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Posted on: December 2, 2016

City Council Inauguration on Monday, December 5 at Noon

On Monday, December 5, 2016 during a special noontime city council meeting, newly elected Councilors Pious Ali (At-Large) and Brian Batson (District 3) will be sworn-in during the inauguration ceremony. They will both serve a three-year term. The City wil...

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City Council
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Portland Jetport to Host Summit Project Veterans Memorial

Beginning on December 4, 2016 and continuing through the holiday season into mid-January 2017, the Portland Jetport is honored to host The Summit Project Honor Case. The case will be on public display on the 3rd floor of the Jetport. 

The public is in...

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Portland Jetport
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Santa Visits the Portland Fire Museum Next Four Saturdays

Santa will be visiting the Portland Fire Museum on the next four Saturday’s to meet with children for their Christmas wishes. Sponsored by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department, parents can bring their child...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Committee to Review Council Rules in Two Meetings During Week of November 28

The Portland City Council’s Rules Committee will be meeting twice next week to review and discuss Council Rules ahead of the next session which begins on December 5, 2016. The Committee is Chaired by Mayor Ethan Strimling and committee members include Cou...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Portland Police & US Marine Corps Reserves Partner for Toys for Tots Campaign

The Portland Police Department is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves this holiday season to accept donations for Toys for Tots! Donation boxes will be located at Police Headquarters at 109 Middle Street and at the Munjoy Hill Community Policing ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...Read on...

Comp Plan Update
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Connecting Peninsula Pathway to Off-Peninsula Neighborhoods

This first public meeting for the Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway Design Project will be held to gather public input regarding overall pathway alignment preferences and issues and opportunities for neighborhood connectivity of the pathwa...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Extended Until December 3

UPDATE: Deadline for curbside leaf collection has been extended until December 3. The City's Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup program will begin Monday, October 24, 2016 and will continue through Friday, November 18, 2016.

IMPORTANT! The leaves MUST be in ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Portland Selected to Participate in Nationwide NLC Resilience Program

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation recently announced that the City of Portland was selected to participate in the Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP). Initially announced in March 2016, the LCRP program will ...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Three Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) on November 17 at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congrat...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Annual District Meetings Scheduled Throughout November

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, and City staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s...Read on...

Annual District Meetings
Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Council to Consider Six Month Moratorium on Retail Marijuana Establishments During Nov 7 Meeting

City Councilors Ed Suslovic and Belinda Ray plan to introduce a non-agenda item during the November 7 regular City Council meeting for the Council to consider a proposed six month moratorium on retail marijuana establishments and social clubs. The meeting...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Celebratory Tour of Capisic Pond Enhancement Project Set for November 5

City of Portland officials will host a celebratory tour of the Capisic Pond Enhancement Project, which is almost complete, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM. District 3 City Councilor Ed Suslovic will be on hand as well as representatives from the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

City Launches New Round of Façade Improvement Program Funding

The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is launching a new round of the Façade Improvement Program. This time the program is targeting commercial storefronts on Washington Avenue (from Congress to Fox Street) and St. John Street (from Congr...Read on...

Application Information
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Portland Police Officers to Carry Narcan

In further response to addressing the opioid epidemic in Portland, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck today announced that the Police Department has instituted a new policy for all regularly assigned patrol officers to be equipped with narcan. Every officer h...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Councilor Thibodeau Submits Housing Proposal in Advance of September 28 Housing Committee Meeting

Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, one of the five Housing Committee members, released his own housing proposal to address housing insecurity today in advance of tonight’s committee meeting at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers. His proposal includes a 90-day notice p...Read on...

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...

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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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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: 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 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: 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 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 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: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...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 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: December 2, 2016

City Council Inauguration on Monday, December 5 at Noon

On Monday, December 5, 2016 during a special noontime city council meeting, newly elected Councilors Pious Ali (At-Large) and Brian Batson (District 3) will be sworn-in during the inauguration ceremony. They will both serve a three-year term. The City wil...

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City Council
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Committee to Review Council Rules in Two Meetings During Week of November 28

The Portland City Council’s Rules Committee will be meeting twice next week to review and discuss Council Rules ahead of the next session which begins on December 5, 2016. The Committee is Chaired by Mayor Ethan Strimling and committee members include Cou...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Council to Consider Six Month Moratorium on Retail Marijuana Establishments During Nov 7 Meeting

City Councilors Ed Suslovic and Belinda Ray plan to introduce a non-agenda item during the November 7 regular City Council meeting for the Council to consider a proposed six month moratorium on retail marijuana establishments and social clubs. The meeting...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Annual District Meetings Scheduled Throughout November

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, and City staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s...Read on...

