Five-story condo development planned at Congress and Washington in Portland

A five-story condominium complex has been proposed for an empty lot at Congress Street and Washington Avenue, next to The Snug pub.

Biddeford-based developer Caleb Johnson, who is doing business as Hayrunner LLC, did not want to comment on the project when reached by phone Friday. However, plans filed at City Hall indicate the $6 million building would have 17 units with two restaurant or retail spaces on the first floor and underground parking.

The development plan calls for a total of 27,600 square feet of floor space, consisting of 11 two-bedroom units, five one-bedroom units and a three-bedroom unit on the upper floors. The fifth-floor would have “a shared amenity space for all residences as well as several private terraces surrounded by a green roof,” according to planning documents.

The project is large enough to trigger the city’s inclusionary zoning ordinance, which requires 10 percent of the units for projects

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