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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Housing Committee Chairs Present Proposal to Address Housing Insecurity Issues

The Chairs of the Portland City Council’s Housing Committee, Councilor Jill Duson (Chair) and Councilor David Brenerman (Vice-Chair), will present a set of proposals to address housing insecurity issues to the full Committee at its Wednesday night meeting...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Committee Recommends Portland Become First City in Maine to Require Benchmarking of Buildings

The City Council’s Energy & Sustainability Committee voted Wednesday night, 2-1, in favor of the proposed Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance, recommending that it be sent for a vote of the full Council. The proposal is for an ordinance that wo...Read on...

Draft Ordinance
Posted on: September 22, 2016

City & Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Asking Citizens to Report Dead Birds

The City of Portland and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking the public to report any dead birds they may find in the Portland area by calling 207-592-0605.

Over the past three weeks, 36 dead juvenile herring gulls were coll...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team & Artist to Visit Portland for Storefront Workshop October 4 - 6th

The Congress Square redesign team, WRT, and artist Sarah Sze will be in Portland for a Storefront Workshop to develop design concepts from October 4 through October 6.

How the public can participate: Each evening from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM there will be a...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Portland Celebrates PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 16

On Friday September 16th, Portland artists, businesses, activists, and citizens will participate in an international event called “PARK(ing) Day,” temporarily transforming at least eight downtown parking spaces into public parks and social spaces. Mayor S...Read on...

PARK(ing) Day Event Info
Posted on: September 14, 2016

Reconstruction of City Hall's Myrtle Street Entrance Ramp Starts September 21

Removal and reconstruction of the Myrtle Street entrance ramp to City Hall is scheduled to begin September 21, 2016. During construction the Myrtle Street entrance will be closed. Temporary ADA access will be installed at the front of City Hall. The com...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Overdose Prevention Project to Host Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on September 16

In honor of National Recovery Month, the Overdose Prevention Project will be hosting a Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland. Wellness and recovery resource...Read on...

Overdose Prevention Project
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Stroudwater Fore River Bridge Resurfacing Project Starts September 15

The Maine Department of Transportation will begin the Stroudwater Fore River Bridge resurfacing project on outer Congress Street on Thursday, September 15. The project will replace the deteriorated wearing surface so that the bridge remains stable. The co...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Portland Police & Maine Leadership Institute Announce SEALSFit “9”

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that the ninth class of Portland-area high school students to participate in SEALSFit will begin meeting this month. SEALSFit is an intensive seven week experiential...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours in September & October

Beginning September 13th, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city. Dubbing the effort "Strimling on the Street," the meeting times are designed to engage Portland residents as they go about the...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Portland to Host International Stormwater Management Conference Next Week

The International Low Impact Development Conference, a three-day event held in a different city around the country each year, will take place in Portland from August 29-31 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. The conference is attended by 300-500 engineers, reg...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Register Now for the Next R.A.D. Training Class - Classes Start September 6

The next R.A.D. (rape aggression defense) Training class starts on September 6th. Classes will be held on September 6, 8, 13 and 15 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and on the 17 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The deadline to register is August 31. Registration can be ...Read on...

RAD Training Registration Form
Posted on: August 23, 2016

City to Host Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Informational Meeting August 24

The City of Portland will host an informational meeting - open to the public - regarding the Police Citizens Review Subcommittee on August 24, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at City Hall in Room 209. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck, Kelly McDonald, the chair of ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 9, 2016

City Selects Five Artists for Utility Box Project

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced an open call for artists back in June to submit their proposed designs for enhancing...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Two Opportunities for Public to Weigh in on Woodfords Corner Public Art

The Portland Public Art Committee is announcing two opportunities for the public to hear a presentation and provide feedback for public art concepts at Woodfords Corner by the artist Aaron Stephan.

Tuesday, August 16th
6:00 – 8:00pmWoodfords Club...Read on...

Woodfords Corner Project Webpage
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Portland Seeks New City Tax Assessor; Rick Blackburn Set to Retire After 37 Years

The City of Portland is currently seeking a new tax assessor as Rick Blackburn is set to retire at the end of this month following 37 years of outstanding and meritorious service to the residents of Portland. Applications for the City Tax Assessor positio...Read on...

Tax Assessor Job Description
Posted on: July 26, 2016

July 28 Baxter Woods Pond Project Public Meeting Postponed

The City of Portland Public Works Department would like to inform you that the Neighborhood Meeting that was scheduled to discuss the Baxter Woods Pond project on July 28, 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. The City is currently in the process of evalu...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Grant Applications Now Available for Non-Profits Seeking Economic Development Matching Funds

Non-profit organizations wishing to seek grant funding from the next round of the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP) need to apply by September 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM. PEDPIP provides non-profits and the City with matching gr...Read on...

Guidelines & Grant Application
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: July 14, 2016

City Seeks Expansion of Bike Corral Program - New One Installed on Washington Avenue

The City of Portland is asking for business, non-profit and neighborhood sponsors to help expand its successful bike corral program. Current sponsors include local businesses such as Arabica Coffee and the Thirsty Pig that signed up in the 2014 and 2015 ...Read on...

Bike Corral Application
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Fire Participates in Sea Dogs’ First Responder Appreciation Night

The Portland Fire Department will be participating in Norris Inc.’s First Responder Appreciation Night tomorrow, Friday, July 22, at 7:00 PM, at the Portland Sea Dogs game as they take on the Binghamton Mets. Norris Inc. and the Sea Dogs will be celebrati...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Energy & Sustainability Committee Sends Ocean Avenue Solar Proposal to Full Council

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Council’s Energy and Sustainability Committee heard a presentation and accepted public comments on the proposed plans to build a solar array at the former Ocean Avenue Landfill site. The Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to forw...Read on...

Energy & Sustainability Committee Info
Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeks Citizens to Complete Internet Services Survey

The City of Portland is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey on their current internet services. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, will help the City and network developers plan for potential improvements to inter...Read on...

Survey
Posted on: July 19, 2016

New 21+ Age Requirement to Purchase Tobacco Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Portland

On June 20, 2016, the Portland City Council voted in favor of raising the Minimum Legal Sale Age (MLSA) for tobacco products referenced in Chapter 17, Article V of City of Portland Code of Ordinances, from 18 to 21 years of age. The change goes into effec...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Portland Leaders Join Together to Make a Commitment to Peace

Portland leaders will join together on July 12 at 5:30 PM to make a commitment to peace. The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, will host a community gathering with various city, community, and reli...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

City Clerk Reminds Residents that Nomination Papers are Now Available

The City Clerk’s office is reminding residents that nomination papers are now available for the following open municipal seats: City Council District 3, City Council At-Large, School Board District 3, School Board At-Large (2 seats), Peaks Island Council...Read on...

November Municipal Election Info
Posted on: June 29, 2016

City’s Successful Street Sweeping Program Collects 1,000+ Tons of Debris to Protect Casco Bay

Cleaner streets = a cleaner bay. The City of Portland's successful street sweeping program has collected a total of 1,108 tons of debris thus far in calendar year 2016 from across the city. This collection is critical to protecting the Bay and Portland’s...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire Danger Likely High Over July 4th Weekend - Plus Reminder that Fireworks are Prohibited

The Portland Fire Department wants to make citizens and visitors aware of the fire danger in the State of Maine. The Maine Forest Service is reporting that the fire danger in Zone 1 is currently Moderate with the expectation of it moving to High over the ...Read on...

Outdoor Burning Info
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

India Street Public Health Center is Open with Regular Hours

The India Street Public Health Center, located at 103 India Street, is still open with regular hours for the needle exchange, STD clinic, Positive Health Care (until December 2016), and the Portland Community Free Clinic. For details about a specific serv...Read on...

India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Official State Primary Election Results

Official state primary election results from the June 14 election can be found here.

Posted on: June 10, 2016

City Announces Open Call for Public Art on Utility Boxes

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announce an open call for artists to submit their proposed designs for enhancing public utilit...Read on...

Utility Box Art Application
Posted on: June 9, 2016

City Receives $10,000 to Support Reduced Tobacco Use

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that its Family Health Program’s Maternal and Child Health Program has been awarded $10,000 by the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) through funding from Anthem Blue Cross Blue S...Read on...

Maternal & Child Health Program
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: June 2, 2016

City Manager Announces New Public Works Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Christopher C. Branch, P.E., to serve as its next Public Works Director. The City Council is slated to vote on his appointment at its June 6 meeting. If he is approved, he will begin work on...Read on...

Public Works Department
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Porcupine Sculpture Donated to Jetport

The Portland International Jetport today announced that June LaCombe has made a generous donation to the Jetport, restoring a popular sculpture piece on the Jetport access road. Ms. LaCombe has donated a porcupine sculpture by artist Wendy Klemperer to re...Read on...

Portland International Jetport
Posted on: May 27, 2016

City Establishes New Space for Art Vendors During Large Cruise Ship Visits

The City of Portland, in order to ensure a safe and successful cruise ship season, is establishing a new space for art vendors to sell their wares on days when cruise ships are scheduled to be in port with more than 1,000 passengers. The Waterfront Market...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: May 18, 2016

Portland Honored with 'Playful City' Designation

Portland is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the first time! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playab...Read on...

Playful City USA
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Project Selected to Receive $25,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 64 awards totaling $4.3 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee and the Fr...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: May 10, 2016

School Budget Referendum Results

The official results for the Portland Public Schools budget referendum can be seen here.

