject: City and GPCOG Seeking Planning Grant for East Bayside

As I might have mentioned to you recently, the City and GPCOG are working on a Brownfields Grant from EPA that could fund a substantial neighborhood planning initiative in East Bayside. I am sorry for the short notice, but we need letters of support from potential partners. Attached is a one page project description prepared by Caroline Paras of GPCOG. 

If you are willing to sign onto this project we need a letter on your letterhead as soon as possible, no later than the morning of September 16, as I have to get it to GPCOG on that date. 

Obviously EBNO is a critical partner. I am happy to discuss this with you to clarify the dimensions of the project as we see it. At this point it is pretty conceptual, and if/when we get a grant, we can discuss a mutually agreeable work plan. I see this as complementary to the upcoming efforts to repeat the SDAT that you are currently seeking.

Let me know if this works for you. For context, it was an EPA Brownfields grant that helped us produce the Bayside Vision Plan. The grant request is for around $200,000, and our chances of success are probably pretty good. So this is a potentially great opportunity. 


Alexander Jaegerman, FAICP
Planning Division Director
389 Congress Street, Suite 400
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: (207)874-8724
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September 9th, 2014

Please come join in EBNO’s monthly mtg Sept 16th, 2014 at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St) 7pm. This months agenda includes Board Elections and all neighbors are very much welcome and encouraged to take part. Any neighbor of East Bayside is very much welcome to run for a position, nominate, and or vote.

September 9th, 2014
September 3rd, 2014

Meeting About the Franklin-Margin Way Traffic Congestion

Please come join in problem solving how best to manage the major traffic congestion on the Marginal Way/Franklin Street Intersection.

This meeting will take place at 5:30PM on Thursday September 4th. We will be meeting at Zero Station on 222 Anderson Street. Carol Morris of the Franklin Street Study Public Outreach will help facilitate the meeting.

Please feel free to read this PDF prepared by Ms. Morris about the traffic issues affecting our neighborhood.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at the meeting!

August 18th, 2014

Amendments to the R-6 Residential Zone.

The Planning & Urban Development Department is crafting amendments to the dimensional requirements of the R-6 zone, consistent with the City Council Common Goals and Objectives for 2014 which include amending this portion of the zoning ordinance to allow for greater housing opportunities. The goal of the changes is:

  • to provide for greater housing opportunities
  • to enable infill development on small parcels
  • to have standards in place that make it possible for new construction to be consistent with the historic pattern of development prevalent in the neighborhoods where R-6 is prevalent.

A secondary but important aspect of the amendment is increased clarity of the zoning ordinance through reformatting the dimensional standards into a table, and shortening and simplifying text where possible. 

Alex Jaegerman and Christine Grimando, will be meeting with affected Neighborhood Associations throughout the summer to discuss the changes, answer questions, hear feedback. In the fall they hope to bring forward an amendment to the Housing and Community Development Committee for consideration. Please send comments or questions to them. Alex Jaegerman, Director Planning Division, Email:, Phone: 207-874-8724. Christine Grimando, Senior Planner, Planning Division, Email:, Phone: 207-874-8608.

August 17th, 2014
August 5th, 2014


2014 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT…please join us.
National Night Out | Mayo Street Arts
« All EventsNational Night OutAugust 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMEvent Navigation« Music CampMusic Camp »East Bayside’s annual night out! For one night, neighbors turn off the telly, lock their doors, and enjoy an evening out with neighbors & friends. Come join us for live music, food, a parade, with special guests from East Bayside Neighborhood Organization, The Root Cellar, Mayo Street Arts, and more. Guest Chief Sauschuck, Fire Truck Tours, prizes for the kids, and performances by Club Hip Hop, and Raging Brass Reggae Band!

Parade starts at Mayo Street Arts at 6, party in the Peppermint Park from 6:15-8pm. Free!

August 5th, 2014


Hello East Bayside Neighbors, tonight (August 5, 2014) 6:00pm to 8:30pm, is NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, an annual community event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partners See More
National Night Out
America’s Night Out Against Crime
July 18th, 2014

Planning Board Workshop meeting July 22, 2014

There was a healthy turnout for last Wednesday’s meeting about the proposed Redfern Properties development at 3G’s property on Fox/Anderson St.  Lots of great questions, comments, and thoughts.  City Planner, Nell Donaldson was present and invited written comments/questions about this proposal.  She will be the lead Planner for this application and her contact information is:  All e-mails will be forwarded to the Planning Board.  There is a Planning Board workshop meeting about this proposal Tuesday July 22 at 4pm held at City Hall, Room 209.  Public comment will be taken at this meeting so we encourage you to attend if you can!

July 16th, 2014

Developer’s Neighborhood Meeting Tonight

Hi All! This is a reminder of tonight’s (Wed. July 16th) meeting to hear Redfern Properties’ proposal to develop the parcel where 3G’s Garage (Fox and Anderson Streets) is currently located. The meeting will be at Redfern’s Office at 178 Washington Ave at 6pm. If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to participate in the process we encourage you to write comments to Jean Fraser, City Planner, at:
Photo: Hi All!  This is a reminder of tonight's (Wed. July 16th) meeting to hear Redfern Properties' proposal to develop the parcel where 3G's Garage (Fox and Anderson Streets) is currently located.  The meeting will be at Redfern's Office at 178 Washington Ave at 6pm.  If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to participate in the process we encourage you to write comments to Jean Fraser, City Planner, at:
July 14th, 2014

July 15th Monthly East Bayside Neighborhood Meeting

Please come join in our monthly East Bayside neighborhood meeting Tuesday July 15th, 7pm at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo Street). Lots to talk about including crime watch report.

July 11th, 2014

Neighborhood Meeting for 3G’s Garage Zoning and Development Proposal

Some of you may be following the proposal by Redfern Properties to develop 3G’s Garage on the corner of Fox and Anderson Streets. Please come to the neighborhood meeting which will be held on Wednesday, July 16th at 6pm at Redfern’s office on 178 Washington Ave to hear their proposal, ask questions, and gain more information. When considering an application for a zoning change the City of Portland requires applicants to hold a neighborhood meeting to get feedback. Minutes will be taken and submitted to the Planning Board. Here is the invitation from Redfern Properties that went out to property owners in the area. Renters, however, do not get these notices so we want to ensure that all community members know about this!

East Bayside Neighborhood Organization's photo.
East Bayside Neighborhood Organization's photo.
June 6th, 2014


Today, Friday JUNE 6th, at 2:30 the East Bayside Community Policing Center, 44 Mayo St. a few concerned East Bayside residents and property owners will be meeting with our community policing coordinator and senior lead officer to discuss problems with INTOXICATED MEN LOITERING, TRESPASSING, DRINKING IN PUBLIC, URINATING, and HARASSING RESIDENTS on Cumberland Ave. between Boyd St. and Smith St. (around the Bayside Variety store). 

This has been happening on a daily basis and we are hoping to develop a specific plan to address these problems. EVERYONE is welcome to attend.

May 20th, 2014

Come to tonights EBNO monthly meeting May 20th 7pm at Mayo Street Arts.  Jonathan Cully of Redfern Properties LLC who is purchasing the 3Gs property (includes small red brick building) will be there. It’s an opportunity to listen and ask questions about what sort of development Redfern intends on building. View current projects

May 20th, 2014
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Please join us at the Mayo Street Arts Building at 10 Mayo Street every third Tuesday of the month for our monthly meeting. We begin our meeting at 7PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

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