Portland Landing

As Portland, Maine contends with the realities of climate change, city leadership asked our team to consider climate-mitigating alternative uses for an existing pier which had been used as a surface parking lot for downtown Portland visitors.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, Stantec’s team of landscape architects, engineers, and architects envisioned the transformation of the largely vacant waterfront between downtown Portland and Olmsted’s Eastern Promenade into a series of new public spaces. This transformation included the embedding of resiliency into the park’s design, enabling it to perform as a sponge during a storm event, while also providing an urban greenspace for downtown residents and visitors.

Other Contributors: Amy Seek, Dawei Huang, and Haikun Xu

Work performed at Stantec