Annual District Meetings
Posted on: October 25, 2016

STREET TREE TEXT AMENDMENT

Newsflash: A Street Tree Text Amendment is proposed to outline alternative ways of providing street trees as part of site developments.

More: The proposed Street Tree Text Amendment would allow applicants to meet the site plan street tree requireme...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

NEW SOLAR ENERGY ORDINANCE

Newsflash: A new Solar Energy Ordinance is proposed to support solar energy installations in Portland.

More: The proposed New Solar Energy Ordinance clarifies and expands the permitting framework to allow: a) installation of smaller solar energy s...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
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: December 2, 2016

City Council Inauguration on Monday, December 5 at Noon

On Monday, December 5, 2016 during a special noontime city council meeting, newly elected Councilors Pious Ali (At-Large) and Brian Batson (District 3) will be sworn-in during the inauguration ceremony. They will both serve a three-year term. The City wil...

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City Council
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info
Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Annual District Meetings Scheduled Throughout November

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, and City staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s...Read on...

Annual District Meetings
Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
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: 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: 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 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

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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: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

City Launches New Round of Façade Improvement Program Funding

The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is launching a new round of the Façade Improvement Program. This time the program is targeting commercial storefronts on Washington Avenue (from Congress to Fox Street) and St. John Street (from Congr...Read on...

Application Information
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
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.

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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: 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: October 21, 2016

Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Now in it's 8th year, the fe...Read on...

Downeast Article:

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...


Finance

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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: 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: November 23, 2016

Santa Visits the Portland Fire Museum Next Four Saturdays

Santa will be visiting the Portland Fire Museum on the next four Saturday’s to meet with children for their Christmas wishes. Sponsored by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department, parents can b...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Now in it's 8th year, the fe...Read on...

Downeast Article:
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...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: 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: November 28, 2016

12-7-16 HP Meeting

5 INDIA STREET AND 20 THAMES STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Norwich Group LLC for Preliminary Review of Proposed New Construction within and Im...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

11-16-16 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by CPB2 LLC. for Preliminary Review of Proposed Master Plan for Redevelopment of 58 Fore Street Property (within which the Portlan...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

11-2-16 HP Meeting

102-104 EXCHANGE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Sign Installation by Noah Talmadge, at 102-104 Exchange Street. Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

10-19-16 HP Meeting

ONE COMMERCIAL STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for Comprehensive Program of Exterior Alterations by Casco Portland Partners, LLC., at One Commercial Street. Public comments w...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

10-12-16 JOINT HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLANNING BOARD MEETING

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board AND Historic Preservation Board will hold a JOINT WORKSHOP on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Stree...Read on...

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...

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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: 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: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...


Posted on: October 20, 2016

City Launches New Round of Façade Improvement Program Funding

The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is launching a new round of the Façade Improvement Program. This time the program is targeting commercial storefronts on Washington Avenue (from Congress to Fox Street) and St. John Street (from Congr...Read on...

Application Information
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...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: October 15, 2016

City Manager's Letter in Reference to September 30 Violation Notice

October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the tone and content of the violation notice that you received from the Housing Safety Office dated September 30, 2016. Unfortunately, in our efforts to ensure that all eligi...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: November 18, 2016

Employee of the Month for October Announced

This award was presented to Timothy Welch in recognition of his work as a Facilities Technical Coordinator with nineteen years of City service. Tim has been instrumental in maintaining uninterrupted power flow and was very responsive during an incident wh...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: December 2, 2016

City Council Inauguration on Monday, December 5 at Noon

On Monday, December 5, 2016 during a special noontime city council meeting, newly elected Councilors Pious Ali (At-Large) and Brian Batson (District 3) will be sworn-in during the inauguration ceremony. They will both serve a three-year term. The City wil...

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City Council
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Committee to Review Council Rules in Two Meetings During Week of November 28

The Portland City Council’s Rules Committee will be meeting twice next week to review and discuss Council Rules ahead of the next session which begins on December 5, 2016. The Committee is Chaired by Mayor Ethan Strimling and committee members i...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Santa Visits the Portland Fire Museum Next Four Saturdays

Santa will be visiting the Portland Fire Museum on the next four Saturday’s to meet with children for their Christmas wishes. Sponsored by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department, parents can b...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City to Honor Local Businesses Tomorrow Night at Annual Awards Ceremony

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Statement from Mayor Strimling Regarding Portland as a Sanctuary City

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today regarding the fact that Portland is not a sanctuary city. While Chapter 2 of the Portland City Code does state that City employees are not to ask the immigration status of individuals w...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Annual District Meetings Scheduled Throughout November

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, and City staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s...Read on...

