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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by responding to those in need of emergency medical care,” said Acting U....

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 22, 2017

St John Street Paving Project on May 23, 2017

Saint John Street Paving Project

The City of Portland’s contractor, Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. is planning construction work on Saint John St. on Tuesday May 23, 2017 between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.  The work will entail milling Saint ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 31 Public Meeting to Discuss Skatepark Expansion

Skatepark Draft Expansion Plan

The Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the existing skatepark at Dougherty Field. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at East End Community School in the cafet...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13

School Budget Validation

The City Clerk’s Office announced today that Portland voters will be asked to approve the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Maine’s School Administrative Reorganizat...

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City Clerk's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Washington Ave Extension Road Work from May 16 - May 25

Washington Avenue extension between Lambert Street and Auburn Street will be under construction from May 16, 2017 through May 25, 2017. The City’s contractor will be performing reclaiming work on the road on May 16 in order to begin repaving on ...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

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The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundati...

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Substance Use Prevention Program
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

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The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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Portland Police Department
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

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The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing abou...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

City to Unveil Bayside Adapts Design Challenge Submissions on May 3

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The City of Portland will display the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge submissions for judging and public viewing during an event at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 

Following review by the judging panel, the s...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

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The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community ...

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Smart Corridor Website
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Health Hosts Overdose Recognition & Response Training

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In response to community concern surrounding opioid-related overdoses, the City of Portland’s Public Health Division will be hosting an Overdose Recognition and Response training on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Attendees will learn the signs and symptoms of ...

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Public Health - Substance Use Prevention
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Portland Unveils Redesigned Website

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has unveiled a redesign of its website. The site, still found by going to www.portlandmaine.gov, includes a more modern and clean design with new quick keys that will improve customer service and provide...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Partners with Grace Street Recovery Services for Additional Resources at India Street Clinic

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Grace Street Recovery Services in order to offer additional substance use resources at the India Street Health Center. Grace Street operates medication assisted treatment and recovery ...

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India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Proclaims March 10 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in Portland in Honor of 15th Anniversary

In honor of Konbit Sante’s 15th anniversary, Mayor Ethan Strimling and the Portland City Council are proclaiming March 10, 2017 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in the city of Portland. Mayor Strimling and Councilor Jill Duson will p...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Releases Additional Federal HOME Funds for Rental Housing Rehab Projects

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On Friday, March 10, 2017, the City of Portland released a Supplemental HOME Funds Application. These funds are specifically targeting projects that can use the funds in the near future. Both large and small rental property owners should consider applying...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Divis...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

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On Monday, March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford Street at the intersection with Clifton Street. Clifton Street (Melrose to Woodford) will be closed to all but local resident ...

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Water Resources Department
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sp...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' fro...

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Finance Department
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement pro...

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Comp Plan Documents
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter ...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services
Posted on: February 6, 2017

City Hosts February 15 Job Fair to Increase Workforce Diversity

The City of Portland is hosting a job fair to help increase the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Merrill Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland. Attendees can learn about current job opportunities as wel...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record - 1.78 Million Passengers Use Facility in 2016

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) today announced an all-time record year for traffic, with 1,785,649 passengers in 2016.  The achievement surpasses 2015’s total of 1,728,746 passengers – an increase of 3.2%.  ...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer J...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned proper...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council w...

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City Assessor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 12, 2017

School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee to Host January 19 Public Hearing

The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will host a January 19 public hearing following six months of review by the Committee. The public hearing will take place from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It wa...

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State of the City Address - Full Text
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from ...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to impro...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Reiche School Improvements to be Unveiled December 14

 City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau and the City of Portland will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM to unveil the improvements that were made to the Reiche Elementary School and Community Center. The City’s Faci...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...

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Comp Plan Update
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Portland Selected to Participate in Nationwide NLC Resilience Program

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation recently announced that the City of Portland was selected to participate in the Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP). Initially announced in March 2016, the LCRP program will ...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Three Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) on November 17 at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Portland Police Officers to Carry Narcan

In further response to addressing the opioid epidemic in Portland, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck today announced that the Police Department has instituted a new policy for all regularly assigned patrol officers to be equipped with narcan. Every officer h...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Portland Police & Maine Leadership Institute Announce SEALSFit “9”

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that the ninth class of Portland-area high school students to participate in SEALSFit will begin meeting this month. SEALSFit is an intensive seven week experiential...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

City Selects Five Artists for Utility Box Project

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced an open call for artists back in June to submit their proposed designs for enhancing...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...


Posted on: July 28, 2015

98 Washington Avenue - Change of Use - Multi Family

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To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by Mount Joy LLC to replace the offices on the second and third floor with a dwelling unit on...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2015

1303 Forest Avenue - Change of Use - Multi Family

To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by Frank Pierobello to build an addition to an existing two family home to add a third dwelling unit at 1303 Forest A...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

67 Danforth Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

EAST DANFORTH LLC owner of the property located at 67 DANFORTH STREET, has submitted an application to legalize 2 (two) existing non-conforming dwelling units for a total of 7 (seven) dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

77 Danforth Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Unit

EAST DANFORTH LLC owner of the property located at 77 DANFORTH STREET, has submitted an application to legalize 1 (one) existing non-conforming dwelling unit for a total of 9 (nine) dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted i...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

28 Winthrop Street - New Single Family Home

To residents and property owners: A Level I Minor Residential Development application was submitted to the Portland Inspections Division by to build a new single family home at 28 WINTHROP STREET.

In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordinance, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

30 Deering Street - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

THOMAS REED HOUSE LLC owner of the property located at 30 DEERING ST, has submitted an application to legalize 13 existing non-conforming dwelling units for a total of 18 dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted if the appli...Read on...


Posted on: May 17, 2017

Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13

School Budget Validation

The City Clerk’s Office announced today that Portland voters will be asked to approve the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Maine’s School Administrative Reorganization Law requires all school di...

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City Clerk's Office
Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...