Mayor Ethan Strimling issued the following statement in reaction to the results:

"I'm very pleased the people of Portland have passed the school budget. ...Read on...

City Clerk's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2016

2016 Cruise Season Begins this Sunday, May 8

The 2016 cruise season begins this Sunday with the arrival of roughly 1,100 passengers aboard the Balmoral. The City’s port will host 76 cruise ship visits this year with, for the first time, more than 100,000 passengers between May and October. The 76 sh...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Third Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start Sunday, May 1

The third season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 1, 2016. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recre...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Mayor & Council Seek to Restrict Staff Travel to States with Discriminatory Legislation

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the entire City Council plan to introduce a resolution at the April 25, 2016 meeting asking the City Manager to restrict travel to states, such as North Carolina and Mississippi, that enact discriminatory legislation against the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

City Announces Congress Square Redesign Finalists

The Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that four design teams have been selected as finalists for the Congress Square Redesign project. Of the 12 submissions received for the design contract, four will proceed to round two ...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City Working with Bay Ferries to Continue Portland-Yarmouth Ferry Service

City officials announced today that they are in negotiations with Bay Ferries for Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service now that Canadian officials announced a vessel has been secured. Details regarding the 2016 departure schedule have yet to be final...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Portland Disability Advisory Committee Announces New Co-Chairs & City Support Staff

After a span of transition, the City of Portland introduces the Portland Disability Advisory Committee with Co-chairs, Renée Berry-Huffman and Karen Perry. Committee members include representation from Alpha One, Disability Rights Center, The Iris Network...Read on...

Disability Advisory Committee Information
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Riverside Golf Course Hires Abby Spector as New Pro

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired PGA member and seven time women’s Maine State Amateur Champion, Abby Spector, to serve as the new Golf Pro at the Riverside Golf Course. Spector will run Riverside’s junior golf program, adult ...Read on...

Riverside Golf Course
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Forest Avenue Rezoning - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Neighborhood Mtg. to be held tonight will be held at MERRILL AUDITORIUM, REHEARSAL HALL, MYRTLE STREET. PLEASE ENTER THE BUILDING ON MYRTLE STREET.

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the City of Portland...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

New HIRE Program Gets GA Clients Out of Poverty and Into Self Sufficiency

The City of Portland’s new HIRE -- Helping Individuals Regain Employment -- program is working to get General Assistance (GA) recipients who are stuck in a cycle of needing emergency assistance out of poverty and into self sufficiency. The program identif...Read on...

Social Services Division
Posted on: February 29, 2016

Preservation Plans Underway for Fort Gorges

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Fort Gorges will be receiving some much needed attention in the very near future. The City, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Friends of Fort Gorges are embarking on a public-private partnership to impro...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

S&P Updates Credit Rating Outlook for Portland to "Positive", Reaffirms 'AA' Rating

The City of Portland received some great financial news yesterday. The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") updated their outlook for the City from "stable" to "positive" and affirmed their 'AA' long-term rating...Read on...

Budget & Financial Info
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Receives National Honors for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity - Ranks #1 in Country

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of Portland for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Mayor Delivers State of the City

Mayor Ethan Strimling delivered his first State of the City address last night during a special City Council meeting. The address highlighted the Council’s committee goals for the year and outlined the Mayor’s vision for his four-year term. When creating ...Read on...

Mayor's Office - Read Full State of the City
Posted on: January 13, 2016

New Temporary Locations for Silver Bullet Recycling Containers

The City’s Public Works department will be temporarily relocating the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Somerset Street to two new locations on Friday, January 15. Four of the “silver bullet” containers will be placed ...Read on...

Trash & Recycling Info
Posted on: December 2, 2015

Portland Launches New Program to Help Address Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The City of Portland, through the Portland Police Department, is launching a new initiative to help address the significant increase in drug overdoses and deaths in the community. Maine, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing a public health c...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Releases RFP Seeking Fiber Optic Connectivity for New Canco Road Facilities & Open Network

Update: RFP due date/pre-proposal meeting are postponed to a future as-yet unknown date.

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...


Posted on: July 28, 2015

98 Washington Avenue - Change of Use - Multi Family

98 WASHINGTON AVENUE

To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by Mount Joy LLC to replace the offices on the second and third floor with a dwelling unit on...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2015

1303 Forest Avenue - Change of Use - Multi Family

To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by Frank Pierobello to build an addition to an existing two family home to add a third dwelling unit at 1303 Forest A...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

77 Danforth Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Unit

EAST DANFORTH LLC owner of the property located at 77 DANFORTH STREET, has submitted an application to legalize 1 (one) existing non-conforming dwelling unit for a total of 9 (nine) dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted i...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

67 Danforth Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

EAST DANFORTH LLC owner of the property located at 67 DANFORTH STREET, has submitted an application to legalize 2 (two) existing non-conforming dwelling units for a total of 7 (seven) dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

28 Winthrop Street - New Single Family Home

To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by to build a new single family home at 28 WINTHROP STREET.

In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordinance, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

30 Deering Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

THOMAS REED HOUSE LLC owner of the property located at 30 DEERING ST, has submitted an application to legalize 13 existing non-conforming dwelling units for a total of 18 dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted if the appli...Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

City Clerk Reminds Residents that Nomination Papers are Now Available

The City Clerk’s office is reminding residents that nomination papers are now available for the following open municipal seats: City Council District 3, City Council At-Large, School Board District 3, School Board At-Large (2 seats), Peaks Island Council...Read on...

November Municipal Election Info
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Official State Primary Election Results

Unofficial state primary election results from the June 14 election can be found here.

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Official School Budget Referendum Results

The official results for the Portland Public Schools budget referendum can be seen here.

Mayor Ethan Strimling issued the following statement in reaction to the results:

"I'm very pleased the people of Portland have passed the school budget. ...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2016

Polling Location News

Voting Location News:

Effective Feb. 2016 District 5-1 Voters your polling place is now Deering High School Gymnasium-370 Stevens Ave (access located off Leland Street parking lot entrance)

For the April 5, 2016 Hall School Referendum Only: Distric...Read on...


Posted on: July 20, 2016

Food Truck Regulations revised to ease regulatory burden

A "base station" was redefined in Portland City Code Chapter 11 to make it clear that it must be a licensed commercial kitchen for food to be prepared there for a food truck. Also, the term "Commissary" replaced the term "Communi...Read on...

Order 304-15/16
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Sale of tobacco products prohibited to persons under 21

The City Council voted unanimously on June 20, 2016, to prohibit the sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products to anyone under 21. City Code Chapter 17 defines tobacco products as: "Tobacco or tobacco product means any form of tobacco, including...Read on...

Order 303-15/16
Posted on: July 8, 2016

Traffic Engineer Authorized to Change Two Parking Spaces Per Block

The Traffic Engineer is authorized to change two parking spaces per block in a twelve-month period and also to add pedestrian crossings or improvements like curb extensions. Although City Council approval is not required, review and approval by the direc...Read on...

See Section 28-24
Posted on: May 4, 2016

New Rules for the Sale of Tax-Acquired Property

Following a process set out in state statute and in its own Rules for the Sale of Tax-Acquired and City-Owned Property (Order 190-15/16 at http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/12317), the City Manager is now authorized to approve some sales o...Read on...

Order 191-15/16
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Licenses Required for Tour Companies and Breweries

Licenses for breweries, wineries and distilleries cost $500. Tour companies licenses cost $300, plus $30.00 per vehicle or per operator.

The two orders that added these requirements to Portland City Code amended Chapters 3, 15 and 30. Below is a link...Read on...

Order 181-15/16
Posted on: April 12, 2016

India Street Zoning Revised

Off-street parking requirements for non-residential projects in the India Street Form-based Code Zone were changed, reducing a requirement hard to meet in the historic urban neighborhood with its lack of parking lots. Other text changes added needed cros...Read on...

Order 192-15/16
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Discounted Building Permits

The City Council asked the Planning Board to review certain changes to the building permit fees for projects already in the works and projects involving affordable housing, as part of a re-organization of Permitting and Inspections. At the City Council M...Read on...

Order 196-15/16
Posted on: March 11, 2016

New Permitting and Inspections Department

Amendments in 13 chapters of the Portland City Code were adopted March 7, 2016, by emergency order, to allow the streamlining of permitting and inspections for new construction, business licenses, zoning, valet parking and much more. Building Permit fees...Read on...

Order 165-15/16

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Energy & Sustainability Committee Sends Ocean Avenue Solar Proposal to Full Council

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Council’s Energy and Sustainability Committee heard a presentation and accepted public comments on the proposed plans to build a solar array at the former Ocean Avenue Landfill site. The Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to forw...Read on...

Energy & Sustainability Committee Info
Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: February 9, 2016

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing and final deliberations on a recommendation from the Planning Board to designate a portion of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street as a local historic...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

1-20-16 City Council Meeting

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider zoning map amendments for the Morrill’s Corner Area. The proposal is to extinguish the Conditional Rezoning Agreement (C-36) (the shaded area) that was ad...Read on...


Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Portland Seeks New City Tax Assessor; Rick Blackburn Set to Retire After 37 Years

The City of Portland is currently seeking a new tax assessor as Rick Blackburn is set to retire at the end of this month following 37 years of outstanding and meritorious service to the residents of Portland. Applications for the City Tax Assessor positio...Read on...

Tax Assessor Job Description
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Energy & Sustainability Committee Sends Ocean Avenue Solar Proposal to Full Council

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Council’s Energy and Sustainability Committee heard a presentation and accepted public comments on the proposed plans to build a solar array at the former Ocean Avenue Landfill site. The Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to forw...Read on...

