Portland's Plan  

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The Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a draft of Portland’s new comprehensive plan. This draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included a process of extensive public engagement, including attendance at farmers' markets, fairs, middle and high school classes, neighborhood group meetings, and many other events to learn what people in Portland hope for the next 10 years. In all, we have attended well over 40 events this year, hearing from hundreds of people, as well as countless others who stopped by at large events.  In addition, last winter we conducted a public survey to which over 2,000 people responded. Creation of this new plan has been a community-wide effort.

The new plan to distills what we heard, as best as is possible, into concise and comprehensive visions for the future of the City we love. As a Comprehensive Plan, it serves as a policy vision for the entire city.

We hope you will read and enjoy this new plan. Below are a couple of options for accessing the plan electronically, and there is also a paper copies available in the Planning Division, on the 4th floor of City Hall, the City Manager's office reception area, and all Portland Public Library branches. 

There are three events scheduled for March that offer opportunity for public comment:

  • Planning Board Workshop, Tuesday, March 14th, City Hall, Council Chambers, 4:30pm - postponed due to snow storm
  • Community Forum, Thursday, March 16th, King Middle School, cafetorium, 6pm
  • Planning Board Public Hearing, Thursday, March 23rd, City Hall, Council Chambers, 6pm   
  • Planning Board Public Hearing continued, Thursday, April 13th, City Hall, Council Chambers, 6pm         
Please forward any comments on the plan to portlandsplan@portlandmaine.gov  

Any other questions, comments or concerns, please contact Christine Grimando at cdg@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8608.

Thank you for your interest!