Posted on: May 11, 2017

Moratorium on licenses for Retail Marijuana Establishments and Social Clubs Extended

On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved the Marijuana Legalization Act, allowing the consumption, distribution and business development of and for marijuana products.  The Marijuana Legalization Act allows municipalities to regulate retail mar...

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Order 222-16/17
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Short Term Rental Amendments Effective

The proposed amendments allow all property owners to rent out their primary residences as STRs, typically on a room or apartment share app like Airbnb. No non-owner occupied single family home or condominium will be allowed to be rented as STRs, except on...

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Order 179-16/17
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Fort Sumner Park Height Overlay

This text amendment establishes an absolute height limit for new developments and/or additions tied to the elevation of the viewing platform at Fort Sumner Park, 160.27 feet above mean sea level. Permissible building heights for developments occurring wit...

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Order 128-16/17
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Updates to the Fire Code

The following changes are now effective in Portland City Code Chapter 10, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION :

  • Requirements are amended for smoke alarms in existing one- and two-family dwellings;
  • Re-inspection fees are increased to make them consistent wit...
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Order 127-16/17
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Portland Finance Director authorized to grant encroachment easements

In part of an effort to streamline the development process, staff proposed a change to Chapter 2 of the Portland City Code to permit the City Manager and Finance Director to execute certain licenses and easements.

It is common in an urban environment for d...

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Order 94-16/17
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Tenants' Housing Rights now part of City Code

On September 28, 2016, the Portland City Council's Housing Committee voted unanimously (5-0)  to recommend a package of five (5) housing insecurity policy items to the Council for its consideration. The City Council unanimously approved ...

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Order 76-16/17
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Energy Benchmarking

An amendment to Chapter 6 of the Portland City Code requires that the owners of non-residential buildings with more than 20,000 square feet and residential buildings with 50 or more units measure the amount of energy and water the buildings consume on an ...

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Order 67-16/17

Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Reiche School Improvements to be Unveiled December 14

 City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau and the City of Portland will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM to unveil the improvements that were made to the Reiche Elementary School and Community Center. The City’s Facilities Dep...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: October 25, 2016

NEW SOLAR ENERGY ORDINANCE

Newsflash: A new Solar Energy Ordinance is proposed to support solar energy installations in Portland.

More: The proposed New Solar Energy Ordinance clarifies and expands the permitting framework to allow: a) installation of smaller solar energy s...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

STREET TREE TEXT AMENDMENT

Newsflash: A Street Tree Text Amendment is proposed to outline alternative ways of providing street trees as part of site developments.

More: The proposed Street Tree Text Amendment would allow applicants to meet the site plan street tree requireme...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

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The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department
Posted on: February 6, 2017

City Hosts February 15 Job Fair to Increase Workforce Diversity

The City of Portland is hosting a job fair to help increase the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Merrill Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland. Attendees can learn about current job opportunities as wel...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer Jeff Ha...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council will vote o...

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City Assessor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Reiche School Improvements to be Unveiled December 14

 City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau and the City of Portland will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM to unveil the improvements that were made to the Reiche Elementary School and Community Center. The City’s Facilities Dep...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

As you are aware, HUD requires that all projects proposed for funding be numbered in priority with number one (#1) being the highest priority. Once again, HUD is requiring CoC's to use a two tired ranking system, which are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

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The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Portland Pizzerias Make Esquire Magazine's Top Listing

MaineBiz notes "Portland is in good company on Equire's "Best Pizza" List. See Link below.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...


Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Now in it's 8th year, the fe...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...


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Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

Read on...

Finance Committee
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by responding to thos...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program

Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Now in it's 8th year, the fe...Read on...

Downeast Article:
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: May 9, 2017

5-17-17 HP Meeting Agenda

71 India Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Dominic Reali Realty, LLC. for a Certificate of Appropriateness for  Building Addition at 71 INDI...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

5-3-17 HP Meeting Agenda

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Victoria Mansion for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Replacement of Infill Carr...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

*HP MEETING POSTPONED (4-19-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 4/19/17 meeting will be rescheduled to next week, 4/26/17 at 5:00 p.m.

109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

3-1-17 HP Meeting

383 Commercial Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Gordon Reger, Holdings, LLC for an advisory review of proposed new construction at 383 COMMERCIAL ST.

The works...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

*TODAY'S MEETING POSTPONED (2-15-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 2/15/17 meeting will be rescheduled to 2/22/17 at 5:00 p.m. due to the weather.

Deering Oaks Historic Landscape District

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a worksho...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

2-1-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC for a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken at...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

1-18-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC. For a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

12-7-16 HP Meeting

5 INDIA STREET AND 20 THAMES STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Norwich Group LLC for Preliminary Review of Proposed New Construction within and Im...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

11-16-16 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by CPB2 LLC. for Preliminary Review of Proposed Master Plan for Redevelopment of 58 Fore Street Property (within which the Portlan...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

11-2-16 HP Meeting

102-104 EXCHANGE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Sign Installation by Noah Talmadge, at 102-104 Exchange Street. Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

10-19-16 HP Meeting

ONE COMMERCIAL STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for Comprehensive Program of Exterior Alterations by Casco Portland Partners, LLC., at One Commercial Street. Public comments w...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

10-12-16 JOINT HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLANNING BOARD MEETING

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board AND Historic Preservation Board will hold a JOINT WORKSHOP on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Stree...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

10-5-16 HP Meeting

171 Vaughan Street
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an on-site workshop to consider a plan by Jeffrey Payson for preliminary review of proposed curb cut and driveway installation at 171 VAUGHAN ST.

...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

8-3-16 HP Meeting

104 WEST STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Julie Forsyth for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Exterior Alterations at 104 WEST ST.

Public comments ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

7-20-16 HP Meeting

380 DANFORTH STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by William McFarlane and Constance Bloomfield for New Construction at 380 DANFORTH ST.

Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

6-1-16 HP Meeting (The Site Walk and Workshop will both be held on-site at 58 Fore Street)

58 FORE STREET (SITE WALK AND PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a Site Walk and Preliminary Workshop regarding potential scope of work within Historic District Boundaries. THE SIT...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

7-15-15 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET
On Wednesday, July 15, the Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to review and approve the draft Portland Company Historic District Designation Report. Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

The Histo...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-17-15 HP Meeting

INDIA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold 2 (two) preliminary review workshops for the proposed Historic District Designation of the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The district is nom...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-3-15 Meeting HP

INDIA STREET - PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing and begin final deliberations on a proposal to designate the historic core of the India Street neighborho...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

5-13-15 HP Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for New Construction at 17 Carleton Street.

The workshop is an opportunity for the applicant to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

5-6-15 HP Meeting

FORT ALLEN PARK (ON-SITE WORKSHOP)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an ON-SITE workshop to consider a plan by Friends of Eastern Promenade for review of proposed installation of Interpretive Panels a...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

4-15-15 HP Meeting

276 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by Brad and Colleen Brazell for rooftop alterations at 276 State Street. Public comments will be taken at this mee...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

4-1-15 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for a presentation on the findings of a Building Condition Report on the former Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The report was ...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

3-4-15 HP Meeting

267 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for roof alterations at 276 State Street, Brad and Colleen Brazell, Applicant.

The workshop is an opportunity fo...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

2-4-15 HP Meeting

HOUSE ISLAND

The Historic Preservation Board will be reviewing proposals for two projects at House Island; the expansion of the existing porch at the former doctor's residence and a new guest house/utility structure.

Public comments will be taken at...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

1-21-15 HP Meeting

DIAMOND COVE (WATER TOWER)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider a plan by Diamond Cove Homeowners Association for Antennae Installation at the Fort McKinley Water Tower.

...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-7-15 HP Meeting

11 ORCHARD STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Elise Ansel for New Construction at 11 Orchard Street.

Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

T...Read on...


Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Resumes Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

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The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

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The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement pro...

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Comp Plan Documents

Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Partners with Grace Street Recovery Services for Additional Resources at India Street Clinic

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Grace Street Recovery Services in order to offer additional substance use resources at the India Street Health Center. Grace Street operates medication assisted treatment and recovery ...

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India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Releases Additional Federal HOME Funds for Rental Housing Rehab Projects

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On Friday, March 10, 2017, the City of Portland released a Supplemental HOME Funds Application. These funds are specifically targeting projects that can use the funds in the near future. Both large and small rental property owners should consider applying...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

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On Monday, March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford Street at the intersection with Clifton Street. Clifton Street (Melrose to Woodford) will be closed to all but local resident ...

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Water Resources Department

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

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The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are RRP certif...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...


Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

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In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

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The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are R...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Sagamore Village Playground Ribbon-Cutting

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Mark Adelson from Portland Housing, Robert Clark from the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Councilor Ed Suslovic and Housing and Community Development staff Mary Davis and Amy Grommes Pulaski were on hand to celebrate with the residents of Sagamore...Read on...


Posted on: April 27, 2017

Housing Safety Office is Now Located in Room 315

The Housing Safety Office has moved from its location in Room 26 on the basement level of City Hall to the third floor in Room 315 within the Permitting & Inspections Division. For more information regarding Housing Safety rules and regulations, and i...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

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The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are RRP certif...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Office of Housing Safety Now Part of Permitting & Inspections Department

As part of our continued restructuring efforts to streamline operations and enhance customer service in the new Permitting and Inspections Department, the Housing Safety Office is now part of the Inspections Division and the housing inspectors will have t...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development

Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

139 Glenwood Avenue - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

John & Grisel Reed owner of the property located at 139 Glenwood Avenue, has submitted an application to legalize 1 existing non-conforming dwelling unit for a total of 3 dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted if the a...Read on...


Posted on: April 14, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Offer Amendments to City’s Tax Increment Financing Policy

On Tuesday, April 18th, in front of the Economic Development Committee, Mayor Ethan Strimling will formally offer an amendment to the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy which will strengthen the community benefits of tax dollars spent f...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

City Hosts February 15 Job Fair to Increase Workforce Diversity

The City of Portland is hosting a job fair to help increase the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Merrill Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland. Attendees can learn about current job opportunities as wel...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates Portland Jetport on Record Year

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling offered his congratulations today to the Portland Jetport as they announced an all-time record year for traffic with 1.78 million passengers using the facility in 2016.

"Congratulations to the Portland Jetport for reachi...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates METRO on 50th Anniversary & Record Ridership

Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today in response to METRO's press release from earlier today. 

"I want to congratulate METRO on their 50th anniversary and for reaching record ridership levels," said Mayor Ethan S...

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Greater Portland METRO
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It was develope...

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State of the City Address - Full Text
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City to Honor Local Businesses Tomorrow Night at Annual Awards Ceremony

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our plans for proposed construction of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine at Thompson’s Point, Portland, Maine.  The project includes a 9,682 sq. ft....

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

20 Thames Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed residential condominium and retail building to be located at 20 Thames Street, that is a portion of the current 158 Fore Street lot.

Meeting Location:  Res...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

1728 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us or a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 8 lot subdivision located at 1728 Washington Avenue.

Meeting Date:  May 3, 2017

Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:  At the site (1728 Washin...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

383 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Level III Site Plan Neighborhood Meeting to discuss Phase 1 of a mixed use residential and commercial development located at 383 Commercial Street (former Rufus Deering site.)

Meeting Date:  Wednesday, 4-26-17

Meeting...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | Parsons Brinck...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | Parsons Brinc...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

197 Spring Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed redevelopment at 197 Spring Street within the R-6 Zone in Portland. The project includes the renovation of the original building with a new addition. Seven units wil...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Zoning Map Amendment for property located at 510 Stevens Avenue in Portland.  The purpose of this Map Amendment is to bring the property into conformance with the ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

7 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a 6-unit condominium at 7 Cumberland Avenue in Portland.

Date:  April 4, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  East End Community Center, 195 Nort...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

185 Lancaster Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the new location of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science which is proposed within the existing building located at 185 Lancaster Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Meeting Locat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

502 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

We are local residents writing to inform you about our project at 502 Stevens Avenue (next to Roy's), and invite you to a public discussion/meeting to learn more.

Location:  Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street, P...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

1700 Westbrook Street

On behalf of Camelot Holdings, LLC. we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our concept plans for the proposed Camelot site.  One goal of the proposed plan is to create a modern take on the traditional neighborhoods that...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

221 Congress Street (Corner of Congress St. and Washington Ave.)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 5-story, 17-unit condominium building with 1st floor retail/restaurant space to be located at the current vacant lot at the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

22 Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a replacement and modernization project at Maine Medical Center's 22 Bramhall Street location.  City Planning staff will explain the planning process, MMC will provi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

218-220 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for residential condominiums to be located at 218-220 Washington Avenue.

Location:  Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Meeting Room #3Date:  January 4, 201...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

76 Congress Street (MEETING DATE CHANGE)

Due to a schedule conflict, the Public Neighborhood Meeting for the St. Lawrence Arts Center has been changed to:

                    

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

St. Lawsrence Arts Center

76 Congress St...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

161 York Street

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

76 Congress Street

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Western Waterfront (Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height)

For Neighbors of the Western Waterfront

WHAT: Neighborhood Meeting - Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Reiche School, 1st Floor, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME

The Cit...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

122 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our development plans for the proposed site development for a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial/commercial flex-multi-unit, one story building and parking improvements located at 122 Anderson Street.

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

23 Orono Road (Hall School)

Dear Neighbor,

As you may be aware, we are working with the City of Portland on a design for a replacement Fred P. Hall Elementary School. We are anticipating that the construction will start in the Spring of 2017 and be completed prior to the start o...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

58 Fore Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our Master Development Plan for 58 Fore Street located along Portland's eastern waterfront.

Meeting Location: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
(...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

415 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the mixed commercial and residential redevelopment of the property at 415 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.

Location: Portland Public Library, Mtg. Room 3, 5 Mon...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

180 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a development proposal to construct five new condominium units at the site of 180 Washington Avenue in Portland, ME.

Meeting Location: The Root Cellar, 94 Washington ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

75 Chestnut Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 54 residential unit, Westerlea View Lofts at 75 Chestnut Street. The site has an existing 3 story parking garage. This project will add an 11,600 sq. ft....Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

70 Anderson Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Anderson and East Lancaster Streets (70 Anderson aka 1 East Lancaster). The project consists of 10 townhouse apartments, all of which ...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

605-667 Congress Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at 655-667 Congress Street in Portland, the site of Joe's Super Variety. The project consists of ground floor commercial space, which will be the new h...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

89 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Fox and Anderson Streets (89 Anderson Street). The project consists of ground floor commercial space, including a restaurant and 53 residential rental a...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

1210 Brighton Avenue (New Hotel)

On behalf of Portland Hotels, Inc., you are invited to a neighborhood meeting to discuss their plans for the construction of a new hotel located at 1210 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102.

Meeting Location: Travel Lodge Main Office, 1210 Brighton Ave...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Cancellation - Thompson's Point

The Neighborhood Meeting for the Subdivision Plan for the property located at Thompson's Point has been CANCELLED. When a new date has been determined, a notice will be resent.

If you have any questions, please contact Bo Kennedy, Senior Engineer, Fay...Read on...


Posted on: May 5, 2017

171 Auburn Street

To residents and property owners:  The City of Portland's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application for site improvements at the Lyseth and Lyman Moore schools at 171 Auburn Street. ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

184 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  David Bateman, representing Fisherman's Wharf Portland, LLC., has submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division a Conditional Rezoning Application for the proposed redevelopment at 184 Commercial ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Thompsons Point (Childrens Museum)

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine.  The applicant is proposing the construction of a new b...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Thompsons Point (Roadway Extension)

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Placemaker Partners, LLC. to extend the roadway and associated infrastructure for the second phase of the Thompson&...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

473 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Acadia Lending Group.  The applicant is proposing to develop an office building at 473 Riverside Street. &...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

20 Thames Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Ara Aftandilian, representing Essexnorth Portland, LLC.  The applicant is proposing a mixed u...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

5 Davis Farm Road

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Pizzagalli Properties, LLC.  The applicant is proposing to expand the parking area of 5 Davis Farm Road. &...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

1728 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level III subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Ron Goddard of Greenlight Enterprises, LLC..  The applicant is proposing the creation of a subdivision with...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

197 Spring Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Steve Morrison of WAIT LLC.  The applicant is proposing the conversion of an existing lodging house into seven...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

356 State Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Department of Public Works for the rehabilitation of the existing Deering Oaks parking lot at 356 S...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

383 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level III subdivision and site plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Deering Property Management, LLC.  For phase 1 of the pending Master Development Plan for 383...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

1039 Riverside Street - Unit 1

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction.  The applicant is proposing the construction of a 7,500 sq. ft. buildi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

1039 Riverside Street - Unit 15

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction.  The applicant is proposing the construction of an 8,000 sq. ft. build...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

5-7 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Mike Boissonneau of Banner Properties, LLC.  The applicant is proposing a six (6) unit struct...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

348 Spring Street

To residents and property owners:  Waynflete School has submitted an amended site plan application for administrative review, which proposes a phased site plan to construct the  "Lower School" expansion and the new gymnasium. &...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

1000 Preble Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Public Works Department for an 84 inch outfall into Back Cove at 1000 Preble Street. &nbs...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

121 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners:  Jed Harris, representing CSH 123, LLC has submitted a Level II Site plan application for the change of use from industrial to commercial uses and the redevelopment of the parking lots at 105-121 Washington Avenu...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

218 Washington Avenue (District 1)

To residents and property owners:  A Level III Subdivision and Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 218-220 Washington Ave. LLC.  The applicant is proposing 45 residential condominiums. &nb...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

185 Lancaster Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Baxter Academies of Maine.  The applicant is proposing to relocate Baxter Academy from 54 York Street to 185 L...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

383 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  A Master Development Plan was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Deering Property Management, LLC.  The applicant is proposing to redevelop the Rufus Deering Lumber Yard into a mixed...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Placemaker Partners, LLC.  The applicant is proposing the regrading and placement of excess soil and bor...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

1531 Congress Street

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Scott Anderson, on behalf of Verizon Wireless,   The applicant is proposing to construct a one-story equipment...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

158 Fore Street

To residents and property owners:  A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland Norwich Group who are proposing to divide a vacant lot into three lots at 158 Fore Street.  The lot is adjac...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

250 Canco Road

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted by the City of Portland for the addition of a 1,500 sq. ft. wash bay to the fleet services building at 250 Canco Road.  The site is in the Industrial IM zone.

