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Megan Tan at TEDxDirigo Nov 5

Megan Tan, creator of the highly acclaimed podcast “Millennial” will be one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxDirigo. The TEDxDirigo site tells us “TEDxDirigo Dissonance is a chance to embrace ideas we don’t agree with and examine those we hold as truth.” And their newsletter tells us about Megan Tan and her podcast: The podcast was warmly received in a quickly crowding space. The Guardian reviewed it in May 2015 stating, “[t]his podcast about making your way through your […]

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Sep 15th Shipyard fundraiser for Lincoln Park

Shipyard is throwing a party in its newly expanded tasting room and it’s a benefit for Lincoln Park. Win-win! Tickets are $20 each and will net you two ten-ounce pours, tasty nibbles, a little music, and good time. Proceeds will be put towards the restoration of Lincoln Park. The Shipyard tasting room is in the brewery at 88 Newbury Street, just a block from Luminato. Thursday, September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm Order your tickets and check out the tasting room at Shipyard’s […]

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Will I hear my neighbors?

The developers of Luminato have gone to extremes to assure privacy between floors, where the greatest challenge to controlling sound transmission in condominium buildings exists.  Sound between floors is of two types:  noise that travels through the air, including voices, music, TV, etc. (which is also a concern between units that are side by side) and pounding sounds, primarily neighbors walking on the story above.  Sound through the air is controlled by insulation and isolation, and is aided by bulk.  Pounding […]

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What makes Luminato’s heating and air conditioning “state-of-the-art”?

Energy efficiency is integral to a “state-of-the-art” system. The heat­ing and cooling at Luminato will be provided by a Variable Refrigeration Flow (VRF) system. A refrigerant solution will flow to each unit, providing either heating or cooling at any time, on demand. The returning refrigerant will be “tempered,” which means heated or cooled as necessary by an individual heat pump located outside of the building. This is one of the most energy-efficient ways available today to mechanically heat and cool […]

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A day in the life of a Luminato resident

Condo seekers have a new option in Portland. Situated in the East End, just a stone’s throw from the Old Port, Luminato offers residents the benefits of city living and Maine’s natural beauty. Its open living spaces, soaring ceilings, huge windows, and meticulous design set a new standard for an urban lifestyle in Maine. If you aspire to live, work and play in Portland, here’s how your typical day might unfold: 6:30 AM – Rise and shine It’s a beautiful Maine […]

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Clearing the site for Luminato to rise

Luminato is underway! The building site at the corner of Newbury and Franklin Streets has been cleared to make way for a new residential community. Several unique elements of the existing homes were removed and shared with a family that grew up in this home. Then, the Portland Fire Department used the buildings, uninhabitable for a long time, for training drills. Demolition marks the first phase of the construction of Luminato, and the commencement of Phase Two of sales of new homes. Seven of 24 […]

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What is a “Green Roof?”

A “green roof” is an extension of the existing roof system, and incorporates a high quality water-proofing and root repellant system, a drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium, and plants. A green roof offers a number of public and private benefits. Public benefits include: Aesthetic Improvement Urban greening is an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the built environment. Storm water Management Green roofs store water in the substrate, from which the plants take it up and return […]

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First TEMPOart Installation Announced

TEMPOart, a new public art program that will feature a variety of curated artworks in public “Places of Transition” throughout Portland will present its inaugural installation in Lincoln Park, just a block from Luminato. To be installed this June for approximately one year, the first piece by artist Judith Hoffman aims to engage audiences in the important conversations about Portland’s history and future. Luminato residents will enjoy Judith’s artwork from their homes, as huge windows in every unit overlooks Lincoln […]

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A Developer with a Passion for Energy Efficiency

Luminato residents will appreciate the exceptional dedication to energy efficiency demonstrated by developer Erin Cooperrider. She was recently interviewed by Green Building Advisor about the Village Center Housing Project in Brewer, Maine. A 54,000-square-foot building, it is one of the largest “Passivehaus” housing projects in the country. Erin is development director for Community Housing of Maine, and has recently also joined NewHeight Group, bringing her years of experience in developing residential projects that are affordable energy-efficient  and cutting edge. To learn more […]

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LOUNGE 301 302 303 304 305 306
GUEST ROOM 201 202 203 204 205 206
FITNESS ROOM UPPER LEVEL PARKING
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