Affordable Housing Redevelopment Project

South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) received final Planning Board approval for the redevelopment of the St.John’s Church and school property at 611 Main Street.

The project will be a mixed use, 4-story building with 42 affordable housing apartments on the top three floors and retail/commercial space on the first floor, plus three new residential lots. 

St.Germain Collins is part of the design and permitting team bringing this project to completion in a quick timeframe to help SPHA meet funding application deadlines. The team includes Carroll Associates (landscape architecture & permitting), PDT Architects (architecture), Gorrill-Palmer (traffic) and Titcomb Associates (survey).

Our role has been to:

  • • perform a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) and pre-demolition hazards/asbestos assessment;
  • • provide input on the design process, permitting strategy, and support at the Planning Board; and
  • • engineer site civil features including site grading, utilities and stormwater management.

Future work may entail abatement removal oversight/management and construction oversight.