Portland's Plan  


The Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release Portland’s new comprehensive plan. The 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. Thank you to everyone who contributed comments, time, energy, and ideas.

The new plan distills what we've 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 Portland's 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, and all Portland Public Library branches.

The Planning Board held a public hearing on the plan on March 23rd, and continued the hearing to April 13th. On April 13th, the Planning Board voted unanimously to forward Portland's Plan 2030 to the City Council with a recommendation for adoption. The City Council held a first reading on the new comprehensive plan on April 24th, a workshop on May 22nd, and voted unanimously to adopt the plan on June 5, 2017.  

Please direct any questions, comments or concerns about Portland's Plan to portlandsplan@portlandmaine.gov, or contact Christine Grimando at cdg@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8608.

Thank you for your interest!