Energy & Sustainability Committee Info
Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeks Citizens to Complete Internet Services Survey

The City of Portland is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey on their current internet services. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, will help the City and network developers plan for potential improvements to inter...Read on...

Survey
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Portland Leaders Join Together Tomorrow to Make a Commitment to Peace

Portland leaders will join together tomorrow at 5:30 PM to make a commitment to peace. The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, will host a community gathering with various city, community, and religi...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

City’s Successful Street Sweeping Program Collects 1,000+ Tons of Debris to Protect Casco Bay

Cleaner streets = a cleaner bay. The City of Portland's successful street sweeping program has collected a total of 1,108 tons of debris thus far in calendar year 2016 from across the city. This collection is critical to protecting the Bay and Portland’s...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

City Manager Announces New Public Works Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Christopher C. Branch, P.E., to serve as its next Public Works Director. The City Council is slated to vote on his appointment at its June 6 meeting. If he is approved, he will begin work on...Read on...

Public Works Department
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Detailed FY17 Municipal Budget Process & Information

Detailed information regarding the FY17 municipal budget process can be found on the Finance Committee webpage.

Documents include the City Manager's Recommended Budget and the Finance Committee's Recommended Budget, which was approved unanimously 3-0 ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 3, 2016

2016 Cruise Season Begins this Sunday, May 8

The 2016 cruise season begins this Sunday with the arrival of roughly 1,100 passengers aboard the Balmoral. The City’s port will host 76 cruise ship visits this year with, for the first time, more than 100,000 passengers between May and October. The 76 sh...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: April 4, 2016

City Manager Jennings Releases Recommended FY17 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), which begins July 1, 2016, to the City Council at tonight’s meeting at 5:00 PM. The $236 million budget, which includes a 4.2% increase in City e...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City Working with Bay Ferries to Continue Portland-Yarmouth Ferry Service

City officials announced today that they are in negotiations with Bay Ferries for Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service now that Canadian officials announced a vessel has been secured. Details regarding the 2016 departure schedule have yet to be final...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Portland Disability Advisory Committee Announces New Co-Chairs & City Support Staff

After a span of transition, the City of Portland introduces the Portland Disability Advisory Committee with Co-chairs, Renée Berry-Huffman and Karen Perry. Committee members include representation from Alpha One, Disability Rights Center, The Iris Network...Read on...

Disability Advisory Committee Information
Posted on: March 8, 2016

New HIRE Program Gets GA Clients Out of Poverty and Into Self Sufficiency

The City of Portland’s new HIRE -- Helping Individuals Regain Employment -- program is working to get General Assistance (GA) recipients who are stuck in a cycle of needing emergency assistance out of poverty and into self sufficiency. The program identif...Read on...

Social Services Division
Posted on: February 29, 2016

Preservation Plans Underway for Fort Gorges

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Fort Gorges will be receiving some much needed attention in the very near future. The City, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Friends of Fort Gorges are embarking on a public-private partnership to impro...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

S&P Updates Credit Rating Outlook for Portland to "Positive", Reaffirms 'AA' Rating

The City of Portland received some great financial news yesterday. The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") updated their outlook for the City from "stable" to "positive" and affirmed their 'AA' long-term rating...Read on...

Budget & Financial Info

COC

2 Stories
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Portland CoC Project Rankings

Good afternoon everyone,

Congratulations! This is to inform you that the Portland CoC met Wednesday and voted to include all project applications as part of the CoC Consolidated Application Submission for the FY2015 HUD Competition. There are no proj...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

As you are aware, HUD requires that all projects proposed for funding be numbered in priority with number one (#1) being the highest priority. Once again, HUD is requiring CoC's to use a two tired ranking system, which are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is ...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Portland Pizzerias Make Esquire Magazine's Top Listing

MaineBiz notes "Portland is in good company on Equire's "Best Pizza" List. See Link below.

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Grant Applications Now Available for Non-Profits Seeking Economic Development Matching Funds

Non-profit organizations wishing to seek grant funding from the next round of the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP) need to apply by September 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM. PEDPIP provides non-profits and the City with matching gr...Read on...

Guidelines & Grant Application
Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeks Citizens to Complete Internet Services Survey

The City of Portland is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey on their current internet services. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, will help the City and network developers plan for potential improvements to inter...Read on...

Survey
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

City Establishes New Space for Art Vendors During Large Cruise Ship Visits

The City of Portland, in order to ensure a safe and successful cruise ship season, is establishing a new space for art vendors to sell their wares on days when cruise ships are scheduled to be in port with more than 1,000 passengers. The Waterfront Market...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: May 3, 2016

2016 Cruise Season Begins this Sunday, May 8

The 2016 cruise season begins this Sunday with the arrival of roughly 1,100 passengers aboard the Balmoral. The City’s port will host 76 cruise ship visits this year with, for the first time, more than 100,000 passengers between May and October. The 76 sh...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City Working with Bay Ferries to Continue Portland-Yarmouth Ferry Service

City officials announced today that they are in negotiations with Bay Ferries for Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service now that Canadian officials announced a vessel has been secured. Details regarding the 2016 departure schedule have yet to be final...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Council's Economic Development Committee Meets to Finalize Work Plan for Year

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee met on Thursday, February 11 to discuss several issues, including to finalize its work plan for the year. Typically, the Committee will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM in Room 209. The...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 21, 2015

Portland Named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2016 by Livability.com

“Each of these cities is a great place to live,” says Matt Carmichael, Livability’s editor. “Not every city is perfect for everyone, of course, but these are the top 5 percent, and somewhere in the Top 100, you’ll find a great fit to call your best place....Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

City Clerk Reminds Residents that Nomination Papers are Now Available

The City Clerk’s office is reminding residents that nomination papers are now available for the following open municipal seats: City Council District 3, City Council At-Large, School Board District 3, School Board At-Large (2 seats), Peaks Island Council...Read on...

November Municipal Election Info
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Official State Primary Election Results

Official state primary election results from the June 14 election can be found here.

Posted on: May 10, 2016

School Budget Referendum Results

The unofficial results for the Portland Public Schools budget referendum are in:

Question 1 Yes 921 No 558

Question 2 Yes 802 No 676

Upon hearing the results, Mayor Ethan Strimling issued the following statement:

"I'm very ...Read on...


Finance

4 Stories
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Portland Seeks New City Tax Assessor; Rick Blackburn Set to Retire After 37 Years

The City of Portland is currently seeking a new tax assessor as Rick Blackburn is set to retire at the end of this month following 37 years of outstanding and meritorious service to the residents of Portland. Applications for the City Tax Assessor positio...Read on...

Tax Assessor Job Description
Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeks Citizens to Complete Internet Services Survey

The City of Portland is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey on their current internet services. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, will help the City and network developers plan for potential improvements to inter...Read on...

Survey
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: February 26, 2016

S&P Updates Credit Rating Outlook for Portland to "Positive", Reaffirms 'AA' Rating

The City of Portland received some great financial news yesterday. The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") updated their outlook for the City from "stable" to "positive" and affirmed their 'AA' long-term rating...Read on...

Budget & Financial Info

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Fire Participates in Sea Dogs’ First Responder Appreciation Night

The Portland Fire Department will be participating in Norris Inc.’s First Responder Appreciation Night tomorrow, Friday, July 22, at 7:00 PM, at the Portland Sea Dogs game as they take on the Binghamton Mets. Norris Inc. and the Sea Dogs will be celebrati...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire Danger Likely High Over July 4th Weekend - Plus Reminder that Fireworks are Prohibited

The Portland Fire Department wants to make citizens and visitors aware of the fire danger in the State of Maine. The Maine Forest Service is reporting that the fire danger in Zone 1 is currently Moderate with the expectation of it moving to High over the ...Read on...

Outdoor Burning Info

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Overdose Prevention Project to Host Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on September 16

In honor of National Recovery Month, the Overdose Prevention Project will be hosting a Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland. Wellness and recovery resource...Read on...

Overdose Prevention Project
Posted on: July 19, 2016

New 21+ Age Requirement to Purchase Tobacco Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Portland

On June 20, 2016, the Portland City Council voted in favor of raising the Minimum Legal Sale Age (MLSA) for tobacco products referenced in Chapter 17, Article V of City of Portland Code of Ordinances, from 18 to 21 years of age. The change goes into effec...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

India Street Public Health Center is Open with Regular Hours

The India Street Public Health Center, located at 103 India Street, is still open with regular hours for the needle exchange, STD clinic, Positive Health Care (until December 2016), and the Portland Community Free Clinic. For details about a specific serv...Read on...

India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: June 9, 2016

City Receives $10,000 to Support Reduced Tobacco Use

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that its Family Health Program’s Maternal and Child Health Program has been awarded $10,000 by the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) through funding from Anthem Blue Cross Blue S...Read on...

Maternal & Child Health Program
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves FY17 Municipal Budget

Last night the Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget. The City of Portland will be supporting the transition of the Ryan White HIV services and programs to the Portland Community Health Center and are working with our Federal partners t...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: March 8, 2016

New HIRE Program Gets GA Clients Out of Poverty and Into Self Sufficiency

The City of Portland’s new HIRE -- Helping Individuals Regain Employment -- program is working to get General Assistance (GA) recipients who are stuck in a cycle of needing emergency assistance out of poverty and into self sufficiency. The program identif...Read on...

