STATUS OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS
On Monday, January 11, 2021, at 5:30 pm, the Portland City Council will hold a second workshop on the proposed designation of a Munjoy Hill Historic District. On February 1, 2021, the Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal, followed by final deliberations and vote. The Council will also be voting on a proposal to designate six historic buildings outside the boundary of the proposed historic district (101-107 Congress Street, 7 Lafayette Street, 8-12 Montreal Street, 51 Monument Street, 21 Sheridan Street and 28 Waterville Street) as individual landmarks.
The Council was originally scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on November 16, 2020, but tabled the matter to February 1, 2021 to provide time for an additional workshop.
The proposed historic district designation has been recommended to the Council by the Planning Board (4-3) following a unanimous recommendation by the Historic Preservation Board. The individual landmark designations have been recommended to the Council by the Historic Preservation Board (unanimous). The Council will be considering whether the proposed designations meet the criteria set forth in the historic preservation ordinance as well as the relationship of designation to other goals included in the City's Comprehensive plan, Portland's Plan 2030.
Public comments will be taken at the February 1, 2021 public hearing. Please check the Council's 2/1/21 meeting agenda to confirm the time of the meeting. Written comments should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded to the Council.
If you have any questions, please contact Deb Andrews, Historic Preservation Program Manager by phone at (207) 874-8726 or email@example.com.
More information about each step in the review process to date is available through the following link: