Community focused. In this vision, Portland becomes tied together with neighborhood hubs. These centers would be connected by pedestrian focused roads. Between these spaces co-living would rise from the earth rooftop gardens would support our self-sustaining efforts. Waste would be collected in several bins. A clean trash facility would re-use this material.
The old port would remain dense and the focus would be on tourism. Peaks island would be re-developed to support the nearby islands. The maritime industry would thrive with a working dock systems as well as industry only areas.
In the old back bay would be the center for all of Portland. Community day, a monthly event, would b centralized here. This day would see all residents come together to work together.
Other innovations would include energy: Wave, Tidal, Solar, Wind, and Biomass would all be used to help supply our city.
In governance, local officials would discuss most actions with their communities.Polling and information sessions would occur as needed.
A tunnel would be used to break I-295 to allow Portland to flow. Another tunnel would be used to connect Peaks to the mainland, allowing better servicing to the island.
This new Portland would be inclusive, energized, and sustainable. But it would also better connect the community it serves.