Social Services Division

Posted on: September 27, 2016

10-5-16 HP Meeting

171 Vaughan Street
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an on-site workshop to consider a plan by Jeffrey Payson for preliminary review of proposed curb cut and driveway installation at 171 VAUGHAN ST.

...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

8-3-16 HP Meeting

104 WEST STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Julie Forsyth for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Exterior Alterations at 104 WEST ST.

Public comments ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 11, 2016

7-20-16 HP Meeting

380 DANFORTH STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by William McFarlane and Constance Bloomfield for New Construction at 380 DANFORTH ST.

Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

6-1-16 HP Meeting (The Site Walk and Workshop will both be held on-site at 58 Fore Street)

58 FORE STREET (SITE WALK AND PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a Site Walk and Preliminary Workshop regarding potential scope of work within Historic District Boundaries. THE SIT...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

5-18-16 HP Meeting

749 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by 747 Congress LLC. for exterior rehabilitation and new construction at 749 Congress Street.

The workshop is an op...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

5-4-16 HP Meeting

121 CENTER STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Valerie Levy for Proposed Comprehensive Exterior Renovation/Building Addition at 121 Center Street. Public com...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

4-20-16 HP Mtg.

62 INDIA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by India/Newbury Residences, LLC., who are proposing New Construction at 62 India Street (corner of India and Newbury Stre...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

3-2-16 HP Meeting

136 COMMERCIAL STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Carroll Block, LLC. for Proposed Alterations to an Existing Building Addition at 136 COMMERCIAL ST.

The worksh...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

2-24-16 HP Meeting

425 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an Advisory Review Workshop to consider proposed Exterior Alterations by Cow Plaza Garage, LLC., at 425 Fore Street.

The workshop is an opportunity f...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

2-3-16 HP Meeting

425 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an Advisory Review Workshop to consider proposed Exterior Alterations by Cow Plaza Garage, LLC., at 425 Fore Street.

The workshop is an opportunity f...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

1-27-16 HP Meeting

105 INDIA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Paul Driscoll, All Aces, LLC., for Exterior Rehabilitation at 105-107 India Street.

The workshop is an opportunity ...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

1-13-16 HP Meeting

9 DANA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Bruce Mills for Rear Deck Addition and Fence Replacement at 9 Dana Street. Public comments will be taken at this ...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

1-6-16 HP Meeting

273 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by East End Lofts for Exterior Alterations at 273 Congress Street. Public comments will be taken at this meetin...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

12-9-15 HP Meeting

511 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Roberta Alexander for Sign Installation at 511 Congress Street.

Public comments will be taken at this me...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

11-18-15 HP Meeting

100 COMMERCIAL STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by East Brown Cow, LLC., for Proposed Alterations to the building entry, including the addition of an ATM Enclosure,...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

11-4-15 HP Meeting

360 SPRING STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Waynflete School for Proposed Demolition and Replacement of Existing Gym and Lower Annex at Waynflete School, 360 Spr...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

10-21-15 HP Meeting

101 YORK STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for Advisory Review and Comment on Proposed New Construction abutting Historic District Boundary at 101 York Street (Northeast Corner of High...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2015

10-7-15 HP Meeting

101 YORK STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop on proposed new construction that abutts a Historic District Boundary at 101 York Street (northeast corner of High and York Streets).

The...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

7-15-15 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET
On Wednesday, July 15, the Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to review and approve the draft Portland Company Historic District Designation Report. Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

The Histo...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-17-15 HP Meeting

INDIA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold 2 (two) preliminary review workshops for the proposed Historic District Designation of the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The district is nom...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-3-15 Meeting HP

INDIA STREET - PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing and begin final deliberations on a proposal to designate the historic core of the India Street neighborho...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

5-13-15 HP Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for New Construction at 17 Carleton Street.

The workshop is an opportunity for the applicant to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

5-6-15 HP Meeting

FORT ALLEN PARK (ON-SITE WORKSHOP)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an ON-SITE workshop to consider a plan by Friends of Eastern Promenade for review of proposed installation of Interpretive Panels a...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

4-15-15 HP Meeting

276 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by Brad and Colleen Brazell for rooftop alterations at 276 State Street. Public comments will be taken at this mee...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

4-1-15 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for a presentation on the findings of a Building Condition Report on the former Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The report was ...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

3-4-15 HP Meeting

267 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for roof alterations at 276 State Street, Brad and Colleen Brazell, Applicant.

The workshop is an opportunity fo...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

2-4-15 HP Meeting

HOUSE ISLAND

The Historic Preservation Board will be reviewing proposals for two projects at House Island; the expansion of the existing porch at the former doctor's residence and a new guest house/utility structure.

Public comments will be taken at...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

1-21-15 HP Meeting

DIAMOND COVE (WATER TOWER)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider a plan by Diamond Cove Homeowners Association for Antennae Installation at the Fort McKinley Water Tower.

...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-7-15 HP Meeting

11 ORCHARD STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Elise Ansel for New Construction at 11 Orchard Street.

Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

T...Read on...


Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Sagamore Village Playground Ribbon-Cutting

Sagamore Village Park

Mark Adelson from Portland Housing, Robert Clark from the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Councilor Ed Suslovic and Housing and Community Development staff Mary Davis and Amy Grommes Pulaski were on hand to celebrate with the residents of Sagamore...Read on...


Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: September 14, 2015

City Hires Housing Safety Administrator

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Art Howe as its Housing Safety Administrator, who will oversee the city’s new Housing Safety Office. He will begin work on September 28. The City Council approved the creation of the office on ...Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

Employee of the Month for August Announced

This award was presented to Duane Currie in recognition of his work as a Public Works Parts Manager with over 23 years of City Service. Duane is tasked with ordering parts for the City's diverse fleet. He locates hard to find parts, at good prices and imm...Read on...


Posted on: April 17, 2015

139 Glenwood Avenue - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

John & Grisel Reed owner of the property located at 139 Glenwood Avenue, has submitted an application to legalize 1 existing non-conforming dwelling unit for a total of 3 dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted if the a...Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

Committee Recommends Portland Become First City in Maine to Require Benchmarking of Buildings

The City Council’s Energy & Sustainability Committee voted Wednesday night, 2-1, in favor of the proposed Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance, recommending that it be sent for a vote of the full Council. The proposal is for an ordinance that wo...Read on...

Draft Ordinance
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours in September & October

Beginning September 13th, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city. Dubbing the effort "Strimling on the Street," the meeting times are designed to engage Portland residents as they go about the...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Energy & Sustainability Committee Sends Ocean Avenue Solar Proposal to Full Council

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Council’s Energy and Sustainability Committee heard a presentation and accepted public comments on the proposed plans to build a solar array at the former Ocean Avenue Landfill site. The Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to forw...Read on...

Energy & Sustainability Committee Info
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeks Citizens to Complete Internet Services Survey

The City of Portland is asking residents and businesses to complete a survey on their current internet services. The survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, will help the City and network developers plan for potential improvements to inter...Read on...

Survey
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Portland Leaders Join Together Tomorrow to Make a Commitment to Peace

Portland leaders will join together tomorrow at 5:30 PM to make a commitment to peace. The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, will host a community gathering with various city, community, and religi...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 3, 2016

2016 Cruise Season Begins this Sunday, May 8

The 2016 cruise season begins this Sunday with the arrival of roughly 1,100 passengers aboard the Balmoral. The City’s port will host 76 cruise ship visits this year with, for the first time, more than 100,000 passengers between May and October. The 76 sh...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Mayor & Council Seek to Restrict Staff Travel to States with Discriminatory Legislation

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the entire City Council plan to introduce a resolution at the April 25, 2016 meeting asking the City Manager to restrict travel to states, such as North Carolina and Mississippi, that enact discriminatory legislation against the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

City Working with Bay Ferries to Continue Portland-Yarmouth Ferry Service

City officials announced today that they are in negotiations with Bay Ferries for Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia service now that Canadian officials announced a vessel has been secured. Details regarding the 2016 departure schedule have yet to be final...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

New HIRE Program Gets GA Clients Out of Poverty and Into Self Sufficiency

The City of Portland’s new HIRE -- Helping Individuals Regain Employment -- program is working to get General Assistance (GA) recipients who are stuck in a cycle of needing emergency assistance out of poverty and into self sufficiency. The program identif...Read on...

Social Services Division
Posted on: February 26, 2016

S&P Updates Credit Rating Outlook for Portland to "Positive", Reaffirms 'AA' Rating

The City of Portland received some great financial news yesterday. The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") updated their outlook for the City from "stable" to "positive" and affirmed their 'AA' long-term rating...Read on...

Budget & Financial Info
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Mayor Delivers State of the City

Mayor Ethan Strimling delivered his first State of the City address last night during a special City Council meeting. The address highlighted the Council’s committee goals for the year and outlined the Mayor’s vision for his four-year term. When creating ...Read on...

Mayor's Office - Read Full State of the City

Posted on: September 23, 2016

23 Orono Road (Hall School)

Dear Neighbor,

As you may be aware, we are working with the City of Portland on a design for a replacement Fred P. Hall Elementary School. We are anticipating that the construction will start in the Spring of 2017 and be completed prior to the start o...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

58 Fore Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our Master Development Plan for 58 Fore Street located along Portland's eastern waterfront.

Meeting Location: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
(...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

415 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the mixed commercial and residential redevelopment of the property at 415 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.

Location: Portland Public Library, Mtg. Room 3, 5 Mon...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

180 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a development proposal to construct five new condominium units at the site of 180 Washington Avenue in Portland, ME.

