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City Code Amendments

Posted on: December 19, 2018

Impact Fees in effect

In response to a recommendation in the City's recently adopted comprehensive plan, Portland's Plan, the Department of Planning & Urban Development, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities, developed an impact fee ordinance. The ordinance is based on the Maine state impact fee statute, with guidance from the former Maine State Planning Office; review with Corporation Counsel, the Department of Permitting and Inspections, and Finance; as well as examples from comparable communities both in Maine and nationwide. The ordinance establishes a schedule for parks and recreation, transportation, and wastewater impact fees, under which development will pay the cost of infrastructure improvements necessary to accommodate that development.

The ordinance was unanimously recommended by both the Planning Board and the Economic Development Committee at hearings in mid-­October.


Order 98-18/19
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