Posted on: December 21, 2017

Tow fees increased, but next summer it will be easier to find a parking place.

Towing fees have been increased per tow, for a variety of fees including accident and non-accident tows, storage, after hours release, and re-tows. When special equipment is required to retrieve a vehicle, the fee is increased by $80.00 in addition to the...

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Chapter 28 of the Portland City Code City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Maine Medical Center area rezoned

This amendment to the land use code was drafted in response to public, staff and Planning Board comments, and is based on the Institutional Development Plan which was approved by the Planning Board.

This new approach to institutional development allows a c...

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Order 112-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Lions and tigers and bears shall no longer perform in Portland

This ordinance prohibits the display of wild and exotic animals in performances at circuses or similar entertainments in the City of Portland.  Circuses and other popular entertainments have included wild and exotic animals in their performances ...

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Order 30-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 19, 2017

India Street Zoning Revamped

Revisions to the India Street Form-Based Code have been adopted upon applying the code to Site Plan and Building Permit applications over the last year and a half.  As a new code with a format different from the other zones in Chapter 14, there a...

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Order 49-16/17 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Affordable Housing Incentives

Incentives for development to build affordable housing include density bonuses, building height increases, and setback reductions in the B-1, B-1b, B-2, B-2b, B-2c, B-3, B-3b, B-3c, B-5, R-7, and R-P Zones. Planned Residential Unit Developments (PRUDs) th...

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Order 31-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Waterfront Port Development Zone Revisions in the Code

Revised waterfront zoning allows the development of cold storage at the International Marine Terminal, solidifying the City's relationship with Eimskip, a shipping company that proposes to build such a facility there.

Waterfront conditional use standards p...

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Order 33-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Permitting and Inspections Revisions to the City Code

Horse drawn carriage operators will not longer be required to pick up horse droppings; and chicken owners are no longer required to have a permit.

But a license for a horse-drawn carriage operating in the City is still required.  Chicken owners st...

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Order 18-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Occupancy for more than 30 days prohibited in Recreational Vehicles

Recreational vehicles, campers and tents or other shelters on a trailer than can be towed by a motor vehicle cannot be occupied for more than 30 days per year anywhere in the City of Portland.

This Chapter 6 amendment requires that any such recreational ve...

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Order 19-17/18 City Code Amendments