Munjoy Hill Historic District Analysis

Munjoy Hill Historic District and Indiv. Landmarks

 

STATUS OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS



The Portland City Council is scheduled to hold a workshop on November 9, 2020 (4:30 p.m.) and a public hearing on November 16, 2020 (5:30 p.m.) on the proposed designation of a portion of the Munjoy Hill neighborhood as a local historic district, subject to the provisions of Portland's historic preservation ordinance.  The Council will also consider the designation of 101-107 Congress Street, 7 Lafayette Street, 8-12 Montreal Street, 51 Monument Street, 21 Sheridan Street and 28 Waterville Street for individual designation.

The proposed 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 November 16, 2020 public hearing. Written comments should be submitted to planningboard@portlandmaine.gov.  

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Andrews, Historic Preservation Program Manager by phone at (207) 874-8726 or dga@portlandmaine.gov.

Please be advised that all protections of the historic preservation ordinance are now in effect within the proposed historic district until such time the City Council makes a final decision on the recommended designation.  In other words, historic preservation review is required for any proposed alteration, addition, demolition and/or new construction within the proposed district boundaries or affecting the individual structures recommended for landmark designation.

More information about each step in the review process to date is available through the following links:

11-16-2020 City Council Public Hearing

Staff Report and Attachments

11-9-2020 City Council Workshop, 11-16-2020 City Council Public Hearing

8-11-2020 Planning Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Presentation - August 11, 2020

Recording of Board Meeting via Zoom

3-10-2020 Planning Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Staff Presentation - March 10, 2020

Case Studies of Approved Residential Development Projects within Historic Districts

2-11-2020 Planning Board Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Staff Presentation - February 11, 2020

12-10-19 Planning Board Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Staff Presentation - December 10, 2019

11-20-19 Historic Preservation Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

11-6-19 Historic Preservation Board 4th Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Additional Public Comment - Travis Agaman

Additional Public Comment - Lauren Ashwell

Revised Property Classifications Per Recommendation of Historic Preservation Board as of   10-2-19

Draft Munjoy Hill Properties with Classification Changes Map 

Revised Munjoy Hill Property Classifications Map

10-2-19 Historic Preservation Board 3rd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Public Comments

9-4-19 Historic Preservation Board 2nd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

8-28-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill, continuation

7-31-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill

7-18-19 Notification of District Nomination

Notice

7-10-19 Historic Preservation Board’s 1st Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Map of Potential Munjoy Hill Historic District

6-13-19 Neighborhood Informational Meeting:  "What does it mean to own property in a Historic District?"

Meeting Notice

4-30-19 Neighborhood Meeting Introducing Historic District Proposal

Map of Potential Munjoy Hill Historic District

Munjoy Hill Development & Context Statement

Building Inventory

Public Comment (received to date)

Public Comment