The City of Portland received $2.1 million in federal funding for an open space project on the eastern waterfront.
The project, known as Portland Harbor Common, will be constructed in the area now used for parking and vehicle loading at Ocean Gateway, according to the Parks Commission. The plan is for the 3.5-acre parcel to become greenspace with bike and pedestrian trails, a lawn area, a hardscape surface for events and food trucks and other amenities for public use.
The city and Parks Commission are still in the first phase of this project, with the design and permitting stages expected to happen later this year. Construction is expected to start in 2024.
The city previously allocated $150,000 toward the design when the Council approved more than $30 million in capital improvement projects last March.