In ac...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

340 Park Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by LQ Management, LLC..  The applicant is proposing site improvements and a renovated building entrance and new p...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Vannah Avenue at Baxter Boulevard

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by City of Portland Public Services Department who are proposing  the installation of a  storm dra...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

502 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 3: Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Denis Lachman.  The applicant is proposing a mixed use building replacing a single family home...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Rowe Avenue

To residents and property owners:  A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Department of Public Works who are proposing the installation of a storm water outfall and th...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

1700 Westbrook Street

To residents and property owners:  A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Camelot Holdings.  The applicant is proposing to rezone their property at 1700 Westbrook Street within Portland&...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

66-76 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by FRIENDS OF THE ST LAWRENCE CHURCH. The applicant is proposing a 401 seat theater, lobby area, promenade room and accessory use...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

221 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level II Application for administrative site plan review and a Level III Application for subdivision review by the Planning Board was submitted to the Planning Divisioin by Caleb Johnson Architects & Builders. The...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

161 YORK STREET

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by York Street Redevelopment, LLC. The applicant is proposing an eleven unit residential project at 161 York Str...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

11 Ocean Street - Peaks Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jeffrey Clements and Nancy Heselton. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new 440 sq. ft. accessory studio b...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

636 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Motorola Solutions in collaboration with the City of Portland Fire Department. The applicant is proposing a 180' radio co...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

WPDZ Text Amendment Building Heights

Bill Needelman, Waterfront Coordinator, has submitted an application for text amendments to the Waterfront Port Development Zone (WPDZ) on behalf of Portland's Economic Development Department. There are three text amendment alternatives for consideration...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

122 Anderson Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Douglas Cardente of Anderson Street Realty. The applicant is proposing a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial building at 122 Anderson Str...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

10 Washington Avenue (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A zoning map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Caleb Johnson, representing Hay Runner, LLC.. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from B-2b to FBC (form based ...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

2 Island Avenue, Peaks Island (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Kevin Carter. The applicant is proposing a text change to the Island Business Zone to allow multi-family lots. The applicant has a ...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

543 Riverside Street (District 5)

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Knowles Industrial Services. The applicant is proposing to add 100 cubic yards of fill and regrade the vacant site in ord...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

58 Fore Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: James Brady, representing CPB2, LLC., has submitted a Master Development Plan and Traffic Movement Permit applications for the redevelopment of the former Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximatel...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

29 Baxter Boulevard (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Infinity Federal Credit Union. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new building for the Infinity Credit Union. Th...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

23 Orono Road (District 3)

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division. The City of Portland is proposing the construction of a new elementary school (Hall School) at 23 Orono Road. The proposed two (...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

468 Fore Street (District 1)

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Harbor Plaza Associates II. The applicant is proposing a bay window extension over the front entrance of the Portland Harbor Ho...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

165 Douglass Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland's Parks and Recreation Department. The applicant is proposing to create a community garden with 42 raised garden...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

783 Forest Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Conditional Use and Level II Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Stephen Mardigan. The applicant is proposing a used car dealership at 783 Forest Avenue. The site ha...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

180 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by David Harmon. The applicant is proposing a new five unit residential building at 180 Washington Avenue. The b...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

17 Dow Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 17-19 Dow Street LLC. The applicant is proposing a parking lot which replaces a residential building which had been lost ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

93 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jed Harris, representing Cotton Street Holdings LLC. The applicant is proposing the redevelopment of 93 Washington Avenue (corn...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

144 Commcercial Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by DIMILLO ARLENE ETALS TRUSTEES . The applicant is proposing to install a series of floats at 144 Commercial Street. A series o...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

30 Merrill Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Banner Properties, LLC.. The applicant is proposing a new 7 residential unit structure at 30 Merrill Street. The existing two-...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

980 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 980 Riverside Street LLC. The applicant is proposing to construction of a 3,000 square foot mini storage warehouse at 980 River...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

66 Noyes Street

To residents and property owners: A Conditional Use Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Portland Community Squash. The applicant is proposing to establish a community hall at 66 Noyes Street. The current use is a rel...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

13-30 Van Vechten Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Archie Giobbi. The applicant is proposing the construction of approximately 400 feet of Van Vechten Street,. The proposal is ...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

154 Island Avenue - Peaks Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Theodore Oldham. The applicant is proposing to construct replacement wooden stairs to the beach at 154 Island Avenue, Pea...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

23 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by 23 Ocean Avenue Assoc., LLC.. The Applicants are proposing review of a mixed use project at 23 Ocean Avenue (corner of Hersey Street)....Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

415 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by M & A Lowcountry Investments, LLC. The applicant is proposing final Level III application for site plan and subdivision review for...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

70 Anderson St. (currently 1 East Lancaster St.)

To residents and property owners: A Subdivision application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Jonathan Culley, representing Redfern Properties, for review of 10 townhouses at 70 Anderson. The proposal includes demolishing one si...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

714 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by The University of New England for site improvements to the UNE campus at 714 Stevens Avenue. The proposed modifications i...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

495 Presumpscot Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Shawn Moody of Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The applicant is proposing an addition to the Moodys Collision Center at 495 Presumps...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

25 Diamond Shore Road, Great Diamond Island

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by The Glickman Family Trust. The applicant is proposing to expand a temporary float at 25 Diamond Shore Road, GDI. An existing p...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

