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Posted on: August 18, 2017

State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

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Beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into ...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

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Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organize...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

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The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored,...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

State Street and Park Avenue Night Work

Beginning on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Avenue and State Street intersection. This work includes the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain across the intersecti...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due September 29

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Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments can now apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. &a...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

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A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistanc...

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Overdose Prevention Project City News
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for New Deering Oaks Playground Feature

Deering Oaks Rocky Hill feature

Please join City officials, Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities staff, the Friends of Deering Oaks, and the Old Bug Light Foundation to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rocky Hill play feature at Deering Oaks Playground on Wednesday, July 26.&...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area...

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Parks Department City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Portland to be in National Spotlight with Visit from C-Span Cable Channel

cspan cities tour

Mayor Ethan Strimling and Charter will welcome C-SPAN to Portland on Monday, July 17 at 3:00 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network&rsquo...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Washington Avenue Paving & Bike Network Project Begins July 10

paving alert

Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. will begin work on Washington Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Presumpscot Street on Monday, July 10. This pavement preservation and bike network project is anticipated to take approximately seven weeks to complete. The ...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Work to Begin July 5

Under Construction

The City's contractor for the State Street Infrastructure Project will begin work on July 5. The project includes new storm drain outfall, water main replacement, the re-paving of State Street, and more.

The Department of Public Works would like to update ...

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More Information... City News
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Fort Gorges Repair Work to Begin July 6

fort gorges

The Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department  would like to advise the public that long-awaited repairs and safety upgrades to Fort Gorges will be taking place starting on July 6th. The work is funded through the Army Corps of Enginee...

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Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used...

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Riverside Golf Course City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the...

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Division 30 Information City News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 P...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

ann lemire

Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Residential Parking Stickers Now Available for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

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Residential parking stickers are now available in the Parking Division Office, Room 20, City Hall basement. Applications may be downloaded online. Please bring the completed form to the Parking Office. These stickers are valid for July 1, 2017–J...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

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Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with Councilors to spons...

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Climate Mayors Website City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Pavement Restriping Program Begins

crosswalk road work

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk restriping work is expected to begin in a limited fashion this week (week of Memorial Day) with a more significant level of production the week of June 5th, and will continue throughout the spring ...

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Department of Public Works City News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Public Art from City’s Collection

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Three art bricks that are part of Portland Brick by artist Ayumi Horie and storyteller Elise Pepple were stolen from the sidewalk on Congress Street in front of the Maine Jewish Museum sometime in late 2016.  This is the second theft of the art b...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by responding to those in need of emergency medical care,” said Actin...

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Fire Department City News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

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The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent pu...

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Public Art Committee City News
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire City News
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundati...

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Substance Use Prevention Program City News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

now hiring news

The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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Portland Police Department City News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

sundaysonblvdCP

The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

POC logo

The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew City News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing abou...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: April 27, 2017

City to Unveil Bayside Adapts Design Challenge Submissions on May 3

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The City of Portland will display the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge submissions for judging and public viewing during an event at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 

Following review by the judging panel, t...

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City News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

dredge

The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community ...

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Smart Corridor Website City News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

clean energy graphic

Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program City News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

woodfords corner stormdrain mapCP

On Monday, March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford Street at the intersection with Clifton Street. Clifton Street (Melrose to Woodford) will be closed to all but local resident ...

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Water Resources Department City News
Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Partners with Grace Street Recovery Services for Additional Resources at India Street Clinic

india street public health centerCP

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Grace Street Recovery Services in order to offer additional substance use resources at the India Street Health Center. Grace Street operates medication assisted treatment and recovery ...

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India Street Public Health Center City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Portland Unveils Redesigned Website

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has unveiled a redesign of its website. The site, still found by going to www.portlandmaine.gov, includes a more modern and clean design with new quick keys that will improve customer service and provide...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Divis...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' fro...

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Finance Department City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement pro...

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Comp Plan Documents City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter ...

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Housing & Community Development City News
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sp...

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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services City News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Offic...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record - 1.78 Million Passengers Use Facility in 2016

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) today announced an all-time record year for traffic, with 1,785,649 passengers in 2016.  The achievement surpasses 2015’s total of 1,728,746 passengers – an increase of 3.2%.  ...

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Portland International Jetport City News
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council w...

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City Assessor's Office City News
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned proper...

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Economic Development Committee City News
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to i...

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Treasury Office City News
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It wa...

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State of the City Address - Full Text City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from ...

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Agenda & Back up Material City News
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.

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City News
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...

City News
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...

City News
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...

City News
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...

City News
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...

City News
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...

City News
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 City News

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...

Barron Center

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...

Building Permit Notices
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...

Building Permit Notices
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...

Building Permit Notices
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...

Building Permit Notices
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...

Building Permit Notices
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...

Building Permit Notices

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...

City Clerk

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Emergency Shelter are a conditional use in more of the City

Emergency shelter sites must be within 1/4 mile of a METRO bus line, and are required to meet safety requirements.  Laundry, kitchen, and pantry areas, bicycle storage and secure storage areas are also requirements for new emergency shelters.

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Order 252-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Some City Fees Increase in Fiscal Year 2018

Along with the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriation Resolve, at its May 15, 2017 meeting the Portland City Council approved increases in various fees.

In Planning, the billable hourly rate charged for staff review of development projects is now $52, up $2.00 fro...

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Order 245-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Golf Cart Regulations Effective Immediately

Changes in the Portland City Code golf cart ordinance address safety risks connected to the use of golf carts on Portland islands.  

The Code now requires a driver’s license and safety equipment like headlights and rear red reflectors, a...

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Order 271-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: May 31, 2017

City Hospitals and Universities can now propose their own Institutional Overlay Zones

At least three of these four major institutions are considering major changes to their core campuses, and, for some, the existing zoning context presents challenges.  For example, Maine Medical Center’s contract zone, developed in 2005, does not ...

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Order 221-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Moratorium on licenses for Retail Marijuana Establishments and Social Clubs Extended

On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved the Marijuana Legalization Act, allowing the consumption, distribution and business development of and for marijuana products.  The Marijuana Legalization Act allows municipalities to regulate retail mar...

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Order 222-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Short Term Rental Amendments Effective

The proposed amendments allow all property owners to rent out their primary residences as STRs, typically on a room or apartment share app like Airbnb. No non-owner occupied single family home or condominium will be allowed to be rented as STRs, except on...

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Order 179-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Fort Sumner Park Height Overlay

This text amendment establishes an absolute height limit for new developments and/or additions tied to the elevation of the viewing platform at Fort Sumner Park, 160.27 feet above mean sea level. Permissible building heights for developments occurring wit...

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Order 128-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Updates to the Fire Code

The following changes are now effective in Portland City Code Chapter 10, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION :

  • Requirements are amended for smoke alarms in existing one- and two-family dwellings;
  • Re-inspection fees are increased to make them consistent...
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Order 127-16/17 City Code Amendments

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City Council Notices
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

news alert

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information City Council Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info... City Council Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

clean energy graphic

Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material City Council Notices
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...

City Council Notices
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...

City Council Notices
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...

City Council Notices

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

news alert

The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer Jeff Ha...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council will vote o...

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City Assessor's Office City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office City Manager's Office
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...

City Manager's Office
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...

City Manager's Office
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...

City Manager's Office

COC

1 Story
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... COC

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

state marquee existing

The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored, individua...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due September 29

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Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments can now apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. &a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

dredge

The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee Economic Development
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...

Economic Development
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Portland Pizzerias Make Esquire Magazine's Top Listing

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

Additional Info... Economic Development

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services Elder Services
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services Elder Services
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: Elder Services

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...

Election News

Finance

6 Stories
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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Finance
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info... Finance
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department Finance
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office Finance

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by respon...

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Fire Department Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

firetruck

On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire Fire Department
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program Fire Department

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

ann lemire

Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material Health & Human Services
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: Health & Human Services
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...

Health & Human Services

Posted on: July 25, 2017

8-2-17 HP Meeting

CITY HALL PLAZA, 389 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland, for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Paving Replacement at ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2017

7-19-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2017

7-12-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

6-21-17 HP Meeting

172 Falmouth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Eric Sacknoff, for a Commemorative Marker Installation at 172 FALMOUTH ST. 

Public comments wi...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6-7-17 HP Meeting

276 Brackett Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Michael Wilson for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Garage Addition at 276 BRACKETT ST.  ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 9, 2017

5-17-17 HP Meeting Agenda

71 India Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Dominic Reali Realty, LLC. for a Certificate of Appropriateness for  Building Addition at 71 INDI...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2017

5-3-17 HP Meeting Agenda

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Victoria Mansion for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Replacement of Infill Carr...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2017

*HP MEETING POSTPONED (4-19-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 4/19/17 meeting will be rescheduled to next week, 4/26/17 at 5:00 p.m.

