Tagged: Imaginary Portland Maine

In my imaginary Portland (Portlantis?) I-295 doesn’t cut off Bayside and from Back Cove. You’d be able to follow the rebuilt city crid to the walking and bicycling path there. Deering Oaks Park would meet the University of Southern Maine campus. And Libbytown and St. John’s would connect, and there’d be a continuous block of shops, restaurants and galleries along a streetcar line running to Commercial Street.

Here’s an interesting article from Next American City on removing urban interstate roads:

http://americancity.org/buzz/entry/3378/

And here is the Portland Press-Herald story from a party interested in insuring urban roads are even more inhospitable:

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Ford-leader-says-plan-now-for-future-traffic-jams-.html

In my imaginary Portland there’s a rooftop bar on this building the three-sided bar is under the clock tower clock, and the views of Back Cove, the city, traffic passing on Forest Avenue below, in the summer when sound rises up through the trees and the heat and humidity, is fantastic.

I wonder what it would take to open a rooftop bar here. Is Portland ready for a rooftop bar at Woodford’s?

Update:

It’d have to be family-friendly. Obviously a kitchen on the floor under the roof. And I’m thinking an elevator. Hmmm…