Upper West End

Open Issues: 7 Closed Issues: 3,571 Acknowledged Issues: 48
Watching issues created after: 2020-01-14

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  • Noise Archived
    55 Gilman St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland
    Construction is taking place after 11 pm and it's very loud. The crew showed up around 5 pm and began tearing up the street. Why don't they schedule this for daytime hours? This neighborhood has been enduring nonstop construction for months (years in fact) and overnight work should not be allowed.
  • 754 Congress St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland

    The Longfellow hotel construction site has made life on the end of Neal st a constant driving hazard, and is littered with noise pollution 6 days a week for 11 hours a day some days.

    Beyond blocking Neal st, Congress st, and the enterance of neal st - this sit is causing walking hazards as well. I don’t feel I can cross the road safely most of the time near this site.

    Yesterday our road was shut down all day without notice (this happens every few weeks for the last year). Today they have taken over half of Congress st on both sides of Neal st.

    I don’t understand how this crew has such free range over this whole area. A person to direct traffic is needed in the very least.

    It’s already been very disheartening that a new hotel is going in across the street from another hotel - something Portland does not need another of. Especially when this side of town is home so a large community of unhoused individuals. It would be easier to put up with all this inconvience if the construction was for something that benefits our real community instead of another large business distrusting our neighborhood.

  • 268 Spring St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland
    Exterior building materials missing, degrading, falling down. Safety issue for pedestrians, fire hazard for surrounding neighbors due to openings allowing wildlife access into building.
  • Other Archived
    704 Congress St Portland 04102, United States - Portland

    This horrible bright light is now back on at the 7-11…. I had previously put in a “FIX IT” and nothing was done about it but luckily the 7-11 had been boarded up for months and we were free of this light pollution. NOW the store is no longer boarded and this AWFUL light is back on.

    SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO CORRECT THIS.

    THIS IS NOT A STREET LAMP.

    THE LIGHT IS TOO BRIGHT AND SHINING INDISCRIMINATE ALL OVER RATHER THAN HAVING SOME KIND OF SHADE OR COVER TO SHINE THE LIGHT DOWN. This is UNACCEPTABLE.

  • Noise Archived
    211 Danforth St Portland, Maine, 04102 - Portland

    The restaurant THE DANFORTH added an outside speaker to play loud music. It was playing loud music last night (Friday night, October 14th), filling our quiet street.

    THE DANFORTH does not have outside seating, so the speaker and music was not for its customers. The customers were inside. THE DANFORTH thoughtless played echoing music for our street to hear. We didn't ask for that. Our neighbors don't want it.

    We've lived on Danforth Street a while. For example, we can tell you Ruski's is not a problem with noise. The owners and the customers are respectful.

    The problem is THE DANFORTH added an outside speaker, blasts music and disrespects our neighborhood. Bars and restaurants come and go at that location. We don't know if THE DANFORTH will be around next summer, but even if they view it as a short term investment and don't expect to be part of Portland, they need to care about the neighborhood and not act like they are running a bar on Wharf Street.

    Please contact THE DANFORTH and ask them to turn off their outside speaker. This is a quiet residential street. Thank you.

  • 20 Lewis St Portland, ME 04102, USA - Portland
    New gas meter located on street side of house. Should have been installed at side. Sidewalk clearance does not meet ADA requirements. The posts infringe on required minimum clearance for handicapped use of sidewalk. This complaint was previously ignored. I will file a formal grievance regarding Americans With Disabilities Act if the meters and pipes are not relocated in the very near future
  • 59 Bramhall St Portland, Maine, 04102 - Portland
    Outside of building is a pile of cat litter and waste.
  • Police Issue Archived
    696 Congress St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland
    It gets to dark in this area with no street lights and dangerous for police and public at old seven eleven, fix all the street lights ,, it ain’t snowing
  • Police Issue Archived
    Dow St Portland, Maine, 04102 - Portland

    This individual is a frequent visitor to Dow street, usually in the company of one woman or another. My neighbor send my video of the gentleman..he has filmed them on his back steps on Horton Way, selling drugs on a regular basis. They also use our yards and alleyways for public urination, drug use and so on.

    We have done our own research and we believe the man's name may be Donald Elvis Bowden. He was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 5 years by kennebec criminal court in about 2017: Docket Number KENCD-CR-2016-01360. We have kids in this neighborhood. We don't need surly drug dealers using our private spaces as drug staging areas. Can you please remove him and his female assistants/cohorts from our family neighborhood.

    We encountered him today, when he became aggressive toward my wife after she asked him to move along, making lewd sexual comments and harassing her.

  • 699 Congress St Portland 04102, United States - Portland
    Since 7Eleven is being closed there are no lights between hot suppa until Walker Street. As a woman I feel unsafe at night walking in this area
  • 21 Dow St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland

    This home is reported as having 2 units as short term rentals. However, they have at least 3 airbnb listings, and none of them are showing a registration number which is required per city code. The Ashby Team should be able to afford three minimal price of three short term rental registration fees if they are going to take housing away from long-term city residents. Further, they should be following city code and displaying the appropriate registration numbers for each unit.

    As a side note - there are a distressing number of short term rentals on AirBnB which are not displaying their registration numbers, in direct violation to city code.

    (City Code 6-151d. d) Display of Short Term Rental Registration Number Required. Once registration is approved by the City, each short term rental shall be given a registration number, which much be displayed in the rental unit and in any and all advertisements for the rental unit.)

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/48543511
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/51328499
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/51329871

  • Parking Archived
    93 Clark St Portland, ME, 04102, USA - Portland
    Vehicles are allowed to park on Clark Street all the way to the apron of the Dermot Court HOmeowner's Association parking lot. When leaving the lot (as this picture shows) it is impossible to clear on-coming traffic. Last week there was an oversized pick-up truck park in this spot all week and there was no way to see down the street to exit the parking lot. There used to be a sign limiting parking for the last 8-10 feet so you can visibility to turn out into the street but that sign has been gone for awhile now.