109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2017

3-1-17 HP Meeting

383 Commercial Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Gordon Reger, Holdings, LLC for an advisory review of proposed new construction at 383 COMMERCIAL ST.

The w...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 6, 2017

*TODAY'S MEETING POSTPONED (2-15-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 2/15/17 meeting will be rescheduled to 2/22/17 at 5:00 p.m. due to the weather.

Deering Oaks Historic Landscape District

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a worksho...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 25, 2017

2-1-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC for a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken at...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 11, 2017

1-18-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC. For a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken a...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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.

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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.

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Council Approves Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

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The City Council approved Portland’s new comprehensive plan at its June 5 meeting. It is now being reviewed by the state for final approval.

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development released a final draft of the plan in F...

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Comp Plan Documents Home - Spotlight
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

ann lemire

Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ is Back from May - September

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

clean energy graphic

Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

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The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department Home - Spotlight

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

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On Monday, March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford Street at the intersection with Clifton Street. Clifton Street (Melrose to Woodford) will be closed to all but local resident ...

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Water Resources Department Homepage News
Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Partners with Grace Street Recovery Services for Additional Resources at India Street Clinic

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Grace Street Recovery Services in order to offer additional substance use resources at the India Street Health Center. Grace Street operates medication assisted treatment and recovery ...

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India Street Public Health Center Homepage News

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

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The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are RRP certif...

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Housing and Community Development Notices
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development Housing and Community Development Notices

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

lead out image

The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are R...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development Housing and Community Development Updates
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...

Housing and Community Development Updates

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Housing Safety Office is Now Located in Room 315

The Housing Safety Office has moved from its location in Room 26 on the basement level of City Hall to the third floor in Room 315 within the Permitting & Inspections Division. For more information regarding Housing Safety rules and regulations, and i...

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Housing Safety
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

lead out image

The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are RRP certif...

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Housing Safety
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development Housing Safety
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Office of Housing Safety Now Part of Permitting & Inspections Department

As part of our continued restructuring efforts to streamline operations and enhance customer service in the new Permitting and Inspections Department, the Housing Safety Office is now part of the Inspections Division and the housing inspectors will have t...

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Housing Safety

Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Human Resources

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...

Inspections Updates

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Hosts Navy Week August 21, 2017

news alert

On Monday, August 21, the City of Portland will help kick off Portland Navy Week, which runs from August 21-25 and aims to generate awareness about the Navy.

What:Mayoral Proclamation and Future Sailor Swearing-in 

Mayor Ethan Strimling will deliv...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Portland to be in National Spotlight with Visit from C-Span Cable Channel

cspan cities tour

Mayor Ethan Strimling and Charter will welcome C-SPAN to Portland on Monday, July 17 at 3:00 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fic...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

news alert

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with...

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Climate Mayors Website Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Offer Amendments to City’s Tax Increment Financing Policy

On Tuesday, April 18th, in front of the Economic Development Committee, Mayor Ethan Strimling will formally offer an amendment to the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy which will strengthen the community benefits of tax dollars spent f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates Portland Jetport on Record Year

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling offered his congratulations today to the Portland Jetport as they announced an all-time record year for traffic with 1.78 million passengers using the facility in 2016.

"Congratulations to the Portland Jetport for reachi...

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Portland International Jetport Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates METRO on 50th Anniversary & Record Ridership

Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today in response to METRO's press release from earlier today. 

"I want to congratulate METRO on their 50th anniversary and for reaching record ridership levels," said Mayor...

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Greater Portland METRO Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It was develope...

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State of the City Address - Full Text Mayor's Office
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...

Mayor's Office
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...

Mayor's Office

Posted on: August 7, 2017

510 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the construction of two(2) apartment buildings with 82 units at 510 Cumberland Avenue.

