South Portland’s Board of Assessment Review unanimously upheld the city’s 2009 assessment of the Maine Mall after a hearing this morning.

General Growth Properties, owner of the Maine Mall, appealed the city’s $242 million assessment of eight properties that make up the Maine Mall. The Chicago-based company claimed the value was  $181 million.

The board voted 5-0 to uphold the city’s assessment. Two board members didn’t vote because they hadn’t been at all of the hearings for the case.

This is the second time General Growth Properties has appealed to the Board of Assessment Review and lost.

Last time, in 2007, the company appealed the local board’s decision to the state Board of Property Tax Review, which also ruled in favor of the city.

The mall owner’s attorney, Jon Goldberg, said this afternoon that he didn’t know yet whether GGP would appeal today’s decision to the state board.