Annual District Meetings
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Statement from Mayor Strimling on Housing Committee Proposals

Below is a statement from Mayor Ethan Strimling on the Housing Committee proposals put forth by Councilors Duson and Brenerman.

"Today the Chair and Vice Chair of the Housing committee released a preliminary proposal for discussion at tomorrow’s ...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: 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: 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 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: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

76 Congress Street

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

161 York Street

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Connecting Peninsula Pathway to Off-Peninsula Neighborhoods

This first public meeting for the Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway Design Project will be held to gather public input regarding overall pathway alignment preferences and issues and opportunities for neighborhood connectivity of the pathwa...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Annual District Meetings Scheduled Throughout November

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, and City staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s...Read on...

Annual District Meetings
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Western Waterfront (Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height)

For Neighbors of the Western Waterfront

WHAT: Neighborhood Meeting - Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Reiche School, 1st Floor, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME

The Cit...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

122 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our development plans for the proposed site development for a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial/commercial flex-multi-unit, one story building and parking improvements located at 122 Anderson Street.

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

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: 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: 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: November 21, 2016

66-76 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by FRIENDS OF THE ST LAWRENCE CHURCH. The applicant is proposing a 401 seat theater, lobby area, promenade room and accessory use...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

221 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level II Application for administrative site plan review and a Level III Application for subdivision review by the Planning Board was submitted to the Planning Divisioin by Caleb Johnson Architects & Builders. The...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

161 YORK STREET

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by York Street Redevelopment, LLC. The applicant is proposing an eleven unit residential project at 161 York Str...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

11 Ocean Street - Peaks Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jeffrey Clements and Nancy Heselton. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new 440 sq. ft. accessory studio b...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

636 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Motorola Solutions in collaboration with the City of Portland Fire Department. The applicant is proposing a 180' radio co...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

WPDZ Text Amendment Building Heights

Bill Needelman, Waterfront Coordinator, has submitted an application for text amendments to the Waterfront Port Development Zone (WPDZ) on behalf of Portland's Economic Development Department. There are three text amendment alternatives for consideration...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

122 Anderson Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Douglas Cardente of Anderson Street Realty. The applicant is proposing a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial building at 122 Anderson Str...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: 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...


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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info
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: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...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: 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: November 28, 2016

Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Connecting Peninsula Pathway to Off-Peninsula Neighborhoods

This first public meeting for the Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway Design Project will be held to gather public input regarding overall pathway alignment preferences and issues and opportunities for neighborhood connectivity of the pathwa...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...Read on...

Comp Plan Update
Posted on: October 20, 2016

City Launches New Round of Façade Improvement Program Funding

The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is launching a new round of the Façade Improvement Program. This time the program is targeting commercial storefronts on Washington Avenue (from Congress to Fox Street) and St. John Street (from Congr...Read on...

Application Information
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: December 1, 2016

12-13-16 PB Meeting

MAINE MEDICAL CENTER

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider the outline for an institutional overlay zone (IOZ) that will present the main proposed components of the new Institutional Overla...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

11-22-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 acre...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

11-15-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 acre...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

11-9-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET 

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 ac...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-18-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a site walk on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site walk will convene at the...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

10-12-16 JOINT PLANNING BOARD AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD MEETING

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board and Historic Preservation Board will hold a Joint Workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Stree...Read on...

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: 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

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Portland Police & US Marine Corps Reserves Partner for Toys for Tots Campaign

The Portland Police Department is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves this holiday season to accept donations for Toys for Tots! Donation boxes will be located at Police Headquarters at 109 Middle Street and at the Munjoy Hill Community Policing ...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Statement from Police Chief Regarding Portland as a Sanctuary City

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck released the following statement today regarding the fact that Portland is not a sanctuary city. While Chapter 2 of the Portland City Code does state that City employees are not to ask the immigration status of indi...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Shalom House Honors Portland Police Department and Portland Recovery Community Center

Shalom House honored the Portland Police Department’s Behavioral Heath Coordinator, Jo Freedman, and the Portland Recovery Community Center at their annual Shalom House Hope Awards on November 3 at Ocean Gateway. Jo Freedman received the Johnson & Kor...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Police Conduct Underage Alcohol Buy Compliance Check

On October 1, 2016 the Portland Police Department conducted 12 alcohol compliance checks of retail locations for the sale of alcohol to minors.