Meeting Location:  510 Cumberland Avenue (Community Room)

Meeting Date: ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2017

58 Boyd Street

Please join the Portland Housing Authority for a 

Neighborhood Meeting

to discuss our plans for the development of

58 Boyd Street Apartments

Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans to do maintenance on the cap of the Ocean Avenue Landfill and, following the completion of that work, the installation of a solar array.  The cap maintenance work is designe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2017

1 Joy Place

Dear Neighbor,

Terradyn Consultants has been retained by Renewal Housing Associates, LLC. to assist with site design and permitting for a proposed 12-unit condominium building at 1 Joy Place in Portland.  Please join us at the Reiche Community Cen...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

155 Sheridan Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf o BD Sheridan, LLC we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 155 Sheridan Street within the Residential, R-6 Zone in Portland.  The project includes the develop...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 24, 2017

184 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a conditional rezoning located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 184 Commercial Street.  The meeting will be held:

Meeting Location:  Portland Harbor Hotel, 46...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our plans for proposed construction of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine at Thompson’s Point, Portland, Maine.  The project includes a 9,682 sq. ft....

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 2, 2017

20 Thames Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed residential condominium and retail building to be located at 20 Thames Street, that is a portion of the current 158 Fore Street lot.

Meeting Location:  Res...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2017

383 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Level III Site Plan Neighborhood Meeting to discuss Phase 1 of a mixed use residential and commercial development located at 383 Commercial Street (former Rufus Deering site.)

Meeting Date:  Wednesday, 4-26-17

Mee...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2017

1728 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us or a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 8 lot subdivision located at 1728 Washington Avenue.

Meeting Date:  May 3, 2017

Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:  At the site (172...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | Pa...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | P...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2017

197 Spring Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed redevelopment at 197 Spring Street within the R-6 Zone in Portland. The project includes the renovation of the original building with a new addition. Seven units wil...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2017

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Zoning Map Amendment for property located at 510 Stevens Avenue in Portland.  The purpose of this Map Amendment is to bring the property into conformance with the ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2017

7 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a 6-unit condominium at 7 Cumberland Avenue in Portland.

Date:  April 4, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  East End Community Center, ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2017

185 Lancaster Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the new location of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science which is proposed within the existing building located at 185 Lancaster Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Meeting Locat...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 25, 2017

502 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

We are local residents writing to inform you about our project at 502 Stevens Avenue (next to Roy's), and invite you to a public discussion/meeting to learn more.

Location:  Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Stree...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2017

1700 Westbrook Street

On behalf of Camelot Holdings, LLC. we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our concept plans for the proposed Camelot site.  One goal of the proposed plan is to create a modern take on the traditional neighborhoods that...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2017

221 Congress Street (Corner of Congress St. and Washington Ave.)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 5-story, 17-unit condominium building with 1st floor retail/restaurant space to be located at the current vacant lot at the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 4, 2017

22 Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a replacement and modernization project at Maine Medical Center's 22 Bramhall Street location.  City Planning staff will explain the planning process, MMC will provi...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 28, 2016

218-220 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for residential condominiums to be located at 218-220 Washington Avenue.

Location:  Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Meeting Room #3Date:  January 4, 201...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 7, 2016

76 Congress Street (MEETING DATE CHANGE)

Due to a schedule conflict, the Public Neighborhood Meeting for the St. Lawrence Arts Center has been changed to:

                    

Wednesday, December 28,...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 30, 2016

161 York Street

161_York_Neighborhood.jpg Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices

Posted on: August 15, 2017

896 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the  Peaks Island Land Preserve.  The applicant is proposing to repair the ice pond dam and bui...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 15, 2017

454 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Maine Department of Transportation.  The applicant is proposing the construction of a new maintenance and ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2017

1071 Westbrook Street

To residents and property owners:  Mark Goodwin, representing Northeast Air, has submitted a Level II site plan application for the replacement of an existing aviation hangar at 1071 Westbrook Street.  The proposed building will have a t...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2017

48 Brown Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners:  Ed Gardner, representing Ocean Gate LLC., has submitted a Level III site plan application for a parking garage at 48 Brown Street.  The 0.9 acre site is currently a surface parking lot.  The pr...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

IS-FBC (India Street Form-based Code zone)

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To Residents and Property Owners: The City of Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday, August 8th to consider Land Use Code text and map amendments to Division 15.2 Section 14-275 (IS-FBC India Street Form-based Code zone) to clarify in...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

510 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: Avesta Housing Development Corporation has submitted a Level III application and a conditional use application for 82 units of affordable housing in two buildings.  A four story addition is proposed to the existi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 26, 2017

22 HOPE AVENUE

To residents and property owners:  Lloyd Wolf, representing LBW, LLC., has submitted a Level III application for subdivision review  of the Brandy Lane Subdivision off Hope Avenue. The proposal is to subdivide the 40 acre parcel into 16 ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2017