136 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: A map amendment application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Scott Lindsay of Carroll Block, LLC. The applicant is proposing to rezone the five story building at 136 Commercial Street from the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

89 Cove Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by AAA Northern New England. The applicant is proposing to add a vehicle canopy for 4 vehicles at 89 Cove Street. The proposed 40...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

1342 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan and Conditional Use Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. The applicant is proposing a neighborhood center at 1342 C...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Pamela Road and Alice Street

This notice is to inform you of work recently begun on the extension of Pamela Road. This work is being completed pursuant to an approved site plan, and will extend Pamela Road to Alice Street in accordance with the subdivision plat for Crestview Acres, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new structure approximately 640 sq. ft. to be used as a co...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

138 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bo Po, LLC. The applicant is proposing a 16,000 sq. ft. addition to Bayside Bowl at 138 Kennebec Styreet. The 2 story buildin...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

714 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the University of New England for an administrative review of the exterior site changes related to the renovations of Alum...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

356 State Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by City of Portland, Department of Public Services for the pond's ravine area at Deering Oaks Park. The application is to in...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

197 Eastern Promenade

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application for the community garden 197 Eastern Promenade. The application is for the access to and site regrading to create a community garden space behind the tennis courts in the Eastern P...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

60 Sullivan Street

To residents and property owners: John Woodhead has submitted a Level II site plan for slope stabilization of an eroding steep bank at 60 Sullivan Street. The slope stabilization proposal includes installing rip rap, turf reinforcement mat, and vegeta...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

667 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: Redfern Properties LLC, on behalf of MSD Properties LLC, has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment at 667 Congress Street. The site is currently zoned Downtown Business B-3 along Congress Street and th...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

802 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: OBO Hawthorn Development LLC and Lenity Architecture have submitted an application for a zoning map amendment at 802 Ocean Avenue with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone. The applicant is seeking ...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

195 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: Northland Enterprises, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application for the redevelopment of 195 Kennebec Street, the former Century Tire Site, for a mixed-use project with retail and restaurant uses in the B-7 zone...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

425 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: Cow Plaza LLC has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration Application for the reconstruction of the existing plaza at 425 Fore Street. The proposal is to re-pave the plaza with brick or granite pavers, adjust the grades of ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

1 Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The application is for the regrading and installation of grass turf around the existing Depot building alon...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

605 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: On behalf of the Sister of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community, Inc. Sea Coast at Baxter Woods Associates, LLC. has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying z...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Motley Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Plan application was submitted by Skyline Real Estate Services, Inc. for the extension of Motley Street. The applicant is seeking to improve approximately 90 feet of Motley Street to City of Portland sta...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

78 McKinley Court (Great Diamond Island)

An Application has been received requesting an amendment to the 1985 Conditional Rezoning Agreement relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island.

The amendment is requested by Portland's Director of Public Services in order to remove the open spac...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

89 Anderson Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan for a mixed use project was received for the property located at 89 Anderson Street. The applicant is Redfern Bayside, LLC. The proposed building includes ground floor commercial for 2 or 3 busine...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1945 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A zoning map amendment application was submitted by Northland Enterprises to rezone the property located at 1945 Congress Street from Residential R-2 to Office Park OP. The applicant is seeking the zone change in order ...Read on...


Posted on: April 25, 2017

Annual Casco Bay Garage Spring Cleaning Slated for April 28-April 30

Dear Casco Bay Garage Monthly Parkers,

Our annual garage Spring Cleaning has been scheduled for the weekend beginning Friday, April 28. This will require all Casco Bay Parking Garage customers to vacate the garage from 8:00 PM Friday, April 28 through 5:00...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Evergreen Cemetery Forest Management Project

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As the many visitors to Evergreen Cemetery know, the city Forestry Division is overseeing a Forest Management project in the 100-acre woods. The concept of conducting urban forest management is an often overlooked component of maintaining sustainable, lon...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2017

SUP Yoga at Riverton Pool in April & May

SUP yoga

The Recreation Department is hosting SUP Yoga at the Riverton Pool on Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

Test your balance and strength by taking your yoga practice into the water! This clinic is a great intro to Standup Pa...Read More


Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 31 Public Meeting to Discuss Skatepark Expansion

Skatepark Draft Expansion Plan

The Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the existing skatepark at Dougherty Field. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at East End Community School in the cafet...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Forest City Trail Hike (sponsored by Portland Trails)

Forest City Trail Hike

Walk on trails, through school grounds, historic cemeteries and sidewalks to complete this route full of hidden gems in plain view. Learn about current Portland Trails and Portland Parks projects.

Presenter: Tom Jewell of Portland Trails and Ethan Hipple, ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

National Safe Boating Week

-Ready, Set, Wear it!-

On April 24, the Portland City Council passed a resolution proclaiming May 20-26 National Safe Boating Week. Some events in Portland are being sponsored by the Swim for Life/Water Safety Coalition, a cooperative effort spearheaded by the West En...

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Submit Photos
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Forest Ecology and Urban Forest Management

Forest Ecology and Urban Forest Management

Join US Forest Service Plant Physiologist Kevin Smith and City Arborist Jeff Tarling as they give a talk on Urban Forest Management. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5pm--6:30pm at Wilde Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery. The concept of conducting urban forest managemen...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Health Benefits of Small Parks

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Research has shown that small nature spaces can directly benefit a person's physical and mental well-being, as well as provide social advantages to communities. Experiencing nature has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and even increase productiv...

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Read full article by Kathleen L. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Posted on: April 16, 2017

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

lincoln park groundbreaking ceremony 3

Watch the Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony! The City is very happy to say that the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony finally happened! These projects have been a long time coming. We are so excited to see the work about to begin for the new walkway...

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Watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony!
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Summer Camp Registration Now Being Accepted

rec summer camp

Summer Camp Registration is Now Being Accepted!

