Council carves out South Portland quadrant

A city map of the new South Portland quadrant designated by the City Council.

The City Council approved a sixth quadrant of the city known as South Portland on Wednesday. It includes the South Waterfront neighborhood and some adjacent areas.

About 8 percent of Southwest Portland addresses are in the new quadrant. Many of their addresses begin with a zero, creating confusion for 911 dispatchers, emergency responders, and mail and package deliveries.