990 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: Sebago Technics, on behalf of the City of Portland, has submitted a Level III site plan application for landfill cap maintenance of the former Ocean Avenue Landfill at 990 Ocean Avenue.  The proposal is to strip ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2017

990 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners:  John Baston, on behalf of Sunfill North, LLC., has submitted a Level 1: Site Alteration Application and a Conditional Use Application for the installation of 2,800 solar panels on the cap of a former landfill at...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 26, 2017

1150 Brighton Avenue

To residents and property owners:  Kamlesh Patel, representing SAI Prasad, LLC., has submitted a Level II site plan application for site improvements at 1150 Brighton Avenue.  The proposal is to add internal sidewalks, reconfigure the pa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

50 India Street

To residents and property owners:  Steve Blais of Blais Civil Engineers has submitted a Level II Site Plan application on behalf of cPort Credit Union, Inc. for a new four story building at 50 India Street.  The proposal is for a 6,880 s...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Jetport Boulevard

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Thomas Toye of Toye Realty Holdings, III., LLC.  The applicant is proposing the expansion of a valet parking l...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2017

50 Cove Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Peter Bass of Random Orbit, Inc.  The applicant is proposing parking lot improvements and a new industrial/com...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 31, 2017

155 Sheridan Street

To residents and property owners:  Bernie Saulnier, representing BD Sheridan, LLC., has submitted a Level III Subdivision and Site Plan application to develop 19 residential units at 155 Sheridan Street.  The proposed development is for ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 25, 2017

88 Walnut Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level III subdivision and site plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jake Edwards, representing JP Sheridan LLC.  The applicant is proposing a 3 unit building at ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2017

184 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  David Bateman, representing Fisherman's Wharf Portland, LLC., has submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division a Conditional Rezoning Application for the proposed redevelopment at 184 Commercial ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2017

171 Auburn Street

To residents and property owners:  The City of Portland's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application for site improvements at the Lyseth and Lyman Moore schools at 171 Auburn Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Thompsons Point (Roadway Extension)

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Placemaker Partners, LLC. to extend the roadway and associated infrastructure for the second phase of the Thompson&...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Thompsons Point (Childrens Museum)

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine.  The applicant is proposing the construction of a new b...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2017

473 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Acadia Lending Group.  The applicant is proposing to develop an office building at 473 Riverside Street. &...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 24, 2017

5 Davis Farm Road

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Pizzagalli Properties, LLC.  The applicant is proposing to expand the parking area of 5 Davis Farm Road. &...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 24, 2017

20 Thames Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Ara Aftandilian, representing Essexnorth Portland, LLC.  The applicant is proposing a mixed u...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2017

1728 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level III subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Ron Goddard of Greenlight Enterprises, LLC..  The applicant is proposing the creation of a subdivision with...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 7, 2017

197 Spring Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Steve Morrison of WAIT LLC.  The applicant is proposing the conversion of an existing lodging house into seven...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2017

356 State Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Department of Public Works for the rehabilitation of the existing Deering Oaks parking lot at 356 S...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 7, 2017

1000 Preble Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Public Works Department for an 84 inch outfall into Back Cove at 1000 Preble Street. &nbs...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2017

1039 Riverside Street - Unit 15

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction.  The applicant is proposing the construction of an 8,000 sq. ft. build...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2017

1039 Riverside Street - Unit 1

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction.  The applicant is proposing the construction of a 7,500 sq. ft. buildi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2017

5-7 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Mike Boissonneau of Banner Properties, LLC.  The applicant is proposing a six (6) unit struct...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 16, 2017

348 Spring Street

To residents and property owners:  Waynflete School has submitted an amended site plan application for administrative review, which proposes a phased site plan to construct the  "Lower School" expansion and the new gymnasium. &...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2017

383 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level III subdivision and site plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Deering Property Management, LLC.  For phase 1 of the pending Master Development Plan for 383...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2017

121 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners:  Jed Harris, representing CSH 123, LLC has submitted a Level II Site plan application for the change of use from industrial to commercial uses and the redevelopment of the parking lots at 105-121 Washington Avenu...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 17, 2017

218 Washington Avenue (District 1)

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Subdivision and Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 218-220 Washington Ave. LLC.  The applicant is proposing 45 residential condominiums. &nb...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Placemaker Partners, LLC.  The applicant is proposing the regrading and placement of excess soil and bor...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2017