Of the 12 checks completed, two locations failed and were summonsed for the sale of alcohol to minors.

...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 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: 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 23, 2016

Health Equity Alliance Presents: 2016 Maine Minority Health Conference

Lewiston, ME– On December 2nd, the Health Equity Alliance (HEAL) will host the 6th Annual Maine Minority Health Conference (MMHC). The conference will take place from 8am-4pm at the Green Ladle, 156 East Ave. in Lewiston, ME. The MMHC targets al...

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Full Press Relase
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Flu Clinics for 2016-17

Due to the increased availability of flu vaccine through pharmacies and medical providers, the City of Portland Public Health Division will not be offering any flu clinics to the general public during the 2016-17 flu season.

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: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
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: December 2, 2016

Residential Sand and Salt Location

This year, the City’s residential sand and salt pile will be located back at it's original location, the parking lot next to the Castle in Deering Oaks Park. 

This sand and salt pile is for residential use only, contractors are not allowed....

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info
Posted on: November 18, 2016

BULKY ITEM COLLECTION PROGRAM TECHNICAL ISSUES

We have been unable to process Bulky Item Collection requests received after November 6.

Current requests and any incoming requests will be processed and mailed the week of December 3rd. Please continue to use the program to requests collections ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Extended Until December 3

UPDATE: Deadline for curbside leaf collection has been extended until December 3. The City's Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup program will begin Monday, October 24, 2016 and will continue through Friday, November 18, 2016.

IMPORTANT! The leaves MUST be in ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

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

Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled for Woodford Street-Forest Ave Storm Drain Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the design of the Woodford Street-Forest Ave Storm Drain Project. The project is intended to accomplish two items: 1) to help the City with their effort...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Woodford-Forest Sewer Separation Project Notice

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you of geotechnical work associated with the Woodford-Forest Sewer Separation Project that will be occurring the week of October 10th, 2016.

This project is being completed to help the City w...Read on...


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: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

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Snow Ban Info

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Free Workforce Development Conference on October 26 at USM

The City of Portland is hosting a one-day free and open to the public economic and workforce development conference -- “Economic Necessity: Workforce Development and Immigrant Integration, A Day of Learning and Discussion” -- on October 26, 2016 from 8:00...Read on...

Free Registration Here
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...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: November 28, 2016

Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Connecting Peninsula Pathway to Off-Peninsula Neighborhoods

This first public meeting for the Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway Design Project will be held to gather public input regarding overall pathway alignment preferences and issues and opportunities for neighborhood connectivity of the pathwa...

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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: December 1, 2016

Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more t...

Read on...

Snow Ban Info
Posted on: November 18, 2016

BULKY ITEM COLLECTION PROGRAM TECHNICAL ISSUES

We are experiencing minor delays due to technical issues with the Bulky Item Collection Program. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this unavoidable circumstance.

We have been unable to process Bulky Item Collection requests received ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

NO Trash & Recycling Collection on Thursday & Friday of Thanksgiving Holiday

There will be no trash and recycling collection on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. It is the one weekend per year when sanitation crews can enjoy a long weekend with their family and friends.

REMINDERCur...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Extended Until December 3

UPDATE: Deadline for curbside leaf collection has been extended until December 3. The City's Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup program will begin Monday, October 24, 2016 and will continue through Friday, November 18, 2016.

IMPORTANT! The leaves MUST be in ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 29, 2016

The City of Portland's Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste bag collection begins October 24th, 2016!

The City of Portland's Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup program will begin Monday, October 24th, 2016 and will continue through Friday, November 18th, 2016.

IMPORTANT! - The leaves MUST be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased a...Read on...

Additional Info...
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: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016

RE: Start of construction project.

Dear Resident:

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Se...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled for Woodford Street-Forest Ave Storm Drain Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the design of the Woodford Street-Forest Ave Storm Drain Project. The project is intended to accomplish two items: 1) to help the City with their effort...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Celebratory Tour of Capisic Pond Enhancement Project Set for November 5

City of Portland officials will host a celebratory tour of the Capisic Pond Enhancement Project, which is almost complete, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM. District 3 City Councilor Ed Suslovic will be on hand as well as representatives from the...Read on...

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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: 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: 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...