Neighborhood Meeting Notices

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Forest Avenue Rezoning - UPDATE

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the City of Portland’s proposal to rezone an area along Forest Avenue from Community Business B-2 and Residential R-5 to the Community Business B-2b zone. The proposed zone change is in the vicinity of the block bounded by Forest Avenue, Preble Street Extension and Baxter Boulevard and includes commercial parcels at the intersection of Forest Avenue, Baxter Boulevard and Bedford Street.

Meeting Location: Merrill Rehearsal Hall
Meeting Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

The City Code requires that property owners within 500 feet (1000 feet for proposed industrial subdivisions and industrial zone change) of the proposed development and residents on an “interested parties list”, be invited to participate in a neighborhood meeting. A sign-in sheet will be circulated and minutes of the meeting will be taken. Both the sign-in sheet and minutes will be submitted to the Planning Board.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Barhydt, Development Review Services Manager at the Portland Planning Division at 874-8699 or at

Note: Under Section 14-32(C) and 14-524(a)d of the City Code of Ordinances, an applicant for Level III development subdivision of over five lots/units, or zone change is required to hold a neighborhood meeting within 30 days of submitting a preliminary application or 21 days of submitting a final site plan application, if a preliminary plan was not submitted. The neighborhood meeting must be held at least seven days prior to the Planning Board public hearing on the proposal. Should you wish to offer additional comments on this proposed development, you may contact the Planning Division at 874-8719 or send written correspondence to the Planning and Urban Development Department, Planning Division, 4th Floor, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 or by e-mail to

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