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Old 01-24-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, ME
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I'll be moving to Portland at the end of the month to an apartment with only one reserved parking spot (reserved for my girlfriend of course). Is paying $100 a month at a parking garage my only option? My apartment is located on Longfellow Square and I don't recall if there were any streets in that area with unlimited free parking. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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LOL my son lived very near there maybe a block; one winter his car got crushed under falling ice off the roof of the apt building he lived in. I have no advice but your question reminded me of his car.

Good Luck to you and enjoy your new place!
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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I'll be moving to Portland at the end of the month to an apartment with only one reserved parking spot (reserved for my girlfriend of course). Is paying $100 a month at a parking garage my only option? My apartment is located on Longfellow Square and I don't recall if there were any streets in that area with unlimited free parking. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Call Portland City Hall and ask them for a list of streets around Longfellow Square and the parking regulations that govern that area.

My guess is that if you value the security of your car at all, you will be renting off street parking.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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My only experience comes from working in Monument Square for many years. There is very little, if any free parking in town. Uncovered lots are less expensive than covered garages. Also there's usually a waiting list for covered garages. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I worked in Monument Square as well - small world. The city gradually moved the free parking farther and farther away by adding meters until I had to be in by 7:00 to get a spot and if I had to leave for an appointment, I'd be out of luck.

As for residential parking, there is a sticker program for parts of Portland, your landlord should be able to fill you in. I believe there is street cleaning one night per week and your car needs to be moved or it will be towed. There is also the snow parking bans, in which you have to be in various public lots and out early the next day. $100 a month might be the way to go.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I worked in Monument Square as well - small world. The city gradually moved the free parking farther and farther away by adding meters until I had to be in by 7:00 to get a spot and if I had to leave for an appointment, I'd be out of luck.

As for residential parking, there is a sticker program for parts of Portland, your landlord should be able to fill you in. I believe there is street cleaning one night per week and your car needs to be moved or it will be towed. There is also the snow parking bans, in which you have to be in various public lots and out early the next day. $100 a month might be the way to go.
I was in 2 Monument Square - 7th floor- Advest Inc.

I used to park at the Pearl St lot as it was the least expensive at around $85 per month. I remember working late some nights and coming out to find my truck had been plowed in. Thank you 4wd!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I was in 2 Monument Square - 7th floor- Advest Inc.

I used to park at the Pearl St lot as it was the least expensive at around $85 per month. I remember working late some nights and coming out to find my truck had been plowed in. Thank you 4wd!
I remember your office well. I was on the 6th floor in 1995/1996 and the office was downsized to the 5th floor when my copmany split into 3 in one of the more (in)famous company break ups of the 90s. It is really a small world!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Ships that pass in the night. whofanme and ft lauderdale mermaid
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I remember your office well. I was on the 6th floor in 1995/1996 and the office was downsized to the 5th floor when my copmany split into 3 in one of the more (in)famous company break ups of the 90s. It is really a small world!
Nature of the biz, my friend! We experienced the same thing when an entire partnership walked out (under the cloak of darkness) and went to another firm. Ahhhh, the 90's.....

Yes Elston, I bet cha' WhoFanMe and I rode the elevator together more than once.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Nah, I took the stairs. Just kidding.

I was single for most of that time and would ask a co-worker, who's wife worked at Aetna on the 2nd/3rd floor and had lots of women employees to set me up. It never happened though
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