Meeting Location: The Root Cellar, 94 Washington ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

75 Chestnut Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 54 residential unit, Westerlea View Lofts at 75 Chestnut Street. The site has an existing 3 story parking garage. This project will add an 11,600 sq. ft....Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Two Opportunities for Public to Weigh in on Woodford's Corner Public Art

The Portland Public Art Committee is announcing two opportunities for the public to hear a presentation and provide feedback for public art concepts at Woodford's Corner by the artist Aaron Stephan.

Tuesday, August 16th
6:00 – 8:00pmWoodfords Clu...Read on...

Woodford's Corner Project Webpage
Posted on: July 26, 2016

July 28 Baxter Woods Pond Project Public Meeting Postponed

The City of Portland Public Works Department would like to inform you that the Neighborhood Meeting that was scheduled to discuss the Baxter Woods Pond project on July 28, 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. The city is currently in the process of evalu...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: July 22, 2016

70 Anderson Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Anderson and East Lancaster Streets (70 Anderson aka 1 East Lancaster). The project consists of 10 townhouse apartments, all of which ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

636 Riverside Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for an office and propane distribution facility in the vicinity of 636 Riverside Street, Portland, ME.

Meeting location: Lucas Tree (Conference Room), 636 Riverside St., ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

1945 Congress Street

Dear Neighbor,

The team at Northland Enterprises, LLC. is working with the Elks to create a new look and use of the site. The Elks building will be downsized and renovated to give it a fresh look and become more functional for their use.

The additi...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

749 Congress Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the redevelopment of 749 Congress Street. The existing building will be repurposed into a Bed and Breakfast with 16 rooms. We will also be adding 7 residential townhous...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

605 Stevens Avenue

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the Master Development Plan for 605 Stevens Avenue Project, located at 605 Stevens Avenue in Portland.

Meeting Location: Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Avenue
Meeting Date...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Forest Avenue Rezoning - UPDATE

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the City of Portland’s proposal to rezone an area along Forest Avenue from Community Business B-2 and Residential R-5 to the Community Business B-2b zone. The proposed zone change is ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

167 Newbury Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Luminato Condominium, LLC., I am writing to invite you to join a neighborhood meeting to discuss an application for subdivision review relating to a plan for redevelopment of properties located at 167 Newbury Street, 169 New...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

65 Munjoy Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of 8 income restricted condominium units at 65 Munjoy Street in Portland.

Meeting location: Cummings Community Center, 134 Congress St., Portland ME
Me...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

117 Preble Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the re-development of 117 Preble Street (The Schlotterbeck and Foss Building) into 55 apartment units and 1,750 sq. ft. of commercial office space.

Meeting Location: Community Room, 24 Sto...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

22 Tate Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for an 8 unit residential housing building with 8 parking spaces located at 22 Tate Street.

Location: 68 High Street, Elm Terrace Apartments, Corner of High and Danforth Streets (enter fro...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

158 Fore Street - UPDATED ADDRESS LOCATION

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed hotel, ground floor retain or restaurant space, residential condominiums, and associated lot division at 158 Fore Street.

Meeting Location: Residence Inn, 1st Floor Boardroo...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2015

Rand Road - Portland Technology Park

On behalf of Patrons Oxford Insurance, please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed development of Limited common Element (LCE or lot) 4 in the Portland Technology Park located at the southeast corner of Rand Road and Ex...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

802 Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

A neighborhood meeting will be held by Lenity Architecture/Hawthorn Development to discuss the development of a 4 story, 150 suite Congregate Care Facility (Independent Living Senior Housing) to be located at 802 Ocean Avenue.

The mee...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

19 Libby Street (Reed School)

District 5 City Councilor David Brenerman will hold a neighborhood meeting to provide an update on the Reed School re-use process, including an overview of responses to a recently issued Request for Qualifications and next steps.

The meeting will be...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our request for the Subdivision Plan and Level III Site Plan approval for the property located at Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine. the Forefront at Thompson's Point development is...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2015

3 Pleasant Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our request for Site Plan and Subdivision Plan approval for the proposed redevelopment of 3 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, formerly known as "Clark Memorial Church". The redeve...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

605-667 Congress Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at 655-667 Congress Street in Portland, the site of Joe's Super Variety. The project consists of ground floor commercial space, which will be the new h...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

89 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Fox and Anderson Streets (89 Anderson Street). The project consists of ground floor commercial space, including a restaurant and 53 residential rental a...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

1210 Brighton Avenue (New Hotel)

On behalf of Portland Hotels, Inc., you are invited to a neighborhood meeting to discuss their plans for the construction of a new hotel located at 1210 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102.

Meeting Location: Travel Lodge Main Office, 1210 Brighton Ave...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Cancellation - Thompson's Point

The Neighborhood Meeting for the Subdivision Plan for the property located at Thompson's Point has been CANCELLED. When a new date has been determined, a notice will be resent.

If you have any questions, please contact Bo Kennedy, Senior Engineer, Fay...Read on...


Posted on: September 27, 2016

2 Island Avenue, Peaks Island (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Kevin Carter. The applicant is proposing a text change to the Island Business Zone to allow multi-family lots. The applicant has a ...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

10 Washington Avenue (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A zoning map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Caleb Johnson, representing Hay Runner, LLC.. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from B-2b to FBC (form based ...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

58 Fore Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: James Brady, representing CPB2, LLC., has submitted a Master Development Plan and Traffic Movement Permit applications for the redevelopment of the former Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximatel...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

543 Riverside Street (District 5)

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Knowles Industrial Services. The applicant is proposing to add 100 cubic yards of fill and regrade the vacant site in ord...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

29 Baxter Boulevard (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Infinity Federal Credit Union. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new building for the Infinity Credit Union. Th...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

23 Orono Road (District 3)

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division. The City of Portland is proposing the construction of a new elementary school (Hall School) at 23 Orono Road. The proposed two (...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

468 Fore Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Harbor Plaza Associates II. The applicant is proposing a bay window extension over the front entrance of the Portland Harbor Ho...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

165 Douglass Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Parks and Recreation Department. The applicant is proposing to create a community garden with 42 raised garden...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

783 Forest Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Conditional Use and Level II Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Stephen Mardigan. The applicant is proposing a used car dealership at 783 Forest Avenue. The site ha...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

180 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by David Harmon. The applicant is proposing a new five unit residential building at 180 Washington Avenue. The b...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

17 Dow Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 17-19 Dow Street LLC. The applicant is proposing a parking lot which replaces a residential building which had been lost ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

93 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jed Harris, representing Cotton Street Holdings LLC. The applicant is proposing the redevelopment of 93 Washington Avenue (corn...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

144 Commcercial Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by DIMILLO ARLENE ETALS TRUSTEES . The applicant is proposing to install a series of floats at 144 Commercial Street. A series o...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

980 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 980 Riverside Street LLC. The applicant is proposing to construction of a 3,000 square foot mini storage warehouse at 980 River...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

30 Merrill Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Banner Properties, LLC.. The applicant is proposing a new 7 residential unit structure at 30 Merrill Street. The existing two-...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

66 Noyes Street

To residents and property owners: A Conditional Use Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland Community Squash. The applicant is proposing to establish a community hall at 66 Noyes Street. The current use is a rel...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

70 Anderson St. (currently 1 East Lancaster St.)

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jonathan Culley, representing Redfern Properties, for review of 10 townhouses at 70 Anderson. The proposal includes demolishing one si...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

154 Island Avenue - Peaks Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Theodore Oldham. The applicant is proposing to construct replacement wooden stairs to the beach at 154 Island Avenue, Pea...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

23 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 23 Ocean Avenue Assoc., LLC.. The Applicants are proposing review of a mixed use project at 23 Ocean Avenue (corner of Hersey Street)....Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

714 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by The University of New England for site improvements to the UNE campus at 714 Stevens Avenue. The proposed modifications i...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

415 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by M & A Lowcountry Investments, LLC. The applicant is proposing final Level III application for site plan and subdivision review for...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

13-30 Van Vechten Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Archie Giobbi. The applicant is proposing the construction of approximately 400 feet of Van Vechten Street,. The proposal is ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

495 Presumpscot Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Shawn Moody of Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The applicant is proposing an addition to the Moodys Collision Center at 495 Presumps...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

25 Diamond Shore Road, Great Diamond Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by The Glickman Family Trust. The applicant is proposing to expand a temporary float at 25 Diamond Shore Road, GDI. An existing p...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

136 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Scott Lindsay of Carroll Block, LLC. The applicant is proposing to rezone the five story building at 136 Commercial Street from the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

89 Cove Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by AAA Northern New England. The applicant is proposing to add a vehicle canopy for 4 vehicles at 89 Cove Street. The proposed 40...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

1945 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Northland Enterprises, LLC. The applicant is proposing to renovate the Elks building and add two office buildi...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Shore Road - Cushing Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Cushings Associates, Inc.. The applicant is proposing the expansion of a seasonal floating dock system at the Civilian Dock on ...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

524 Allen Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church. The applicant is proposing to rebuild and expand the parking lot for the church at 52...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

1190 BRIGHTON AVENUE

To residents and property owners: A Level III Subdivision Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by J & J Gove Development, LLC. The applicant is proposing subdivision review of a 16.48 acre lot with a proposed recreatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

121 Center Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Tedlum Associates LLC. and the Asylum, Inc. The applicants are proposing the redevelopment of the site at 121 Center Street. T...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

40 O'Brion Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Andrea Casaneuva. The applicant is proposing a building with 3 residential units at 40 O'Brion Street. The tw...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

