Three blocks northwest from the Cocheco waterfalls, this development is arising on a former narrow, triangular parking lot sitting between active railroad tracks and the downtown.
Having stores on both sides of the street should be more inviting to pedestrians and definitively anchor the north end of the downtown. The two buildings already make the street look more urban rather than fading away to one side.
It also gives the central business district more width than the Central Avenue spine alone. I am curious to see how it will appear fully clothed.
The Amtrak station is a block to the left, just out of sight, across from St. Mary church.