The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a proposed office building in South Portland that would be leased by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
The approval document, posted Wednesday on the DEP website, includes conditions for stormwater management, erosion control and additional soil testing.
ELC Management of Portland, led by Eric and Kenneth Cianchette, plans to construct a $9.8 million, two-story office building that would house the regional offices of DHHS and the state Department of Labor. Both offices are now located in Portland.
The project still needs a subdivision amendment from city officials in Portland and South Portland and a traffic movement permit from the Maine Department of Transportation.