2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 24 May 2005 06:13:09 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] "Portsmouth shipyard [ME] could give way to condos"
Portsmouth shipyard could give way to condos

May 23, 2005

KITTERY, Maine --Even as the fight to get Portsmouth Naval Shipyard off
the Defense Department's base closure list is just beginning, residents
of the Kittery area are giving thought to ways in which the site can be redeveloped.

Those who remain focused on saving the shipyard say they can see how
278-acre Seavey Island at the mouth of the Piscataqua River could have a
broader appeal.

"It's a beautiful piece of property," said Kittery Town Council
Chairwoman Ann Grinnell.

Ideas for the site along a choice section of the New England coast range
from upscale condominiums and a seaside park to an industrial zone and a
transportation terminal.

But aside from the fate of the shipyard itself, one of the biggest
uncertainties is the island's environmental condition following 200
years of heavy industrial use. Since access to the shipyard is
controlled, few people other than those who work there are even familiar
with the existing facilities and layout.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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