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Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

NEWS ALERT

The City recently selected members to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities.

The Advisory Team will advise the City and Office of Economic Opportunity on the strategic...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Pothole Repair Work to Occur Over Next Four Weeks

crosswalk road work

The City's Public Works Department has hired Coastal Road Repair, LLC to repair potholes on city streets over the course of the next four weeks. Coastal Road Repair has scheduled work on February 20 and 22nd at the following locations:

  • Warren Avenue at the...
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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

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The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce g...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected offi...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Congress Square Public Art Project Selected to Receive $30,000 Grant

congress square sarah sze design scheme

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding for fiscal year 2018.  The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee an...

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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

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The City of Portland’s Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Le...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

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The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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LED Streetlight Conversion Progress City News
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Public Health Director Reminds People It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinic 2018

Portland’s Public Health Director would like to remind people that it’s not too late to get your flu shot, and is urging people to get one as soon as possible, if you have not already. To help with this, the Public Health Department is...

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Public Health Department City News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health...

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Public Health Department City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Seeking Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

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The City is currently seeking candidates to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities. Applications are due by January 5, 2018 and can be found on the Committee web...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Trailhead Closure for Sewer Separation Project

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Trailhead closure for Rowe Avenue sewer separation project

PORTLAND, Maine -- As part of the City of Portland's storm drain installation work, access to Portland Trails' Fore River Sanctuary via Hillcrest Avenue is closed starting today until the end of Fe...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Reminder of Winter Snow Removal Rules & New Residential Sand and Salt Pile Location

snow removal rules CP

Important info:  the residential salt and sand pile is now located at Payson Park next to the ball field. It has a tent over it. Residents can take two 5-gallon pails at a time.

Remember, we all play a role in making sure sidewalks are safe in the...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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Despite the fact that there’s no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they c...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Update

madison walnut wash map

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 is being constructed to help prevent combined sewer overflows (CSO) by separating the storm water from...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Deadline Approaching

STR Registration Reminder

The City of Portland is currently accepting registrations for short-term rentals. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register at City Hall. The City Council approved an ordinance on April 26, 2017 that requires short-term rental unit...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

paving alert

The Department of Public Works would like to update the public on the status and activities regarding the State Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in State Street and State Stre...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses - Apply Now!

NEWS ALERT

Job creation matching grants are once again available through the City’s Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. The Busin...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

City Launches "Ask the Code Officer" Appointments on Thursday Mornings

Ask the Code Officer

Starting November 16, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 am to 12 pm every Thurs...

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Permitting & Inspections City News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting City News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Housing Report Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed the 2017 Housing Rep...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

2017 Housing Report to be Reviewed and Discussed During October 26 Housing Committee Meeting

housing report cover

A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed ...

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mi...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

oxford street shelter

The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

LED streetlights

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-mi...

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Portland's Parks Department City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for a first-read on No...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

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The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors tho...

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Social Services Division City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of propos...

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Economic Development Committee City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

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The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

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The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

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The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM ...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

traffic alert

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

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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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Somerset Street Restoration Project Public Meeting

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On September 21, 2017, the City
of Portland and the Department of Public Works will be holding a publicinformational meeting for the Somerset Street Restoration Project.  The project design includes improvements and
alignment changes...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

comp plan imageCP

City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations"...

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Land Use Code Rewrite Info City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Portland Technology Park

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on Thursday, September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 square foot office building this summer just as soon as it was complete. This is the...

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City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Portland Joins Welcoming America & Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate Welcoming Week

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland will celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 15 to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.

The City is proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in plac...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine ...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates an...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Closure Starting August 27, 2017

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Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Closure Starting August 27, 2017

Intersection will be closed to thru traffic for approximately two weeks   

Beginning on Sunday night August 27, 2017 the State Street Infrastructure Impr...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Fore Street One Way Only Starting August 28, 2017

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Fore Street One Way Only Starting August 28, 2017

Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017, construction work on the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage will require the occupancy of a portion of Fore Street between India Street and Hancock Street until the end...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

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State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28, 2017

Section of State Street will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 3 months 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Inf...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organize...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

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The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored,...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistanc...

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Overdose Prevention Project City News
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area...

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Parks Department City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Work to Begin July 5

Under Construction

The City's contractor for the State Street Infrastructure Project will begin work on July 5. The project includes new storm drain outfall, water main replacement, the re-paving of State Street, and more.

