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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Portland Police Launch Community Survey

Community Survey

The Police Department wants to know how you feel about crime and overall safety in the city. To help in this effort, the Department is launching an online survey of Portland residents and businesses. Developed in conjunction with the University of New Eng...

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City News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

City Issues RFP for Bike Share Program in Portland

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Portland is looking for companies to pilot a bike share program in Portland. The City has issued a Request for Proposals for the design, marketing, operation, and maintenance of a dockless bike share system for...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Inaugural Concert to Showcase Portland's Performing Arts Gems at Merrill Auditorium

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Creative Portland and its co-promoters The City of Portland, The Crewe Foundation & David E. Shaw in association with concert sponsors Knack Factory, Coffee by Design, The Press Hotel, Bayside Bowl & State Theatre present HEAR, HERE!  An ...

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Hear Here City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Finance Committee Holds Public Hearing & Vote on Responsible Contracting Proposal

NEWS ALERT

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and is expected to vote on Mayor Strimling’s responsible contracting proposal at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Council Chambers. The Mayor is proposing an amendment to ...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

City Helps Sponsor Mobile Food Pantries for Federal Workers

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The City of Portland is teaming up with Wayside Food Programs to offer two mobile food pantries for any federal workers affected by the government shutdown. Federal workers do not need to live in Portland to participate, but must bring their federal ID. T...

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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Manager Announces Plans for Police Chief Search

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings today announced that the City will be conducting a national search for its next Police Chief.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit applications to the city beginning next month and following a review of submissions, sele...

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Police Department City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

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The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and ...

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Assessor's Office City News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Mayor Strimling Gives Fourth State of the City Address

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his fourth State of the City address on January 14, 2019 in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths and recent successes as well as the policy goals the Mayor would like to s...

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Mayor's Office City News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Developer Pulls Portland Waterfront Hotel Proposal

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland announced today that the development team Fisherman’s Wharf Portland, LLC has submitted a request to the Portland Planning Board to amend its current application for a conditional rezoning at 184 Commercial Street. The amend...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

NEWS ALERT

Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Portland Chamber & Office of Economic Opportunity Collaborate on Strategic Plan to Aid New Mainers

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The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Office of Economic Opportunity have created a strategic plan to help foster a strong sense of belonging in every aspect of city life and a meaningful inclusion and connectivity between our raciall...

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City News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Portland's Disability Advisory Committee to Host Art Exhibition January 7 - 18

You're Invited

The Portland Disability Advisory Committee cordially invites the public to attend Perspectives, an art exhibition composed of work created by The Art Department and Publication Studio at Portland City Hall from...

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City News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

City Names Waterfront Working Group Members to Address Key Issues During Six-Month Moratorium

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today announced the members of its new Waterfront Working Group, which will work intensely over the next six months to address key issues during the time the non-marine use expansion moratorium is in place for the Waterfront Central Z...
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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room a...

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

New Development Impact Fees Go Into Effect December 19, 2018

NEWS ALERT

In November 2018, the Portland City Council voted to adopt an impact fee ordinance for all new development projects. The new rules and regulations go into effect on December 19 and apply to all building permit applications submitted following this date. T...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

City & ReVision Energy to 'Flip the Switch' on Ocean Avenue Solar Array on December 18

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The City of Portland and ReVision Energy will celebrate the completion of the solar array on the Ocean Avenue Landfill on Tuesday, December 18 at 9 AM.  The array, comprised of 2,816 solar panels spread over 4 acres, will produce 1.2 million kilo...

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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Wins Record Judgment Against Non-Responsive Landlord

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland received a decision from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upholding a record favorable judgment today against a non-responsive landlord in City of Portland v. Sulan Chau. The Law Court upheld the lower court ruling that imposed penalt...

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City News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

City Staff Proposes 180-Day Moratorium for Central Waterfront Zoning District

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is proposing to institute a 180-day moratorium on most non-marine development within the Waterfront Central Zone (WCZ) in response to significant overburdening of parking, traffic control and waterfront resources in that zone. If adop...

