Munjoy Hill Historic District Analysis

Munjoy Hill Historic District and Indiv. Landmarks

STATUS OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT PROPOSAL
Planning Board Vote Postponed

On Tuesday, March 10th the Planning Board held a formal public hearing on the Historic Preservation Board's recommendation to designate a Munjoy Hill Historic District.  Following three hours of public testimony, the Board tabled final deliberations and a formal vote on the matter until its next meeting (originally scheduled for March 19th).  Due to the recent closure of City Hall, a new date for the Planning Board's deliberations and vote has not yet been set.  As the public hearing was closed on March 10th, no additional public testimony will be taken when the Planning Board reconvenes.  This web page will be updated once a date has been set.

The Planning Board's role in historic district deliberations is to forward a recommendation to the City Council based on findings as to whether the proposed district meets the historic preservation ordinance's designation criteria and evaluation of the effect of designation on other Comprehensive Plan goals.  Only the council has the authority to designate local landmarks and historic districts.  A date has not yet been set for the Council's review.

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 this initiative is available through the following links:

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

Staff Report and Attachments

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

Power Point Presentation to the Board

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

Staff Report and Attachments

Power Point Presentation to the Board

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