The Department of Public Works would like to update ...

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More Information... City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used...

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Riverside Golf Course City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the...

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Division 30 Information City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services City News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

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Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with Councilors to spons...

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Climate Mayors Website City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront City News
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 Actin...

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Fire Department City News
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, 201...

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Finance Committee City News
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 pu...

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Public Art Committee City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

POC logo

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 City News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

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

dredge

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

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

clean energy graphic

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 City News
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 City News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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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City News

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting City Clerk

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

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The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: January 2, 2018

233 Anderson Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment application by 2 Walnut, LLC. to change the zoning in the vicinity of 233 Anderson Street from Low Impact Industrial (I-Lb) to Neigh...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Maine Medical Center's Institutional Overlay Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider zoning amendments to create the Maine Medical Center Institutional Overlay Zone, which comprise map and text amendments as set out in the proposed MMC IOZ Regulatory...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 30, Affordable Housing

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 30, Affordable Housing. The amendments include, but are not limited to, allowing increased housing density andflexible dimensional standards for affordable housing proj...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Division 15.2 Section 14-275 India St. Form-Based Code Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Land Use Code text and map amendments to Division 15.2 Section 14-275 (IS-FBC India Street Form-based Code zone) to clarify intent, revise some dimensional ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone.  The amendments include, but are not limited 

to allowing increased by right and conditional building heights a...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City Council Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information City Council Notices
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, 201...

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Finance Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2017

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

clean energy graphic

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 City Council Notices

Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

NEWS ALERT

The City recently selected members to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities.

The Advisory Team will advise the City and Office of Economic Opportunity on the strategic vision to...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

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The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

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The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Seeking Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

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The City is currently seeking candidates to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities. Applications are due by January 5, 2018 and can be found on the Committee web...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic ship...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 13, 2017

City Launches "Ask the Code Officer" Appointments on Thursday Mornings

Ask the Code Officer

Starting November 16, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 am to 12 pm every Thurs...

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Permitting & Inspections City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

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The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

news alert

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

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The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

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The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

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The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront City Manager'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, 201...

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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
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 City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

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 City Manager's Office
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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City Manager's Office
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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City Manager's Office
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 City Manager's Office

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee Economic Development
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses - Apply Now!

NEWS ALERT

Job creation matching grants are once again available through the City’s Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, an...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Economic Development Committee Economic Development
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Portland Technology Park

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on Thursday, September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 square foot office building this summer just as soon as it was complete. This is the...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

state marquee existing

The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored, individua...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

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

dredge

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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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

news alert

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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting Election News

Finance

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

news alert

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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Finance
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Finance
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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Finance
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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Finance
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$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, 201...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

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 Finance
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 Finance

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 respon...

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Fire Department Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

firetruck

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 Fire Department
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 Fire Department

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

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The City of Portland’s Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership A...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Public Health Director Reminds People It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinic 2018

Portland’s Public Health Director would like to remind people that it’s not too late to get your flu shot, and is urging people to get one as soon as possible, if you have not already. To help with this, the Public Health Department is co-sponsoring a flu...

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Public Health Department Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

CDPHC Color Logo

The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health department, one tha...

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Public Health Department Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Ryan Francis Named New Barron Center Administrator

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Ryan Francis as the new Administrator of the Barron Center, the City’s skilled rehabilitation/nursing and long-term care facility. The Barron Center has provided skilled nursing and rehabilitat...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

news alert

The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individ...

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Social Services Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

CDPHC Color Logo

The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

news alert

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

news alert

The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates and improve ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

news alert

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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Health & Human Services

Posted on: February 15, 2018

2-21-18 HP Meeting

FORT SCAMMELL - HOUSE ISLAND

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Fortland, LLC for a proposed campground development at Fort Scammell, House Island.  ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

2-12-18 HP Meeting

582-584 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Corner Freak LLC. For storefront alterations (front and rear elevations) and roof deck constructio...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

1-17-18 HP Meeting

582-584 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Corner Freak, LLC. for Storefront Alterations (rear elevation) and Roof Deck Construction...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

1-10-18 HP Meeting

61 DEERING STREET AND 510 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Avesta Housing Development Corporation for new constructino, building...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 20, 2017

11-29-17 HP Meeting

61 DEERING STREET AND 510 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing Development Corporation for New Construction, Building Addition and A...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

11-1-17 HP Meeting

38 WHARF STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal by 217 Commercial St. Assc., Inc. for Exterior Alterations at 38 WHARF STREET (REAR OF 217 COMMERCIAL ST).&nbs...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 10, 2017

10-18-17 HP Meeting

Fort Scammell, House Island

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Fortland LLC. for Proposed Campground Development at Fort Scammell, House Island.

