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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Woodfords Corner Public Art Installed - Join Us for "Tree Lighting" on November 15

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The City of Portland and the Portland Public Art Committee would like to invite the public to attend a “tree lighting” ceremony on November 15 to celebrate the installation of new public artwork, Luminous Arbor, by local artist Aaron T Stephan in Woodford...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Workforce Housing Units in Portland For Sale & Rent

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Know someone looking to buy a home in Portland? Did you know the City’s Planning & Urban Development Department works with developers to make some of their new homes priced for average incomes? 

Right now there are three condominium units avai...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 28, 2018

MANDATORY CDBG APPLICANT MEETING (Program Year 2019-20)

MANDATORY CDBG APPLICANT MEETING 

Date: October 9th, 2018 

Time: 5:30 

Location: City of Portland, City Hall Room 24 

 

If you are interested in applying for a 2019-2020 CDBG grant, at least one member of your organ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 12, 2018

City Launches “Ask the Plan Reviewer” Appointments on Tuesdays at City Hall

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Starting August 14, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Plan Reviewer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 PM every Tuesday morning. A...

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Additional Info... Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Ribbon Cutting for Children's Odyssey at Former Reed School on August 9

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Developers Collaborative will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Children’s Odyssey at their newly renovated location on Thursday, August 9th, 2018, 3:30 PM, at the Reed School, 19 Libby Street in Portland.  Speakers at the event will include Cit...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 26, 2018

New Temporary Public Art Coming to the Waterfront

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The Portland Public Art Committee announces a new temporary art installation by artist Andy Rosen called TREAD coming to the Eastern waterfront this summer.  TREAD is a temporary artwork comprised of two deer on stilts among the abandoned dock pi...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 7, 2018

July 9 Community Forum to Discuss Sign Regulations

NEWS ALERT

The Department of Planning and Urban Development will kick-off the process for updating its sign regulations with a Community Forum on July 9th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in Rm 24 at City Hall. As part of the larger project of rewriting the City of Portland L...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Housing & Community Development Accepting Housing Trust Fund Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s Division of Housing and Community Development will accept applications as of July 1 for Housing Trust Funds used towards the development of affordable housing in the city of Portland.

For fiscal year 2018-2019, the City is providing ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Housing & Community Development Accepting Housing Trust Fund Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s Division of Housing and Community Development will accept applications as of July 1 for Housing Trust Funds used towards the development of affordable housing in the city of Portland.

For fiscal year 2018-2019, the City is providing ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Council to Hold June 4 Workshop Ahead of Regular Council Meeting

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The Portland City Council will hold a workshop on June 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM ahead of its regularly scheduled Council meeting at 5:30 PM that evening. The workshop, which will be held in Council Chambers, will involve a presentation on the proposed Munjoy Hi...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Informational Session for Property Owners in Historic Districts (5-7-18)

The Historic Preservation Office will be offering an informational session intended for owners of property in Portland’s historic districts as well as anyone interested in learning more about the City’s historic preservation program. W...

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Historic Preservation Informational Session 5-7-18 Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

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On Friday, March 30, 2018, the City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing. Development projects should create rental housing u...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portland's West End

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The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the City's first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a 12 unit one-bedroom complex and unit 1A has been designated for sale as a workforce...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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Planning & Urban Development
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

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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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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 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: 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