1207 Forest Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by AutoZone Parts, Inc.. The applicant is proposing new construction of a retail facility at 1207 Forest Avenue. The proposed str...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

522 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Schneider Property Management. The applicant is proposing a 952 sq. ft. building addition to the office building at 522 Washing...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

1039 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Hardypond Construction. The applicant is proposing the construction of a 7,500 sq. ft. building at the Second Tee Condominium A...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

400 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Delta Realty. The applicant is proposing the construction of a 1,926 sq. ft. building at 400 Riverside Street. The building, w...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

636 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners, LP. The applicant is proposing the relocation of the Suburban Propane Facility from Thompso...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

62 India Street

To residents and property owners: A Level II (Administrative) site plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by India Newbury Residences, LLC. The applicant is proposing site plan review for a 49,901 square foot mixed use ...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

160 Fox Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Franklin & Somerset, Portland, ME LLC. The applicant is proposing the expansion of the Whole Foods parking lot. The ...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

749 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Subdivision and Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Joe Delois, representing Denovo, LLC. The applicant is proposing the conversion of the existing building at 74...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

605 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Master Development application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Seacoast at Baxter Woods Associates for senior housing at 605 Stevens Avenue. The proposed master plan presents four phases of ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

235 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Conditional Use Application and a Level I: Site Alteration Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Cheverus High School. The applicant is proposing the conversion of the single family h...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

467 Danforth Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Katherine and Harley Marshall. The applicants are proposing the installation of drainage improvements, slope stabilizatio...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

5-9 Romasco Lane

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by David Klenicki, representing Legacy 18 Development, Inc. The applicant is proposing a new four unit building a...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

169 Newbury Street

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Chip Newell, representing Luminato Condominium, LLC. The applicant is proposing a Level II Site Plan for administrative review of a si...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

1363 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners, Inc.. The applicant is proposing the conversion of the building at 1363 Washington Aven...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

443 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Northland Enterprises LLC. The applicant is proposing the conversion of 27,000 sq. ft. of office space into 28 residential apar...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

31 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III subdivision and site plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bob and Carrie LeBlanc. The applicants are proposing a new four-unit residential building at 31 Fore Street. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

65 Munjoy Street

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Adams Apple LLC. The applicant is proposing the development of 8 residential condominium units at 65 Munjoy Street. The proposal incl...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

134 Warren Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Art Girard of Delta Realty. The applicant is proposing a 7,908 sq. ft. day care center with parking for 30 vehicles and 2 handi...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

171 Warren Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Mark Poulin of Poulin Property Holdings. The applicant is proposing to add 5 parking spaces and install stormwater manage...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

9 Westland Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Maine Fiber Company. The applicant is proposing the installation of a switching facility at 9 Westland Avenue. The site ...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

273 CONGRESS STREET

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Clean and Simple Living, LLC.. The applicant is proposing to convert the building at 273 Congress Street into ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

60 Oaklawn Road, Peaks Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by John Halbirt. The applicant is proposing the replacement of a failed drainage pipe syste at 60 Oaklawn Road on Peaks Isla...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

22-28 Tate Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Tate Street Partnership, LLC., represented by Peter Bass. The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Rand Road

To residents and property owners: The following 2 applications were received for the Portland Technology Park:

1. Level III Subdivision Application was submitted by Portland’s Economic Development Department to amend the approved plat for the P...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2015

158 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III application for subdivision and site plan review was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Ara Aftandilian of Portland Norwich Group. The proposal is to subdivide the 1.39 acre site into 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

802 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Lenity Architecture LLC., who are proposing a 150 unit congregate care facility at 802 Ocean Avenue. The proposed four-story st...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

1342 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan and Conditional Use Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. The applicant is proposing a neighborhood center at 1342 C...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Pamela Road and Alice Street

This notice is to inform you of work recently begun on the extension of Pamela Road. This work is being completed pursuant to an approved site plan, and will extend Pamela Road to Alice Street in accordance with the subdivision plat for Crestview Acres, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new structure approximately 640 sq. ft. to be used as a co...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

714 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the University of New England for an administrative review of the exterior site changes related to the renovations of Alum...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

138 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bo Po, LLC. The applicant is proposing a 16,000 sq. ft. addition to Bayside Bowl at 138 Kennebec Styreet. The 2 story buildin...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

356 State Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by City of Portland, Department of Public Services for the pond's ravine area at Deering Oaks Park. The application is to in...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

60 Sullivan Street

To residents and property owners: John Woodhead has submitted a Level II site plan for slope stabilization of an eroding steep bank at 60 Sullivan Street. The slope stabilization proposal includes installing rip rap, turf reinforcement mat, and vegeta...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

197 Eastern Promenade

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application for the community garden 197 Eastern Promenade. The application is for the access to and site regrading to create a community garden space behind the tennis courts in the Eastern P...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

802 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: OBO Hawthorn Development LLC and Lenity Architecture have submitted an application for a zoning map amendment at 802 Ocean Avenue with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone. The applicant is seeking ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

667 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: Redfern Properties LLC, on behalf of MSD Properties LLC, has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment at 667 Congress Street. The site is currently zoned Downtown Business B-3 along Congress Street and th...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

195 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: Northland Enterprises, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application for the redevelopment of 195 Kennebec Street, the former Century Tire Site, for a mixed-use project with retail and restaurant uses in the B-7 zone...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

425 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: Cow Plaza LLC has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration Application for the reconstruction of the existing plaza at 425 Fore Street. The proposal is to re-pave the plaza with brick or granite pavers, adjust the grades of ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

605 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: On behalf of the Sister of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community, Inc. Sea Coast at Baxter Woods Associates, LLC. has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying z...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

1 Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The application is for the regrading and installation of grass turf around the existing Depot building alon...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Motley Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Plan application was submitted by Skyline Real Estate Services, Inc. for the extension of Motley Street. The applicant is seeking to improve approximately 90 feet of Motley Street to City of Portland sta...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

78 McKinley Court (Great Diamond Island)

An Application has been received requesting an amendment to the 1985 Conditional Rezoning Agreement relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island.

The amendment is requested by Portland's Director of Public Services in order to remove the open spac...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

89 Anderson Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan for a mixed use project was received for the property located at 89 Anderson Street. The applicant is Redfern Bayside, LLC. The proposed building includes ground floor commercial for 2 or 3 busine...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1945 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A zoning map amendment application was submitted by Northland Enterprises to rezone the property located at 1945 Congress Street from Residential R-2 to Office Park OP. The applicant is seeking the zone change in order ...Read on...


Posted on: May 27, 2015

Enforcement of New Overnight Parking Restrictions on Peninsula Begins June 1st

New overnight parking restrictions for the majority of Peninsula residents is now in effect. Public Services completed the installation of the new street maintenance parking restriction signs on May 1, 2015, and following the culmination of a 30-day grace...Read on...


Posted on: September 22, 2016

City & Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Asking Citizens to Report Dead Birds

The City of Portland and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking the public to report any dead birds they may find in the Portland area by calling 207-592-0605.

Over the past three weeks, 36 dead juvenile herring gulls were coll...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Portland Honored with 'Playful City' Designation

Portland is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the first time! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playab...Read on...

Playful City USA
Posted on: May 3, 2016

2016 Cruise Season Begins this Sunday, May 8

The 2016 cruise season begins this Sunday with the arrival of roughly 1,100 passengers aboard the Balmoral. The City’s port will host 76 cruise ship visits this year with, for the first time, more than 100,000 passengers between May and October. The 76 sh...Read on...

Cruise Portland
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Third Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start Sunday, May 1

The third season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 1, 2016. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recre...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Portland Disability Advisory Committee Announces New Co-Chairs & City Support Staff

After a span of transition, the City of Portland introduces the Portland Disability Advisory Committee with Co-chairs, Renée Berry-Huffman and Karen Perry. Committee members include representation from Alpha One, Disability Rights Center, The Iris Network...Read on...

Disability Advisory Committee Information
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Riverside Golf Course Hires Abby Spector as New Pro

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired PGA member and seven time women’s Maine State Amateur Champion, Abby Spector, to serve as the new Golf Pro at the Riverside Golf Course. Spector will run Riverside’s junior golf program, adult ...Read on...

Riverside Golf Course

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...


Posted on: September 16, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team & Artist to Visit Portland for Storefront Workshop October 4 - 6th

The Congress Square redesign team, WRT, and artist Sarah Sze will be in Portland for a Storefront Workshop to develop design concepts from October 4 through October 6.

How the public can participate: Each evening from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM there will be a...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Two Opportunities for Public to Weigh in on Woodford's Corner Public Art

The Portland Public Art Committee is announcing two opportunities for the public to hear a presentation and provide feedback for public art concepts at Woodford's Corner by the artist Aaron Stephan.

Tuesday, August 16th
6:00 – 8:00pmWoodfords Clu...Read on...

Woodford's Corner Project Webpage
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: July 14, 2016

City Seeks Expansion of Bike Corral Program - New One Installed on Washington Avenue

The City of Portland is asking for business, non-profit and neighborhood sponsors to help expand its successful bike corral program. Current sponsors include local businesses such as Arabica Coffee and the Thirsty Pig that signed up in the 2014 and 2015 ...Read on...

