Lambert Woods 165 Lambert, 622 Auburn and 0 Gray Road (in Falmouth) are three of five parcels chosen by the City of Portland, Maine in 2019 to be redeveloped as mixed income, multigenerational housing. The parcel in Portland’s North Deering Neighborhood is almost 31 acres of wooded land, of which about half is wetlands, and only about 5 acres will be disturbed; the remainder will be conserved and made available to the public through trails. The sites are on either side Washington Ave Extension between two busy arterial roads, Lambert and Auburn Streets and is adjacent to residential areas and light industrial uses. It is about a quarter mile from the Falmouth Spur highway, ¾ of mile from the Falmouth Crossing shopping area, and at terminus of the #9 metro bus line loop, which provides frequent service to all the middle and high schools, services, and downtown area. Maine Cooperative Development Partners were chosen to develop the property in 2020 as a limited equity cooperative neighborhood. The project is expected to be completed in 2024. Currently, Lambert Woods South is expected to be a limited equity cooperative (LEC) neighborhood from the start, and Lambert Woods North is planned to be initially financed using the LIHTC program, then change to a LEC in 15 years.
This is the most recent site plan. The road through the middle is Washington Ave Extension, with Auburn Street on the far right, and Lambert Street on the left. The part north of Washington Ave is called Lambert Woods North, and the south part Lambert Woods South. We expect that the sides will be developed in two stages with separate financing. The square buildings are 10 and 11 unit Community Flats buildings. The Community Flats 10 unit buildings each have a social lobby, a function room, guest room, and a 2BR and 3BR on the first floor; the uppers floors each have two two bedroom and one bedroom units each. The 11 unit buildings has a studio instead of the guest room and function room. The long buildings are Rowhomes; they have 1BR homes on the first floor, and 3BR homes on the second and third floors.
Neighborhood & Resident Meetings
Check back for future meetings as they are scheduled. We look forward to you joining us! Can't attend a meeting? email us with your feedback.
Thursday, August 4, 6pm Neighborhood & Future Residents Meeting Location: In Person or by Zoom. In person: Town and Country Federal Credit Union's branch office at 3 Auburn Street in Portland. The location is on the Northeast Corner of Auburn and Allen, near Shaws and TD Bank at Westgate shopping center. We will have light refreshments We have submitted a site plan for approval by the planning board. At this meeting, we plan to review the site plan briefly, and to review possible pedestrian improvements that could happen along Washington Ave Ext. We hope to work with neighborhood residents and the city to enact some pedestrian improvements. Your participation and advocacy can help make it safer to walk in the neighborhood.
Monday, July 26, 2021 6-8pm at PelotonLabs, 795 Congress Street, "Drink & Crit" : Portland Society of Architecture, MCDP, and PelotonLabs invite the design community and other interested parties to provide feedback on the plans to date.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 7pm: Neighborhood Zoom and Phone Meeting to discuss a proposed zoning map and text amendment to meet the Lambert Woods neighborhood goals to provide housing and conserve habitat.