Portland Front Street Affordable Housing
Utile is working with the Portland Housing Authority (PHA) on the redevelopment of its Front Street Development, which will provide 113 units of affordable housing in an array of low rise buildings along two blocks near the Back Cove neighborhood of Portland. The buildings and open spaces are arranged to better integrate the development into the fabric and flows of the neighborhood. Catering to families, a significant number of three-, four-, and five-bedroom units will be provided. The project is being designed to be Passive House certified.
This project was the result of Utile’s Strategic Vision for PHA’s entire development portfolio, which aims to structure the growth of the Authority’s over 1,000 units of affordable housing. The plan illustrates conceptual design and financial strategies that will allow the PHA to be creative in meeting the need for more affordable housing in southern Maine.