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. There are also paper copies available in the Planning Division, on the 4th floor of City Hall, and all Portland Public Library branches.
The City Council voted unanimously to adopt Portland's Plan 2030 in June 2017, and in August 2017, the plan was found to be consistent with Maine's Growth Management Act by the State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
Please direct any questions, comments or concerns about Portland's Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Christine Grimando at email@example.com or 207-874-8608.