Portland Recreation has three exciting camp opportunities including Adventure Camp for grades K-4, Camp Xtreme for grades 5-7, and Zombie Survival Camp for grades 4-7. For more info and to register: www....Read More


Posted on: December 8, 2016

Reiche School Improvements to be Unveiled December 14

 City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau and the City of Portland will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM to unveil the improvements that were made to the Reiche Elementary School and Community Center. The City’s Facilities Dep...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...


Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...


Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

news alert

The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited in ...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

smart corridor graphic

The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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Smart Corridor Website
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...Read on...

Comp Plan Update
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

news alert

The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited in ...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Congress Square Redesign Team Selected

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that WRT (Wallace Roberts & Todd) of Philadelphia has been selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign project. The WRT team also includes urban horticulturalist Patrick Cullina, graphic des...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project

Posted on: May 12, 2017

5-23-17 PB Meeting

MAINE MEDICAL CENTER

To residents and property owners:    The Board will hold a  workshop on Maine Medical Center’s proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulatory Framework, which guides the hosp...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

5-18-17 PB Meeting

WESTERN WATERFRONT

 

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a Site Walk and Evening Workshop on the proposed amendments to Division 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone (WPDZ).

Site Walk: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. (estimat...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

5-9-17 PB Meeting

218 WASHINGTON AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed 45 unit condominium project with 22 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom units.  On-site parking will be provided f...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

4-25-17 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To residents and property owners:    The Board will hold an introductory workshop on Maine Medical Center's proposed Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and the draft Regulatory Framework, which guides the hos...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Tree Cutting at the New Hall School Project Site - 23 Orono Road

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF PORTLAND

Re: Tree Cutting at the New Hall School Project Site – 23 Orono Road

 

As recently approved by the Planning Board, work will be begin next week on clearing the site of the much anticipated and long ove...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

4-6-17 PB Meeting

383 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a phased Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the Rufus Deering Lumber Yard into a mixed use project with 22,691 sq. ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

4-13-17 PB Meeting

1700 WESTBROOK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will continue the April 6th workshop to April 13th to take additional public comment on the proposed map amendments from R-1 to R-3 and ROS at 1700 Westbrook Stre...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

3-28-17 PB Meeting

23 ORONO STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a revised site plan application for the construction of a new elementary school at 23 Orono Road.  The proposed two stor...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

3-14-17 PB Meeting

122 ANDERSON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by ANDERSON STREET REALTY LLC for a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial building at 122 Anderson Street.  The building ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

2-28-17 PB Meeting

1700 WESTBROOK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a map amendment from R-1 to R-3 to allow the development of the 45-acre site into a traditional single-family development with ap...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

3-23-17 PB Meeting (Portland's Comprehensive Plan)

CITY OF PORTLAND'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the City's proposed, new Comprehensive Plan.  The meeting will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, 2nd Flo...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

2-14-17 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To residents and property owners:    The Institutional Overlay Zone (IOZ) is a proposed new zoning ordinance that will provide a predictable growth management and planning process for the major  institutions in...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

1-24-17 PB Meeting

WESTERN WATERFRONT (WPDZ)

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a second workshop to consider potential text amendments regarding dimensional standards and performance standards in the Waterfront Port Development...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1-17-17 PB Meeting

161 YORK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by York Street Redevelopment, LLC. for a proposed 11 unit residential project which includes 22 parking spaces with 18 spaces pr...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

1-10-17 PB Meeting

IN THE VICINITY OF 22 BRAMHALL STREETTo Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider the draft text for a new institutional overlay zone (IOZ) ordinance that will expand on the outline considered at...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

12-20-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street.  The site has...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

12-13-16 PB Meeting

MAINE MEDICAL CENTER

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider the outline for an institutional overlay zone (IOZ) that will present the main proposed components of the new Institutional Overla...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

11-22-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 acre...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

11-15-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 acre...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

11-9-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET 

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site has approximately 10 ac...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-18-16 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a site walk on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Street. The site walk will convene at the...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

10-12-16 JOINT PLANNING BOARD AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD MEETING

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board and Historic Preservation Board will hold a Joint Workshop on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Stree...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

9-27-16 PB Meeting

1190 BRIGHTON AVENUE (58 AND 80 MAIN STREET, WESTBROOK)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Jones and Beach Engineers, Inc. (on behalf of J & J Gove Dev.) for a 495,915 sq. ft. regional ret...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

9-13-16 PB Meeting

75 CHESTNUT STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by A & M Partners, Inc to construct a 7 story building with 54 housing units and 2,328 sq. ft. of commercial space. One (1)...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

9-20-16 PB Meeting

1945 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal by Northland Enterprises, LLC. to renovate the Elks building and add two (2) office buildings at 1945 Congress Street. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

8-9-16 PB Meeting

66 NOYES STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the conditional use application to establish a community hall at 66 Noyes Street. The current use is a religious institution with a day care. The propos...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

7-26-16 PB Meeting

70 ANDERSON STREET (CURRENTLY 1 EAST LANCASTER STREET)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on a proposal for 10 townhouses at 70 Anderson Street. The proposal includes demolishing one single family home an...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2015

8-4-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold the following meetings on a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26, 375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,495 sq. ft. The bedroom...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

7-14-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26,375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,4...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

6-23-15 PB Meeting

HOUSING INCENTIVES

The Board will consider the following Land Use Code text amendments: 1) Division 30 (Affordable Housing) to increase the density bonus for providing affordable units and to add a section requiring inclusion of workforce housing units...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2015

6-9-15 PB Meeting

India Street HP Designation and India Street Form Based Code

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop regarding the following:
i. India Street Historic District Designation (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - The Board wi...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

4-28-15 PB Meeting

802 OCEAN AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by OBO Hawthorn Development, LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

4-14-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, now revised to R-5A, with accompanying zoning text amendments, for 605 Stevens Avenue. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

3-30-15 PB Meeting

INDIA STREET FORM-BASED CODE ZONING

Monday, March 30
Site Walk, 5:00 pm Meet in front of City Hall

Workshop, 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall Public comment will be taken.

