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Portland approves moratorium on waterfront developments

December 18, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council has approved a temporary moratorium on waterfront development.

The 180-day moratorium was approved unanimously Monday night, and will stop further non-marine construction in the city’s waterfront central zone until June 15. The moratorium was proposed due to a clash over a proposed hotel development.

Plans called for the 93-room hotel to sit at the entrance of Fisherman’s Wharf. Fishers objected to the plan, saying the development would push them out of what is supposed to be a working waterfront.

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