The second phase of an on-going streetscape and site redevelopment project provides streetscape design combining enhanced pedestrian activity with stormwater management and sewer improvements separating over 15 acres of urban development from the City of South Portland’s combined sewer system.
Building on the success of the Knightville Phase I project, and as part of Sebago’s on-going partnership with the City, Sebago Technics was engaged by the City of South Portland Water Resources Protection and Public Works Departments to prepare design plans for combined sewer separation and street reconstruction in the City’s Mill Creek and Knightville Commercial Districts. Sebago Technics’ services included topographic surveys, geotechnical engineering, preparation of construction documents, Natural Resources Protection Act permit applications and full-time resident inspection construction administration services.
Located in part within State Aid Highways, Sebago Technics’ Services included the preparation of grant applications which ultimately secured $500,000 of State Funding through the MaineDOT Municipal Partnership Initiative (MPI) grants. The balance of the project included Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and municipal funding. The sewer separation aspect of the project includes the installation of over 4,700 feet of new storm drains separating over 15 acres of urban development from the City’s combined sewer system.
The street construction work includes sidewalk reconstruction along Ocean Street and Cottage Road from Broadway to Waterman Drive through the center of the Knightville and Mill Creek Districts. The first phase of the project was constructed in 2011 with the second phase completed in 2012. On-going enhancements to the original design and associated neighborhood infrastructure improvements continue and are proposed for the future.