The Board will hold a Work...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

3-24-15 PB Meeting

78 MCKINLEY COURT (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to the 1985 Conditional Zoning Agreement (CZA) relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamon...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

3-10-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Seacoast At Baxter Wood Associates LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying zoning text amend...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

3-3-15 PB Meeting

SOMERSET STREET (Midtown Project)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bound...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

2-24-15 PB Meeting

CLEEVE STREET (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Diamond Island Association for the discontinuance of a portion of Cleeves Street that is located between Diamon...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

2/10/15 PB Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to rezone the Waterfront Special Use Zone (WSUZ) which includes the property at 58 Fore Street (known as the Portland...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

2-03-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the Agenda)

The Portland Planning Board will consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bounded by Somerset Street, Elm Street, the Bayside Trail and the extension of Pearl Street....Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

1-20-15 PB Meeting

1945 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment application by Northland Enterprises who are seeking the zone change in order to renovate the Elks buildings for u...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-13-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the agenda)

SOMERSET STREET
Midtown Project; Level III Subdivision and Site Plan, Conditional Use, Site Location of Development, and Traffic Movement Permit; Somerset Street; Federated Companies, Applicant. The Board will consider the final plan application for th...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents

Police

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

now hiring news

The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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Portland Police Department
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer Jeff Ha...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Shalom House Honors Portland Police Department and Portland Recovery Community Center

Shalom House honored the Portland Police Department’s Behavioral Heath Coordinator, Jo Freedman, and the Portland Recovery Community Center at their annual Shalom House Hope Awards on November 3 at Ocean Gateway. Jo Freedman received the Johnson & Kor...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Police Conduct Underage Alcohol Buy Compliance Check

On October 1, 2016 the Portland Police Department conducted 12 alcohol compliance checks of retail locations for the sale of alcohol to minors.

Of the 12 checks completed, two locations failed and were summonsed for the sale of alcohol to minors.

...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Portland Police & Maine Leadership Institute Announce SEALSFit “9”

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that the ninth class of Portland-area high school students to participate in SEALSFit will begin meeting this month. SEALSFit is an intensive seven week experiential...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

City Selects Five Artists for Utility Box Project

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced an open call for artists back in June to submit their proposed designs for enhancing...Read on...


Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Health Hosts Overdose Recognition & Response Training

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

In response to community concern surrounding opioid-related overdoses, the City of Portland’s Public Health Division will be hosting an Overdose Recognition and Response training on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Attendees will learn the signs and sy...

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Public Health - Substance Use Prevention
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Flu Clinics for 2016-17

Due to the increased availability of flu vaccine through pharmacies and medical providers, the City of Portland Public Health Division will not be offering any flu clinics to the general public during the 2016-17 flu season.

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Public Health Division Achieves Accreditation

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division has achieved local public health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This places Portland in the first 6% to achieve this distinction among more than 2,500 local publ...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood

Posted on: May 22, 2017

St John Street Paving Project on May 23, 2017

Saint John Street Paving Project

The City of Portland’s contractor, Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc. is planning construction work on Saint John St. on Tuesday May 23, 2017 between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.  The work will entail milling Saint John S...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Washington Ave Extension Road Work from May 16 - May 25

Washington Avenue extension between Lambert Street and Auburn Street will be under construction from May 16, 2017 through May 25, 2017. The City’s contractor will be performing reclaiming work on the road on May 16 in order to begin repaving on May 23. Wo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

sundaysonblvdCP

The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The

intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined

sewer system within Forest Avenue. The new 4’ diameter dr...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater dr...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 31, 2017

NO Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday April 1, 2017

Due to the pending snow event Friday night through Saturday, there will be NO Household Hazardous Waste collection at Riverside Recycling Facility on Saturday April 1, 2017.

Household Hazardous Waste will resume May 6, 2017 and will be available at Riversi...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. There...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...


Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program

Posted on: April 27, 2017

City to Unveil Bayside Adapts Design Challenge Submissions on May 3

bayside adapts imageCP

The City of Portland will display the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge submissions for judging and public viewing during an event at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 

Following review by the judging panel, the s...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

sundaysonblvdCP

The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

smart corridor graphic

The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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Smart Corridor Website

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Recycling & Trash must be curbside by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

If you are not able to place your material curbside before 6:30 a.m.,please do not place them curbside. If the City trucks have already passed your stop on the street, you should retain your material until your next collection day. Place your blue city tr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The

intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined

sewer system within Forest Avenue. The new 4’ d...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater dr...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Powsland St - Mitton St Sewer and Water Replacement

Powsland Mitton Sewer - Water Replacement

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson, the Portland Department of Public Works, and Portland Water District would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assi...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Update

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwat...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. There...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Neighborhood Meeting: State Street - Marginal Way Sewers

State Street Marginal Way Sewer Map

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss

the design of the above referenced project. The attached map will assist in defining the project

boundaries. The project is intended to help the City with ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street into a separate sanitary sewer and a separate ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016

RE: Start of construction project.

Dear Resident:

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Se...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

6-16-16 ZBA Meeting

591-593 Washington Avenue
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:591-593 Washington Avenue, Michael Pare, Owner, Tax Map 428, Block B, Lot 014, R-5 Residential Zone: The applicant...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

6-2-16 ZBA Meeting

100 VAUGHAN STREET
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to hear the following appeal:

Conditional Use Appeal:100 Vaughan Street, Sam and Alexandra May, owners, Tax Map 069, Block C, Lot 008, R-4 Residential Zone: The applicant is ...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-4-15 ZBA Meeting

7 CUSHMAN STREET - PRACTICAL DIFFICULTY VARIANCE APPEAL

Jodie Lapchick & Mark Barnette, owners, Tax Map 056, Block B, Lot 020, R-6 Residential Zone: The applicants would like to extend their existing deck four feet, three inches by ten feet and enc...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

5-7-15 ZBA Meeting

14 ORKNEY STREET

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor in room 209 at Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine to hear the following appeal.

Practical Diffi...Read on...