Bike Corral Application
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Project Selected to Receive $25,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 64 awards totaling $4.3 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee and the Fr...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City Allocates Additional Resources for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

Responding to the increasing pressures that tenants are experiencing with the city’s rental housing market, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings allocated an additional $25,000 for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on April 11, 2016. The TBR...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: March 25, 2016

City Announces Congress Square Redesign Finalists

The Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that four design teams have been selected as finalists for the Congress Square Redesign project. Of the 12 submissions received for the design contract, four will proceed to round two ...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Forest Avenue Rezoning - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Neighborhood Mtg. to be held tonight will be held at MERRILL AUDITORIUM, REHEARSAL HALL, MYRTLE STREET. PLEASE ENTER THE BUILDING ON MYRTLE STREET.

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the City of Portland...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Preservation Plans Underway for Fort Gorges

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Fort Gorges will be receiving some much needed attention in the very near future. The City, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Friends of Fort Gorges are embarking on a public-private partnership to impro...Read on...


Posted on: September 16, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team & Artist to Visit Portland for Storefront Workshop October 4 - 6th

The Congress Square redesign team, WRT, and artist Sarah Sze will be in Portland for a Storefront Workshop to develop design concepts from October 4 through October 6.

How the public can participate: Each evening from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM there will be a...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Project Selected to Receive $25,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 64 awards totaling $4.3 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee and the Fr...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Notice of Temporary Art Application Review - Congress Square Park

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
11:00 a.m.4th Floor Conference Room - City Hall
Public Comment will be taken

The ad hoc Temporary Art Review Panel will consider an application submitted by Justin Levesque entitled Iceland x 207: Container. The application...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

City Announces Congress Square Redesign Finalists

The Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that four design teams have been selected as finalists for the Congress Square Redesign project. Of the 12 submissions received for the design contract, four will proceed to round two ...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project

Posted on: September 19, 2016

9-27-16 PB Meeting

1190 BRIGHTON AVENUE (58 AND 80 MAIN STREET, WESTBROOK)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Jones and Beach Engineers, Inc. (on behalf of J & J Gove Dev.) for a 495,915 sq. ft. regional ret...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

9-13-16 PB Meeting

75 CHESTNUT STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by A & M Partners, Inc to construct a 7 story building with 54 housing units and 2,328 sq. ft. of commercial space. One (1)...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

9-20-16 PB Meeting

1945 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal by Northland Enterprises, LLC. to renovate the Elks building and add two (2) office buildings at 1945 Congress Street. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

8-9-16 PB Meeting

66 NOYES STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the conditional use application to establish a community hall at 66 Noyes Street. The current use is a religious institution with a day care. The propos...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 14, 2016

7-26-16 PB Meeting

70 ANDERSON STREET (CURRENTLY 1 EAST LANCASTER STREET)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on a proposal for 10 townhouses at 70 Anderson Street. The proposal includes demolishing one single family home an...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

5-24-16 PB Meeting

158 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Portland Norwich Group on a proposal to divide the 1.39 acre site into 2 parcels. Lot 1 is proposed with a 6 story hotel with...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

5-17-16 Joint Planning Board Meeting with the City of Westbrook Planning Board

To residents and property owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a joint meeting with the Westbrook Planning Board on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Room 114, Westbrook High School, 125 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, Maine.

Site Plan, Subdivision &...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

4-26-16 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on a proposed master development plan which presents four phases of development with a total of 249 units of senior housing, including the Planning Boa...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

4-12-16 PB Meeting

360 SPRING STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by Waynflete School for the demolition of the current gymnasium, construction of a new gymnasium, the renovation and expansion of...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

3-22-16 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on a proposed master development plan which presents four phases of development with a total of 249 units of senior housing, including the Planning Boa...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2016

3-8-16 PB Meeting

40 QUEBEC STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a request by Katherine Howe and Matthew Murrell for a waiver of 12 feet from Section 1.7.1 of the Technical Manual. Section 1.7.1 requires a mi...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

2-23-16 PB Meeting

FOREST AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The City Council has referred a map amendment to the Planning Board for consideration of rezoning the block bounded by Forest Avenue, Preble Street Extension and Baxter Boulevard from the existing Communit...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

1-26-16 PB Meeting

71 HANOVER STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing on an amended Level III site plan application for Bayside Bowl. On June 9, 2016, the Planning Board approved a building addition with a height of...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

1-12-16 PB Meeting

THOMPSONS POINT
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal by Parallax Partners for 2 Level III development review applications: 1) amendment to the approved 2013 subdivision plan, an...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

12-8-15 PB Meeting

RAND ROAD
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold an afternoon public hearing on a proposed amended plat for the Portland Technology Park to modify the alignment of the access road, revise Unitil gas line easement and adj...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2015

11-24-15 PB Meeting

117 PREBLE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Schlotterbeck Block, LLC. to convert the industrial building into 55 apartments with a bedroom mix of 15 efficiencies and 40 one-b...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

11-10-15 PB Meeting

RAND ROAD
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on a proposed amended plat for the Portland Technology Park to modify the layout of the street right-of-way, revise Unitil gas line easement and adjust property...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

10-27-15 PB Meeting

802 OCEAN AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Lenity Architecture LLC. for a proposed 4 story, 150 unit congregate care facility with a footprint of 39,869 sq. ft. and a total f...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

10-13-15 PB Meeting

26-32 THOMAS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider five residential dwelling units in the former Williston West Parish House. The proposal is for two (2) two-bedroom units and three (3) th...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2015

8-4-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold the following meetings on a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26, 375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,495 sq. ft. The bedroom...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

7-14-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26,375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,4...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

6-23-15 PB Meeting

HOUSING INCENTIVES

The Board will consider the following Land Use Code text amendments: 1) Division 30 (Affordable Housing) to increase the density bonus for providing affordable units and to add a section requiring inclusion of workforce housing units...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2015

6-9-15 PB Meeting

India Street HP Designation and India Street Form Based Code

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop regarding the following:
i. India Street Historic District Designation (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - The Board wi...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

4-28-15 PB Meeting

802 OCEAN AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by OBO Hawthorn Development, LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

4-14-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, now revised to R-5A, with accompanying zoning text amendments, for 605 Stevens Avenue. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

3-30-15 PB Meeting

INDIA STREET FORM-BASED CODE ZONING

Monday, March 30
Site Walk, 5:00 pm Meet in front of City Hall

Workshop, 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall Public comment will be taken.

The Board will hold a Work...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

3-24-15 PB Meeting

78 MCKINLEY COURT (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to the 1985 Conditional Zoning Agreement (CZA) relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamon...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

3-10-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Seacoast At Baxter Wood Associates LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying zoning text amend...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

3-3-15 PB Meeting

SOMERSET STREET (Midtown Project)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bound...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

2-24-15 PB Meeting

CLEEVE STREET (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Diamond Island Association for the discontinuance of a portion of Cleeves Street that is located between Diamon...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

2/10/15 PB Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to rezone the Waterfront Special Use Zone (WSUZ) which includes the property at 58 Fore Street (known as the Portland...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

2-03-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the Agenda)

The Portland Planning Board will consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bounded by Somerset Street, Elm Street, the Bayside Trail and the extension of Pearl Street....Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-13-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the agenda)

SOMERSET STREET
Midtown Project; Level III Subdivision and Site Plan, Conditional Use, Site Location of Development, and Traffic Movement Permit; Somerset Street; Federated Companies, Applicant. The Board will consider the final plan application for th...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 8, 2015

1-20-15 PB Meeting

1945 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment application by Northland Enterprises who are seeking the zone change in order to renovate the Elks buildings for u...Read on...

Additional Info...

Police

9 Stories
Posted on: September 9, 2016

Portland Police & Maine Leadership Institute Announce SEALSFit “9”

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that the ninth class of Portland-area high school students to participate in SEALSFit will begin meeting this month. SEALSFit is an intensive seven week experiential...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

City to Host Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Informational Meeting August 24

The City of Portland will host an informational meeting - open to the public - regarding the Police Citizens Review Subcommittee on August 24, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at City Hall in Room 209. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck, Kelly McDonald, the chair of ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 23, 2016

City’s Sound Oversight Committee Meeting Rescheduled for September 14

The City’s Sound Oversight Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Room 209 of City Hall. Originally, the Committee was scheduled to meet in early August, but the meeting had to be cancelled due to an unexpected event....Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Register Now for the Next R.A.D. Training Class - Classes Start September 6

The next R.A.D. (rape aggression defense) Training class starts on September 6th. Classes will be held on September 6, 8, 13 and 15 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and on the 17 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The deadline to register is August 31. Registration can be ...Read on...

RAD Training Registration Form
Posted on: August 9, 2016

City Selects Five Artists for Utility Box Project

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced an open call for artists back in June to submit their proposed designs for enhancing...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Portland Leaders Join Together Tomorrow to Make a Commitment to Peace

Portland leaders will join together tomorrow at 5:30 PM to make a commitment to peace. The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, will host a community gathering with various city, community, and religi...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire Danger Likely High Over July 4th Weekend - Plus Reminder that Fireworks are Prohibited

The Portland Fire Department wants to make citizens and visitors aware of the fire danger in the State of Maine. The Maine Forest Service is reporting that the fire danger in Zone 1 is currently Moderate with the expectation of it moving to High over the ...Read on...

Outdoor Burning Info
Posted on: May 26, 2016

Portland Police to Celebrate SEALSFit Graduation

On Friday, May 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM, the Maine Leadership Institute and the Portland Police Department will be graduating its seventh class of cadets from the SEALSFit program. SEALSFit focuses on cross-cultural relationships, character and ethics-based le...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Portland Launches New Program to Help Address Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The City of Portland, through the Portland Police Department, is launching a new initiative to help address the significant increase in drug overdoses and deaths in the community. Maine, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing a public health c...Read on...


