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2008-10-07 12:00:00

By ELBERT AULL Portland city councilors on Monday approved a controversial $6.5 million hotel-condominium project on Great Diamond Island. The approval means that a grass-roots effort to keep The Inn at Diamond Cove from being built now shifts to Cumberland County Superior Court. David Bateman plans to build a 32-unit hotel-condominium on the site of Fort McKinley in the Diamond Cove neighborhood. Portland seized the crumbling barracks and hospital property in 2005 because of unpaid...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

Concerns about potential threats to water quality, quality of island life, and natural areas designated as "open space" on Great Diamond Island have prompted conservation and sustainable-development organizations to ask the City of Portland, ME, to uphold the agreements that allowed the original development of Diamond Cove to move forward nearly 20 years ago. The Conservation Law Foundation, Island Institute, Friends of Casco Bay, and Maine Audubon have filed documents requesting Portland...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

By ELBERT AULL They packed public meetings, lobbied officials and had advocacy groups write letters on their behalf. Now, a group that is trying to thwart a hotel and condominium development on Great Diamond Island is headed to court. The Friends of Great Diamond Island filed a lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court this week that seeks to block a 32-unit hotel and condominium project on the site of historic Fort McKinley. "We think it really is inconsistent, incongruous with the...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

The newly formed The Friends of Great Diamond Island (The Friends) has filed suit against the Diamond Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) and The Inn At Diamond Cove, LLC to invalidate the controversial vote for a commercial hotel in the Great Diamond Island Fort McKinley Historic District, and to seek enforcement of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Orders on the island. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Maine in Portland, by the plaintiffs, The...


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