The workshop is an ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2017

9-20-17 HP Meeting

ALL HISTORIC DISTRICTS

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland Department of Public Works for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Replacemen...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 29, 2017

9-6-17 HP Meeting

ONE SPRING STREET PLACE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by the CUMBERLAND CLUB for Preliminary Review of Proposed Site Alterations at 1 SPRING ST PL.The workshop i...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 25, 2017

8-2-17 HP Meeting

CITY HALL PLAZA, 389 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland, for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Paving Replacement at ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2017

7-19-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2017

7-12-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

6-21-17 HP Meeting

172 Falmouth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Eric Sacknoff, for a Commemorative Marker Installation at 172 FALMOUTH ST. 

Public comments wi...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6-7-17 HP Meeting

276 Brackett Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Michael Wilson for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Garage Addition at 276 BRACKETT ST.  ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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.

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices

Posted on: February 13, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to City Manager

The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager has been finalized and now available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link to view the do...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Scores Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their CDBG Program Year 2018-19  funding recommendations. Please visit the link below to view the Committee's scores of applications that indicate their recommended funding levels.On February 13th, the ...

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http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19803 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

lead out image

To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Lead Safe Housing Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

news alert

The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

news alert

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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Housing and Community Development Updates
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 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Sagamore Village Playground Ribbon-Cutting

Sagamore Village Park

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...

Housing and Community Development Updates

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

news alert

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

news alert

The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic ship...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for a first-read on November 6 a...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Economic Development Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Finance Committee Votes Unanimously to Forward Mayor’s Senior Tax Equity Program Proposal to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously (3-0) last night to forward the Mayor’s senior tax equity program proposal to the full City Council. The proposal is slated to receive a first read at the October 2, 2017 Council m...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

news alert

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

news alert

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with...

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Climate Mayors Website Mayor's Office
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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Mayor's Office
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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Mayor's Office

Posted on: February 23, 2018

60 Parris Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for developing twenty-three newly constructed one-bedroom residential condominium unis and related parking.  Known as Parris Terraces, this project will be located at 60 Par...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Brighton Avenue and Wessex Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 40 unit senior housing building on the corner of Brighton Avenue and Wessex Street.

Meeting Location:  Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, Portland

Meeting Date:&...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 13, 2018

56 Hampshire Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a six story 31-unit condominium building located at 56 Hampshire Street, Portland, Maine.

Meeting Location:  Cloudport, 63 Federal Street, Portland, ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 23, 2018

630 Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

The Cedars is considering a change in the way it delivers long term care that will necessitate constructing an additional building on The Cedars Portland Campus.  Our care model will be shifting towards a Household model of care and...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

37 Casco Street

Dear Neighbor,

We will be hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss the addition of 6 units to a property located at 37 Casco Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Meeting Location:  Portland Public Library, Meeting Room 5, Main Library

Meeting Date: &nbs...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed mixed-use development to include ground floor retail, three residential apartments on the upper floors, and associated site work to be located at 510 Stevens Avenu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

30 Fox Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a 3-unit condominium at 30 Fox Street in Portland.

Meeting Location:  East End Community Center, Community Room, 195 North Street, Portland, ME

Meetin...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2018

100 West Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our plans for Phase III of the Canal Landing Marine Maintenance Facility project which is a redevelopment of a former industrial site into a boat and ship repair and maintenance facility a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to thank all of the members of our community who engaged with Maine Medical Center as we developed and refined our expansion and renovation plans.

The dialogue with our neighbors and community stakeholde...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed mixed use development to include ground floor retail, three residential apartments on the upper floors, and associated site work to be located at 510 Stevens Avenu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 148 room  hotel will full service restaurant and bar.  We are excited to propose this multifaceted hotel and restaurant which pays homage to the ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

149-155 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Diving Roc, LLC., we are please to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 149-155 Washington Avenue which includes the development of a mixed used, energy efficient building designe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2017

22 Hope Avenue

Dear  Neighbor,

On behalf of Burt Wolf, Gorrill Palmer is preparing plans and permitting for a sixteen (16) lot subdivision located at 22 Hope Avenue.  Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans.

