Maine Yacht Center

Portland, Maine


To rezone for additional boat storage, seasonal maintenance, repair and parking, and to create an underdrained soil filter system to treat stormwater and a landscape buffer to improve neighborhood aesthetics.

BCE Role

Provided civil and site engineering services, regulatory permitting, stormwater management and construction management.

Worked with attorney Larry Clough to rezone the property from residential use to industrial use. This project removed an existing building and trees, and re-graded the site to use for additional boat storage in winter and to use for overflow parking in the spring and summer months. All work was performed with the requirements and standards of Maine DEP's Best Management Practices for Maine's Boatyards and Marinas as well as its Clean Boatyards and Marinas program.

Project Highlights

  • Rezoned portion of property from Residental Zone to Industrial Zone
  • Added an acre of parking/ winter boat storage
  • Designed treatment to meet Maine DEP standards
  • MYC granted a trail easement to the City of Portland for construction of a new trail
  • MYC contributed to the City of Portland for trail improvements

Related Projects

Keywords: Commercial Site Planning & Design, Redevelopment


  • Maine Yacht Center
  • Portland, Maine

Start to Completion Date

  • Aug, 2009 to Aug, 2010

BCE Services Provided

  • City Rezoning Approvals by City Council
  • Planning Board Site Plan Approval
  • Conceptual Design
  • Project Management
  • Stormwater Retrofit Design
  • Site Grading and Drainage Design
  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control Design
  • Construction Estimate
  • Construction Drawings
  • Construction Management