West End Place

Portland, Maine


Develop a 4-story project providing 39 modern energy-efficient residential apartments, 2 ground level retail spaces and covered parking.

BCE Role

Provided civil & site design, regulatory permitting, and construction administration.

As part of the developer's intent to comply with the City of Portland's smart growth initiatives, Blais Civil Engineers was retained to provide civil and site engineering services in preparation for their site plan application. West End Place is a mixed-use structure including ground level retail space and covered parking with residential space planned for the upper 3 stories. This project complements the neighborhood in its aesthetic design and functional use.

Project Highlights

  • 50% variance approved for compact vehicle spaces
  • Introduction of U-Car Share to the neighborhood
  • 39,088 sf of building space
  • 8,815 sf covered parking
  • 10,927 sf parking lot with closed drainage system
  • 1,990 sf retail space
  • 24 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments
  • Estimated Cost: $5 Million

Related Projects

Keywords: Residential Subdivisions, Municipal Permitting

Owner & Client

  • Redfern LWS, LLC
  • Portland, Maine

Team Members

  • Ryan Senatore Architecture
  • Soren DeNiord Design Studio
  • Allied Cook

Start to Completion Date

  • Sept, 2012 to July, 2015

BCE Services Provided

  • Grading, Drainage & Utility Design
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Permitting
  • Stormwater Management Report and a Stormwater Maintenance Plan per City of Portland Ordinances
  • Contract Documents
  • Construction Administration