Posted on: September 13, 2016

Overdose Prevention Project to Host Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on September 16

In honor of National Recovery Month, the Overdose Prevention Project will be hosting a Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland. Wellness and recovery resource...Read on...

Overdose Prevention Project
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Public Health Division Achieves Accreditation

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division has achieved local public health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This places Portland in the first 6% to achieve this distinction among more than 2,500 local publ...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

New 21+ Age Requirement to Purchase Tobacco Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Portland

On June 20, 2016, the Portland City Council voted in favor of raising the Minimum Legal Sale Age (MLSA) for tobacco products referenced in Chapter 17, Article V of City of Portland Code of Ordinances, from 18 to 21 years of age. The change goes into effec...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

India Street Public Health Center is Open with Regular Hours

The India Street Public Health Center, located at 103 India Street, is still open with regular hours for the needle exchange, STD clinic, Positive Health Care (until December 2016), and the Portland Community Free Clinic. For details about a specific serv...Read on...

India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: June 9, 2016

City Receives $10,000 to Support Reduced Tobacco Use

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that its Family Health Program’s Maternal and Child Health Program has been awarded $10,000 by the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) through funding from Anthem Blue Cross Blue S...Read on...

Maternal & Child Health Program
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves FY17 Municipal Budget

Last night the Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget. The City of Portland will be supporting the transition of the Ryan White HIV services and programs to the Portland Community Health Center and are working with our Federal partners t...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Portland Disability Advisory Committee Announces New Co-Chairs & City Support Staff

After a span of transition, the City of Portland introduces the Portland Disability Advisory Committee with Co-chairs, Renée Berry-Huffman and Karen Perry. Committee members include representation from Alpha One, Disability Rights Center, The Iris Network...Read on...

Disability Advisory Committee Information
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Receives National Honors for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity - Ranks #1 in Country

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of Portland for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

City Receives $10,000 to Support Reduced Tobacco Use

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that its Family Health Program’s Maternal and Child Health Program has been awarded $10,000 by the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) through funding from Anthem Blue Cross Blue S...Read on...

Maternal & Child Health Program
Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Receives National Honors for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity - Ranks #1 in Country

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of Portland for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Stroudwater Fore River Bridge Resurfacing Project Starts September 15

The Maine Department of Transportation will begin the Stroudwater Fore River Bridge resurfacing project on outer Congress Street on Thursday, September 15. The project will replace the deteriorated wearing surface so that the bridge remains stable. The co...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Portland to Host International Stormwater Management Conference Next Week

The International Low Impact Development Conference, a three-day event held in a different city around the country each year, will take place in Portland from August 29-31 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. The conference is attended by 300-500 engineers, reg...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

July 28 Baxter Woods Pond Project Public Meeting Postponed

The City of Portland Public Works Department would like to inform you that the Neighborhood Meeting that was scheduled to discuss the Baxter Woods Pond project on July 28, 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. The city is currently in the process of evalu...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: July 14, 2016

City Seeks Expansion of Bike Corral Program - New One Installed on Washington Avenue

The City of Portland is asking for business, non-profit and neighborhood sponsors to help expand its successful bike corral program. Current sponsors include local businesses such as Arabica Coffee and the Thirsty Pig that signed up in the 2014 and 2015 ...Read on...

Bike Corral Application
Posted on: June 29, 2016

City’s Successful Street Sweeping Program Collects 1,000+ Tons of Debris to Protect Casco Bay

Cleaner streets = a cleaner bay. The City of Portland's successful street sweeping program has collected a total of 1,108 tons of debris thus far in calendar year 2016 from across the city. This collection is critical to protecting the Bay and Portland’s...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: June 2, 2016

City Manager Announces New Public Works Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Christopher C. Branch, P.E., to serve as its next Public Works Director. The City Council is slated to vote on his appointment at its June 6 meeting. If he is approved, he will begin work on...Read on...

Public Works Department
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Third Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start Sunday, May 1

The third season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 1, 2016. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recre...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: January 13, 2016

New Temporary Locations for Silver Bullet Recycling Containers

The City’s Public Works department will be temporarily relocating the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Somerset Street to two new locations on Friday, January 15. Four of the “silver bullet” containers will be placed ...Read on...

Trash & Recycling Info

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Riverside Golf Course Hires Abby Spector as New Pro

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired PGA member and seven time women’s Maine State Amateur Champion, Abby Spector, to serve as the new Golf Pro at the Riverside Golf Course. Spector will run Riverside’s junior golf program, adult ...Read on...

Riverside Golf Course

Posted on: March 8, 2016

New HIRE Program Gets GA Clients Out of Poverty and Into Self Sufficiency

The City of Portland’s new HIRE -- Helping Individuals Regain Employment -- program is working to get General Assistance (GA) recipients who are stuck in a cycle of needing emergency assistance out of poverty and into self sufficiency. The program identif...Read on...

Social Services Division

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Stroudwater Fore River Bridge Resurfacing Project Starts September 15

The Maine Department of Transportation will begin the Stroudwater Fore River Bridge resurfacing project on outer Congress Street on Thursday, September 15. The project will replace the deteriorated wearing surface so that the bridge remains stable. The co...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

City Seeks Expansion of Bike Corral Program - New One Installed on Washington Avenue

The City of Portland is asking for business, non-profit and neighborhood sponsors to help expand its successful bike corral program. Current sponsors include local businesses such as Arabica Coffee and the Thirsty Pig that signed up in the 2014 and 2015 ...Read on...

Bike Corral Application
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Third Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start Sunday, May 1

The third season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 1, 2016. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recre...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard

Posted on: January 13, 2016

New Temporary Locations for Silver Bullet Recycling Containers

The City’s Public Works department will be temporarily relocating the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Somerset Street to two new locations on Friday, January 15. Four of the “silver bullet” containers will be placed ...Read on...

Trash & Recycling Info
Posted on: December 14, 2014

Recycling & Trash must be curbside by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

If you are not able to place your material curbside before 6:30 a.m.,please do not place them curbside. If the City trucks have already passed your stop on the street, you should retain your material until your next collection day.
Place your blue city ...Read on...


Posted on: August 25, 2016

Portland to Host International Stormwater Management Conference Next Week

The International Low Impact Development Conference, a three-day event held in a different city around the country each year, will take place in Portland from August 29-31 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. The conference is attended by 300-500 engineers, reg...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

July 28 Baxter Woods Pond Project Public Meeting Postponed

The City of Portland Public Works Department would like to inform you that the Neighborhood Meeting that was scheduled to discuss the Baxter Woods Pond project on July 28, 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. The city is currently in the process of evalu...Read on...

Water Resources Department
Posted on: June 29, 2016

City’s Successful Street Sweeping Program Collects 1,000+ Tons of Debris to Protect Casco Bay

Cleaner streets = a cleaner bay. The City of Portland's successful street sweeping program has collected a total of 1,108 tons of debris thus far in calendar year 2016 from across the city. This collection is critical to protecting the Bay and Portland’s...Read on...

Water Resources Department

Posted on: June 7, 2016

6-16-16 ZBA Meeting

591-593 Washington Avenue
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:591-593 Washington Avenue, Michael Pare, Owner, Tax Map 428, Block B, Lot 014, R-5 Residential Zone: The applicant...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

6-2-16 ZBA Meeting

100 VAUGHAN STREET
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:100 Vaughan Street, Sam and Alexandra May, owners, Tax Map 069, Block C, Lot 008, R-4 Residential Zone: The applicant is ...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

5-19-16 ZBA Meeting

174 PLYMOUTH STREET
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:174 Plymouth Street, Sarah Palmer, Owner, Tax Map 345, Block A, Lot 001, R-3 Residential Zone. The applicant is seeking ...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

5-4-16 ZBA Meeting

252 CONCORD STREET

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Interpretation Appeal:
252 Concord Street West, Ryan McKown, owner, Tax Map 175, Block C, Lot 004, R-5 Residential Zone: The applicant is challe...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

3-3-16 ZBA Meeting

328 ISLAND AVENUE - PEAKS ISLAND
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Variance Appeal:328 Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Sandra K. Radis, owner, Tax Map 087, Block R, Lot 002, I-R2 Island Residential Zon...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

2-4-16 ZBA Meeting

1877 Congress Street
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:1877 Congress Street, Verizon Wireless, Buyer, Tax Map 217-A-10, R-2 Residential Zone: The applicant is seeking a Condit...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

1-21-16 ZBA Meeting

44 MAYO STREET
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:44 Mayo Street (81 East Oxford Street), Bayside Anchor Apartments, LP, owner, Tax Map 022, Block I, Lot 001, R-7 Compact Urban...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

1-7-16 ZBA Meeting

50 INDUSTRIAL WAY
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Room 209, 2nd Floor, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine to hear the following appeal:

Interpretation Appeal:50 I...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

12-3-15 ZBA Meeting

1877 CONGRESS STREET
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., 2nd Floor, Room 209, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine to hear the following appeal.

Conditional Use Appeal...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-4-15 ZBA Meeting

7 CUSHMAN STREET - PRACTICAL DIFFICULTY VARIANCE APPEAL

Jodie Lapchick & Mark Barnette, owners, Tax Map 056, Block B, Lot 020, R-6 Residential Zone: The applicants would like to extend their existing deck four feet, three inches by ten feet and enc...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

5-7-15 ZBA Meeting

14 ORKNEY STREET

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor in room 209 at Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine to hear the following appeal.

Practical Diffi...Read on...