New Planning Department Newsletter Available
The Spring 2013 edition of "Under the Clock Tower" is now available!
National Community Development Week in Portland April 1-5
Next week the City of Portland will be celebrating the wide range of positive contributions made by the Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs. Please join us!
Pre-Application Office Hours
On February 28, 2013 the City of Portlandís Planning and Urban Development Department announced a new service, Pre-Application Office Hours.
Midtown Plans for Bayside Available Online
Plans and Other Materials Related to Development Proposal in Bayside Available
Latest Planning Newsletter Available
The Winter 2013 edition of "Under the Clock Tower," the Planning & Urban Development Department newsletter, is now available on the Department's web site.
The Planning and Development Department promotes and plans for the future vitality, livability and prosperity of this remarkable City and all its people.
The Planning and Urban Development Department’s work involves overseeing
and directing all planning and urban development activities including:
- Long Range (Comprehensive) Planning;
- Regulation and enforcement of the City’s Zoning, Site Plan
Subdivision and Historic Preservation Ordinances and maintenance and
update of such ordinances;
- Review of building plans for compliance with state and local
building codes, issuance of Building Permits, and inspection of
construction and issuance of certificates of occupancy;
- Administration of City housing assistance programs;
- Administration of federal application process for community
development and redevelopment assistance.
The economy in the Greater Portland region is strong. Downtown Portland, long a measure of the economic health of the region, is thriving. The continuing surge in the regional economy challenges our ability to manage growth. Business, neighborhoods, educational institutions and government all must work together to maximize the benefits of economic development for our quality of life.
Portland is Maine’s largest economic center and its
largest residential community. We will continue to work together to maintain
that perfect balance, while positioning our city to compete globally in a