Meeting Location: &...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 3, 2017

203 Fore Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Home2 Suites Hotel, located at 203 Fore Street, adjacent to our existing Hampton Inn we currently own and operate.

We take pride in belonging to the neighborhood and invite ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 27, 2017

37 Front Street

Dear Neighbor:

We have submitted our site plan application to the Planning Board.  Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income apartments in East Deering.  Please come to the...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

24 St. Lawrence Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Kelly and Walter Williams, we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 24 St. Lawrence Street within the R-6 zone in Portland. The urban infill project includes the red...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

25 Monument Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a five unit condominium residence at 25 Monument Street in Portland.

Meeting Location:  East End Community Center, 195 North Street, Portland, Maine

M...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 19, 2017

58 Boyd Street

Dear neighbor:

We have submitted our site plan application to the Planning Board.  Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income apartments in East Bayside.  All East Bayside n...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2017

171 Auburn Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Portland Parks, Facilities and Recreation Department's plans for improvements to site circulation, pedestrian access, parking, drainage and site landscaping for the Lyseth-Lyman Moore ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2017

583 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our Level III Site Plan and Subdivision Amendment for a proposed 21 unit senior housing building locate at 583 Stevens Avenue on the campus of the former St. Josephs Convent.  Thi...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 15, 2017

22 Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for the final neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a replacement and modernization project at Maine Medical Center's 22 Bramhall Street location.

MMC will present its Institutional Development Plan and Regulatory Frame...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2017

48 Brown Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our proposed plans for development of a new parking structure located at 48 Brown Street.

Location:  307 Cumberland Avenue (Avesta Housing Conference Room)

Date:  Wednesday...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2017

1700 Westbrook Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Stroudwater Development Partners, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 1700 Westbrook Street within the Residential, ROS Zone in Portland.  The pr...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Corner of Thames and Hancock Streets

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed construction of a commercial office and retail building at the corner of Thames and Hancock Streets in Portland, Maine.  The project includes a 102,027 ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2017

510 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the construction of two(2) apartment buildings with 82 units at 510 Cumberland Avenue.

Meeting Location:  510 Cumberland Avenue (Community Room)

Meeting Date: ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2017

58 Boyd Street

Please join the Portland Housing Authority for a 

Neighborhood Meeting

to discuss our plans for the development of

58 Boyd Street Apartments

Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans to do maintenance on the cap of the Ocean Avenue Landfill and, following the completion of that work, the installation of a solar array.  The cap maintenance work is designe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2017

1 Joy Place

Dear Neighbor,

Terradyn Consultants has been retained by Renewal Housing Associates, LLC. to assist with site design and permitting for a proposed 12-unit condominium building at 1 Joy Place in Portland.  Please join us at the Reiche Community Cen...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2017

155 Sheridan Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf o BD Sheridan, LLC we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 155 Sheridan Street within the Residential, R-6 Zone in Portland.  The project includes the develop...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 24, 2017

184 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a conditional rezoning located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 184 Commercial Street.  The meeting will be held:

Meeting Location:  Portland Harbor Hotel, 46...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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

Mee...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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 (172...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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 | Pa...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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 | P...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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, ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

know snow

Despite the fact that there’s no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for mo...

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Parking
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Parking

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Reminder of Winter Snow Removal Rules & New Residential Sand and Salt Pile Location

Important info:  the residential salt and sand pile is now located at Payson Park next to the ball field. It has a tent over it. Residents can take two 5-gallon pails at a time.

Remember, we all play a role in making sure sidewalks are safe in the...

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Additional Info... Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Lincoln Park to Light Up this Winter with Pandora Lights

pandora lights

On Wednesday, December 6, join Friends of Lincoln Park at precisely 5:30 PM when Pandora LaCasse flips the switch that will activate the latest of her brilliant designs, bringing lights to Lincoln Park for the first time in its history.

 

Pandora's...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks adv...

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Portland's Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks, Recreation & Facilities

Posted on: February 13, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to City Manager - Now Available

The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager has been finalized and now available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link to view the do...

