Portland Housing Authority Strategic Vision Plan wins Maine Smart Growth Award

The Portland Housing Authority (PHA) received a 2018 Maine Smart Growth Award for its Strategic Vision Plan at GrowSmart Maine’s Annual Meeting in Bangor, ME last week. Utile served as PHA’s planning consultant to design the plan, which illustrates conceptual design and financial strategies that will allow PHA to be creative in meeting the need for more affordable housing in southern Maine, and develops strategies for management of the Authority’s entire portfolio of over 1,000 units of affordable housing. Utile is excited to continue working with PHA on the redevelopment of its Front Street Development, which will provide over 100 units of affordable housing in an array of low rise buildings along two blocks near the Back Cove neighborhood of Portland.