383 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  A Master Development Plan was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Deering Property Management, LLC.  The applicant is proposing to redevelop the Rufus Deering Lumber Yard into a mixed...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2017

185 Lancaster Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Baxter Academies of Maine.  The applicant is proposing to relocate Baxter Academy from 54 York Street to 185 L...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2017

158 Fore Street

To residents and property owners:  A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland Norwich Group who are proposing to divide a vacant lot into three lots at 158 Fore Street.  The lot is adjac...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2017

250 Canco Road

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted by the City of Portland for the addition of a 1,500 sq. ft. wash bay to the fleet services building at 250 Canco Road.  The site is in the Industrial IM zo...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2017

1531 Congress Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Scott Anderson, on behalf of Verizon Wireless,   The applicant is proposing to construct a one-story equipment...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 6, 2017

340 Park Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by LQ Management, LLC..  The applicant is proposing site improvements and a renovated building entrance and new p...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Vannah Avenue at Baxter Boulevard

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by City of Portland Public Services Department who are proposing  the installation of a  storm dra...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 11, 2017

502 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Denis Lachman.  The applicant is proposing a mixed use building replacing a single family home...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Rowe Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Department of Public Works who are proposing the installation of a storm water outfall and th...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 27, 2016

1700 Westbrook Street

To residents and property owners:  A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Camelot Holdings.  The applicant is proposing to rezone their property at 1700 Westbrook Street within Portland&...

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New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices
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...

New Development Review Project Notices

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Residential Parking Stickers Now Available for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

news alert

Residential parking stickers are now available in the Parking Division Office, Room 20, City Hall basement. Applications may be downloaded online. Please bring the completed form to the Parking Office. These stickers are valid for July 1, 2017–June 30, 20...

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Additional Info... Parking

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Landing Proposal

Portland Landing

"Portland Landing" is the concept name for the redevelopment of the the vacant lot along Portland’s Waterfront, historically known as Amethyst Lot. The 3 acre property (along with 10 acres of water) sits on the waterfront, directly to the east o...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Evergreen Cemetery Forest Management Project

evergreen cem forest management

As the many visitors to Evergreen Cemetery know, the city Forestry Division is overseeing a Forest Management project in the 100-acre woods. The concept of conducting urban forest management is an often overlooked component of maintaining sustainable, lon...Read on...

Parks & Rec Spotlight

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for New Deering Oaks Playground Feature

Deering Oaks Rocky Hill feature

Please join City officials, Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities staff, the Friends of Deering Oaks, and the Old Bug Light Foundation to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rocky Hill play feature at Deering Oaks Playground on Wednesday, July 26.&...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Fort Gorges Repair Work to Begin July 6

fort gorges

The Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department  would like to advise the public that long-awaited repairs and safety upgrades to Fort Gorges will be taking place starting on July 6th. The work is funded through the Army Corps of Enginee...

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Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Landing Proposal

Portland Landing

"Portland Landing" is the concept name for the redevelopment of the the vacant lot along Portland’s Waterfront, historically known as Amethyst Lot. The 3 acre property (along with 10 acres of water) sits on the waterfront, directly to ...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Health Benefits of Small Parks

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Research has shown that small nature spaces can directly benefit a person's physical and mental well-being, as well as provide social advantages to communities. Experiencing nature has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and even increase productiv...

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Read full article by Kathleen L. Wolfe, Ph.D. Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 16, 2017

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Watch the Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony! The City is very happy to say that the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony finally happened! These projects have been a long time coming. We are so excited to see the work about to begin for the new walkway...

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Watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony! Parks and Rec News

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for New Deering Oaks Playground Feature

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Please join City officials, Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities staff, the Friends of Deering Oaks, and the Old Bug Light Foundation to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rocky Hill play feature at Deering Oaks Playground on Wednesday, July 26.&...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

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The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Fort Gorges Repair Work to Begin July 6

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The Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department  would like to advise the public that long-awaited repairs and safety upgrades to Fort Gorges will be taking place starting on July 6th. The work is funded through the Army Corps of Enginee...

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Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

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The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks, Recreation & Facilities

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

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A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

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The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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Smart Corridor Website Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

news alert

The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee Planning - Congress Sq
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 Planning - Congress Sq

Posted on: July 28, 2017

8-8-17 PB Meeting

Maine Medical Center

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Board will hold a workshop on Maine Medical Center’s proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulatory Framework, which guides the hospital’s futu...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2017

7-25-17 PB Meeting

INDIA STREET FORM BASED CODE ZONE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider Land Use Code text and map amendments to Division 15.2 Section 14-275 (IS-FBC India Street Form-based Code zone) to c...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2017

7-18-17 PB Meeting

(Please find the updated agenda for the 7/18/17 meeting below.)