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Additional Info... Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Congress Square Public Art Project Selected to Receive $30,000 Grant

congress square sarah sze design scheme

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding for fiscal year 2018.  The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee and the Frie...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 8, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Scores Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their CDBG Program Year 2018-19  funding recommendations. Please visit the link below to view the Committee's scores of applications that indicate their recommended funding levels.On February 13th, the ...

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http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19803 Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Housing Report Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed the 2017 Housing Rep...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

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The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

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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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

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City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations"...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Planning & Urban Development
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...

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Public Art Committee Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development

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...

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Public Art Committee Planning - Congress Sq

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

comp plan imageCP

City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations" will be ...

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Planning Updates

Posted on: January 31, 2018

Public Health Director Reminds People It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinic 2018

Portland’s Public Health Director would like to remind people that it’s not too late to get your flu shot, and is urging people to get one as soon as possible, if you have not already. To help with this, the Public Health Department is co-sponsoring a flu...

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Public Health Department Public Health
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health department, one tha...

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Public Health Department Public Health
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

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To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Lead Safe Housing Public Health
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

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The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates and improve ...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Public Health
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention Store!

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention "store" for all of your prevention education material needs!

Additional Info... Public Health
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 Public Health
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...

Public Health

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Pothole Repair Work to Occur Over Next Four Weeks

crosswalk road work

The City's Public Works Department has hired Coastal Road Repair, LLC to repair potholes on city streets over the course of the next four weeks. Coastal Road Repair has scheduled work on February 20 and 22nd at the following locations:

  • Warren Avenue at the...
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Public Works
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Delay of Washington Ave Sewer Separation Project

Due to the current weather conditions, D&C Construction will not be starting work on Washington Avenue until March 15, 2018. Details of the work schedule will be updated as available.

Public Works
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Bedford St Sewer Separation Neighborhood Meeting

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discussthe design of the above referenced project. The attached map will assist in defining the projectboundaries. The project is intended to help the City with ...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Rowe Avenue Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-12-21 Start of Construction Notice Figure

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the abovereferenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project boundaries. This project isbeing completed to help the City wit...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Reminder of Winter Snow Removal Rules & New Residential Sand and Salt Pile Location

Important info:  the residential salt and sand pile is now located at Payson Park next to the ball field. It has a tent over it. Residents can take two 5-gallon pails at a time.

Remember, we all play a role in making sure sidewalks are safe in the...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Update

2017-11-08 Letter - Resident Update Map

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 is being constructed to help prevent combined sewer overflows (CSO) by separating the storm water from...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: November 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

paving alert

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 existingcombined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 84...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

know snow

Despite the fact that there’s no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 25, 2017

State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

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State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28, 2017

Section of State Street will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 3 months 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructur...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

traffic alert

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Beckett Street Milling Operations

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to update you of the work scheduled for Beckett Street associated with the Moody-Wilson sewer separation and Beckett Street sewer replacement project.

As part of the project, Beckett Street will receive a ...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Powsland-Mitton Sewer and Water project update

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project.

This project involves the replacement of the existing sewers that are within these streets. Portland Water District will also be re...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Rowe-Brighton Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-07-18 Neighborhood Meeting Notice

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson and the Portland Department of Public Works 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 assist in defining the project...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Begins July 5

State Street 2017-06-29 Public Notice Aerial Image

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 State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 8...

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Additional Info... Public Works
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... Public Works
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... Public Works

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Portland International Jetport Vertical Circulation and Gate Partition Projects Bid #18050

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE PREDICTED SNOWSTORM WE ARE MOVING THE PRE-BID MEETING TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018 AT 9:00 A.M.  THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN CONFERENCE ROOM A LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OLD TERMINAL AT PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL JETPOR...

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Purchasing

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Recreation Division

Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

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The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services Social Services
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individ...

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Social Services Division Social Services
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

news alert

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Social Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Social Services

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Smart Corridor Plan - Portland Neighborhood Meeting

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Please join us for the

 

Portland Neighborhood Meeting for the Forest Avenue Segment of the

Portland – South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 PM

 

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Are...

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Additional Info... Transportation Updates
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

traffic alert

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Portland Neighborhood Mtg. for the Forest Ave Segment of the Portland– So. Port. Smart Corridor Plan

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Please join us for the

 

Portland Neighborhood Meeting for the Forest Avenue Segment of the

Portland – South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

Tuesday September 19 at 6 PM

 

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portla...

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www.mainesmartcorridor.com Transportation Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Transportation Updates
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 Transportation Updates