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The Planning Board reviews and decides on all major development proposals in Portland: and through its review, the Board implements and ensures consistency with Portland’s Comprehensive Plan.

The development review process provides a project review framework that is consistent and predictable and that ensures quality development. The size and scope of a development proposal determines the extent of the review process. As part of the development review process, zoning drainage, traffic, environmental considerations and infrastructure improvements are assessed, as well as a proposal’s consistency with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Compliance is important for the protection of the public’s health and safety and the general livability of our community.

Over the years, there has been an increase in public participation in the development reviews. This enhancement has led to positive changes in citizen involvement during the Planning Board workshops and review process, as well as an overall improvement in the quality of development proposals. The changes require the development community to work with the impacted surrounding neighborhoods during the design development phase. Through a series of neighborhood meetings, communication between the groups offers an opportunity for the applicant to hear neighborhood concerns and to address any issues early on through quality design.

For more information, click on our Guide to Public Participation in the Planning Board Process.

Board Members

Stuart O'Brien, Chair
Timothy Dean, Vice Chair
Elizabeth Boepple
Sean Dundon
Bill Hall
Carol Morrissette
Jack Soley

Current Backup Material

04-22-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

6-44 Commercial Street

PB Memo  
Plans  

Applicants Submittal

 

East Bayside Map Amendment

PB Report
Public Comment
Staff Attachments
Applicant Submission

B-2 Text Amendment

PB Report  

 

04-08-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

R6 to R7 Map Amendment - East Bayside

PB Memo  
PB Report 03-11-2014
Report Attachments 03-11-2014
Applicant's Submittal 03-11-2014

Communication

USM Parking Management Plan

B-2 Text Amendments

B2 Text Amendment  

ROS Map and Text Amendments

PB Report  

 

03-25-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

Overlay Height Map

PB Memo and Attachment

ROS Map and Text Amendments

PB Memo

Capisic Pond Enhancement Project

PB Report
Report Attachments
Plans

Applicant's Submittal

Conditional Use Standards

PB Memo

 

03-18-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

76 St. Lawrence Street

PB Memo
Report Attachments
Public Comments
Plans
Applicant's Submittal

421 Warren Avenue

PB Memo
Report Attachments
Plans
Applicant's Submittal

 

3-11-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

E. Bayside map Amendment (R-6 to R-7)

PB Report  
Report Attachments  
Applicant's Submittal  

Thompson's Point Master Plan

PB Memo  
Att 1 Applicant's Submittal 02-11-2013
Att 1 PB Report 02-11-2013
Att 1 Plans 02-11-2013
Att 1 Report Attachments 02-11-2013
Att. 2 - Traffic Engineer Review  
Att. 3 - Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator Memo  
Applicant's Submittal  
Public Comment  
Plans  

Text Amendment: Add R-3 and R-5 to 14-433

PB Report  
Report Attachment 1  
Applicant's Submittal  

Waiver of Joint Meeting

PB Memo and Attachment  

 

2-25-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda
Thompson's Pt. Tabling Memo  

 

02-11-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

709 Congress St.

Applicant's Submittal
PB Memo
Plans
Staff Comments

R-3 Text Amendment

PB Memo and Attachment

33 Lafayette St.

Applicant's Submittal
PB Report
Plans
Public Comments
Staff Comments

Thompson's Point

Applicant's Submittal
PB Report
Plans
Report Attachments

 

01-28-2014 Meeting
 

Agenda

Thompson's Point

Applicant's Submittal  
PB Memo  
Plans  
Report Attach

Capisic Pond

Applicant's Submittal
PB Memo
Plans
Staff Attachment

133 York Street

Applicant's Submittal (WK & PH) 11-12-13
PB Report and Attach 11-12-13
Plans 11-12-13
Submission Applicant's Submittal
Submission Plans
Submission Public Comment
Submission Report
Submission Staff Attachments to Addendum Report

118 Congress Street

Applicant's Submittal
PB Report
Plans
Staff Review Comments
Public Comment

152 Sheridan Street

Applicant's Submittal
Attachments to Report
PB Report
Plans
Public Comments

Meeting Schedule

The Planning Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

The workshops begin generally at 3:30. The Public Hearings begin directly following the end of the workshops, usually around 7:00 pm.  All meetings are held in Room 209. Times and meeting Rooms are subject to change.  To view the agendas, please click here.

Contact Us

For more information stop by the
Planning Division
4th floor, Portland City Hall

or call

(207) 874-8721 or 874-8719