184 Commercial Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Board will hold a site walk at 184 Commercial Street.  There is a pending conditional rezoning application for the...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2017

7-11-17 PB Meeting

155 SHERIDAN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a WORKSHOP to consider a proposal for a four (4) story building with 14 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units.  Parking for 19 vehicles is al...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2017

6-27-17 PB Meeting

Maine Medical Center

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on key chapters (including design) of the Maine Medical Center’s proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulat...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 9, 2017

6-22-17 PB Meeting

184 Commercial Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a conditional rezoning application for the proposed redevelopment at 184 Commercial Street.  The site is within the Non-...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6-13-17 PB Meeting

383 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider 1) a phased Master Development Plan (MDP) for the mixed use redevelopment of the Rufus Deering Lumber Yard for a total of 27,642 ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 12, 2017

5-23-17 PB Meeting

MAINE MEDICAL CENTER

To residents and property owners:    The Board will hold a  workshop on Maine Medical Center’s proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulatory Framework, which guides the hosp...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2017

5-18-17 PB Meeting

WESTERN WATERFRONT

 

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a Site Walk and Evening Workshop on the proposed amendments to Division 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone (WPDZ).

Site Walk: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2017

5-9-17 PB Meeting

218 WASHINGTON AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed 45 unit condominium project with 22 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom units.  On-site parking will be provided f...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2017

4-25-17 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To residents and property owners:    The Board will hold an introductory workshop on Maine Medical Center's proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulatory Framework, which guides the hos...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Tree Cutting at the New Hall School Project Site - 23 Orono Road

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF PORTLAND

Re: Tree Cutting at the New Hall School Project Site – 23 Orono Road

 

As recently approved by the Planning Board, work will be begin next week on clearing the site of the much anticipated and ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 28, 2017

3-28-17 PB Meeting

23 ORONO STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a revised site plan application for the construction of a new elementary school at 23 Orono Road.  The proposed two stor...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 14, 2017

3-14-17 PB Meeting

122 ANDERSON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by ANDERSON STREET REALTY LLC for a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial building at 122 Anderson Street.  The building ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 31, 2017

4-6-17 PB Meeting

383 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a phased Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the Rufus Deering Lumber Yard into a mixed use project with 22,691 sq. ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2017

4-13-17 PB Meeting

1700 WESTBROOK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will continue the April 6th workshop to April 13th to take additional public comment on the proposed map amendments from R-1 to R-3 and ROS at 1700 Westbrook Stre...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 17, 2017

2-28-17 PB Meeting

1700 WESTBROOK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a map amendment from R-1 to R-3 to allow the development of the 45-acre site into a traditional single-family development with ap...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 17, 2017

3-23-17 PB Meeting (Portland's Comprehensive Plan)

CITY OF PORTLAND'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the City's proposed, new Comprehensive Plan.  The meeting will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers,&...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2017

2-14-17 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To residents and property owners:    The Institutional Overlay Zone (IOZ) is a proposed new zoning ordinance that will provide a predictable growth management and planning process for the major  institutions in...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2017

1-24-17 PB Meeting

WESTERN WATERFRONT (WPDZ)

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a second workshop to consider potential text amendments regarding dimensional standards and performance standards in the Waterfront Port Development...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 30, 2016

1-10-17 PB Meeting

IN THE VICINITY OF 22 BRAMHALL STREETTo Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider the draft text for a new institutional overlay zone (IOZ) ordinance that will expand on the outline considered at...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2017

1-17-17 PB Meeting

161 YORK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by York Street Redevelopment, LLC. for a proposed 11 unit residential project which includes 22 parking spaces with 18 spaces pr...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2016

12-20-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

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

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Planning Board Notices
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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Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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 1...

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Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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...

Planning Board Notices
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... Planning Board Notices
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... Planning Board Notices

Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents Planning Updates

Police

7 Stories
Posted on: August 14, 2017

2017 Justice Assistance Grant

The Portland Police Department has been allocated nearly $64,000 in Byrne Grant funds. The Department intends to use this money to replace outdated desktop computers in the training room at 109 Middle Street, to purchase laptop computers for use by recrui...

