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New Development Review Project Notices

Posted on: February 6, 2020

44 Bedford Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 214-space surface parking lot at 44 Bedford Street. The subject property is 63,200 square feet in size, is zoned R-5 and B-2, and is located within the USM Overlay Zone. In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordinance, notices of receipt of a Level III Site Plan application must be sent to property owners within 500 ft. of the subject property (or 1,000 ft. if the project is a subdivision or map amendment for a site located within an Industrial Zone). You will be notified of future Planning Board meetings by receiving notices from the Planning Division prior to any workshops or public hearings.

A project and plan summary is available for viewing on the Citizen Self Service Portal (, by referencing Plan Number PL-000974-2020. Written comments should be submitted to If you have any questions regarding the proposal, please contact Andrew Tufts, Planner, by phone at 207-874-8724 or e-mail at

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