Putting Martin’s Point medical offices, a high-traffic business, at the Hamlin school site is not in South Portland’s best interest. Their plan for 34 employees and six providers with patients scheduled at close intervals from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will bring a lot of traffic to Cottage, Ocean and Sawyer streets.
Creating a green space at this site is a better plan. There is already pressure of overuse at our green-space areas, which means there aren’t enough. Urban development should bring communities together. Big business with big parking lots and high traffic does not.