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Police
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Police
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Public Art from City’s Collection

news alert

Three art bricks that are part of Portland Brick by artist Ayumi Horie and storyteller Elise Pepple were stolen from the sidewalk on Congress Street in front of the Maine Jewish Museum sometime in late 2016.  This is the second theft of the art b...

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Police
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Police Announce SEALSfit “11” Graduation

news alert

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that 14 proud Portland-area high school students will be receiving diplomas at 4:00 PM on May 26th at Police Headquarters, 109 Middle Street. As the 11th graduating ...

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Portland Police Department Police
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

now hiring news

The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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Portland Police Department Police
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer Jeff Ha...

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Police
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...

Police

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Public Health
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention Store!

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention "store" for all of your prevention education material needs!

Additional Info... Public Health
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

ann lemire

Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Additional Info... Public Health
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Tobacco-Free Mini-Grants available to Cumberland County. Apply now!

The goal of this RFP is to develop comprehensive tobacco-free policies that increase tobacco-free environments, and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. 

Applications can be submitted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 2017. &...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program Public Health
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division Public Health
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.

Public Health
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...

Public Health

Posted on: August 18, 2017

State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

traffic alert

Beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove....

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Public Works
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

State Street and Park Avenue Night Work

Beginning on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Avenue and State Street intersection. This work includes the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain across the intersecti...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Rowe-Brighton Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-07-18 Neighborhood Meeting Notice

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson and the Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Washington Avenue Paving & Bike Network Project Begins July 10

paving alert

Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. will begin work on Washington Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Presumpscot Street on Monday, July 10. This pavement preservation and bike network project is anticipated to take approximately seven weeks to complete. The ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Pennell Avenue ROW Maintenance

Pennel Ave Map

The Water Resources Division of Portland Public Works will be performing brush clearing and routine maintenance along a stormwater right of way behind houses on the even numbered side of Pennell Avenue. This storm drain right of way conveys drainage from ...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Begins July 5

State Street 2017-06-29 Public Notice Aerial Image

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 8...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Pavement Restriping Program Begins

crosswalk road work

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk restriping work is expected to begin in a limited fashion this week (week of Memorial Day) with a more significant level of production the week of June 5th, and will continue throughout the spring ...

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Department of Public Works Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater dr...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. There...

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Additional Info... Public Works

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Recreation - Aquatics

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Recreation Division
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Recreation Division

Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Social Services
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material Social Services

Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program Substance Use Prevention

Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Sustainability Office
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Sustainability Office
Posted on: April 27, 2017

City to Unveil Bayside Adapts Design Challenge Submissions on May 3

bayside adapts imageCP

The City of Portland will display the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge submissions for judging and public viewing during an event at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 

Following review by the judging panel, t...

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Sustainability Office

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Washington Avenue Paving & Bike Network Project Begins July 10

paving alert

Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. will begin work on Washington Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Presumpscot Street on Monday, July 10. This pavement preservation and bike network project is anticipated to take approximately seven weeks to complete. The ...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

sundaysonblvdCP

The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

smart corridor graphic

The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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Smart Corridor Website Transportation Updates

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info Trash & Recycling
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Trash & Recycling
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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Trash & Recycling
Posted on: May 17, 2017

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 tr...

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Trash & Recycling

Posted on: August 18, 2017

State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

traffic alert

Beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove....

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Water Resources
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

State Street and Park Avenue Night Work

Beginning on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Avenue and State Street intersection. This work includes the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain across the intersecti...

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Water Resources
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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Water Resources
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Rowe-Brighton Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-07-18 Neighborhood Meeting Notice

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson and the Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Pennell Avenue ROW Maintenance

Pennel Ave Map

The Water Resources Division of Portland Public Works will be performing brush clearing and routine maintenance along a stormwater right of way behind houses on the even numbered side of Pennell Avenue. This storm drain right of way conveys drainage from ...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project

State Street 2017-06-29 Public Notice Aerial Image

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 8...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The

intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined

sewer system within Forest Avenue. The new 4’ d...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater dr...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Update

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwat...Read on...

Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Powsland St - Mitton St Sewer and Water Replacement

Powsland Mitton Sewer - Water Replacement

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson, the Portland Department of Public Works, and Portland Water District would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assi...Read on...

Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. There...

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Additional Info... Water Resources

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...

Zoning Board of Appeals
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...

Zoning Board of Appeals