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Yard South Cleanup




The South Portland Housing Development Corporation (SPHDC) will hold a public meeting to discuss a Brownfields Cleanup Project at The Yard South site, located at 149 Front Street in South Portland, Maine. This project is funded through Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Subgrants and Loans from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the Greater Portland Council of Governments.

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom teleconferencing ( During this meeting, project representatives will discuss the proposed cleanup plan and funding mechanisms. A draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) report has been prepared, and the remedial plan currently includes site re-grading and construction of soil cover systems, shoreland stabilization, and construction of clean utility corridors. The 30-day public comment period for the Brownfields cleanup plan is between Thursday, April 6 and Monday, May 8, 2023.

An information repository for this project, which includes the draft ABCA, historic environmental reports, and other project information can be viewed on the SPHDC website ( or at Ransom Consulting offices (400 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine) during regular business hours.  For more information, contact Mike Hulsey at SPHDC (207-773-4140, or Jaime Madore at Ransom Consulting (207-772-2891,

Below is the Community Involvement Plan for the Brownfields Cleanup of The Yard South site in South Portland, Maine.

Below is the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives for The Yard South site in South Portland, Maine.

DRAFT ABCA, Yard South, South Portland

A public meeting is expected to be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. There will be a 30-day public comment period following the meeting, ending on May 8, 2023.