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Join Us for a Community Dialogue for the Commercial Street Operations & Master Plan

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland, in collaboration with the Greater Portland Council of Governments and engineering consultant WSP USA, Inc., will host a Community Dialogue on Tuesday, December 11 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Rines Auditorium of the Portland Public Libra...

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City News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City Hosts Annual District Meetings

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The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city during the first two weeks of December. The Mayor, City Councilors, City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions fro...

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City News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City & Development Corporation Honor Four Local Businesses on December 6

NEWS ALERT

Four local Portland businesses/organizations will be recognized on December 6 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 ...

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City News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Bramhall Square to Shine this Winter with New Pandora Lights - Join Us December 3 at 7PM

NEWS ALERT

Thanks to a new public-private partnership between the City of Portland, Maine Medical Center, and the Parkside Neighborhood Association, Bramhall Square will be adorned with Pandora lights this winter. The first annual Light Up Bramhall Square&a...

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City News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Spectrum, City Promote Digital Literacy with Coding for Change Event on Thursday, November 29

NEWS ALERT

More than two dozen low-income families and teens will learn valuable digital-literacy skills to help them succeed in today’s digital economy during a Coding for Change event on Thursday, Nov. 29, presented by Spectrum, the City of Portland, the...

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City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Update on Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane Project

park ave bike lane bollards out for winter

The Park Avenue bike lane bollards will be removed on Thursday, November 15 in anticipation for snow storm activity. The bollards will remain out for the entire winter, however, the bike lane will still be in effect. Cars should continue parking in the pa...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

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

woodfords corner public art

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...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Official Elections Results for the November 6, 2018 Election

NEWS ALERT

The official election results for both the city and state races are now finalized for the November 6, 2018 election. 

Final totals can be viewed here

Precinct data can be viewed here

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Elections & Voting City News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Spectrum Moves Public Access Programming to Channels 1301 and 1303

NEWS ALERT

Spectrum Cable has moved Portland Media Center's public access programming that used to be on Channels 2 and 5 to channels 1301 and 1303. Portland Public Schools channel 3 will become channel 1302. These assignments follow the PEG Media Acronym; P for pub...

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Portland Media Center City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Portland Parks Conservancy Names Executive Director

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Parks Conservancy is excited to announce that it has named Nan Cumming to serve as its first Executive Director. The Conservancy was launched by Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. in early 2018 to help support the numerous parks, trails, open spac...

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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Official Election Results Are Now Available for All City Races

NEWS ALERT

Official election results are now available for all city races. State results, included on this report, are still being finalized.

VIEW:

Official city candidate election results for November 6, 2018

Official city referendum election results for November 6, ...

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Elections & Voting City News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

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The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which ...

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Additional Info... City News
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 ...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

NEW Interactive Map of Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Interactive Map Portland, Maine 04103

We are excited to offer a new interactive map of Evergreen Cemetery. This interactive map will allow you to search for loved ones and the many famous burials at Evergreen Cemetery. Searching can be done by name, age and other parameters. Click here to acc...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 201...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Silver Bullet Recycling Containers Moving from Angelo's Acre by October 31

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The City’s Public Works Department will be removing the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Commercial Street in the Angelo’s Acre lot (441 Commercial Street) by October 31, 2018.

 

There will ...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. Parritt will continue to assist the City on a p...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Councilor Cook and City Staff Host Ludlow Pond Public Meeting - September 25 at 7:00 PM

You're Invited

The public is invited to join Councilor Kim Cook and City staff for a community discussion about Ludlow Pond. During this meeting you will hear about the history of the pond, current management practices, and changes made since the last public meeting, wh...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Portland Hosts Autonomous Vehicle Public Forum - Join Us September 27 at 5 PM

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE forum graphic

The City of Portland will host a public forum on Thursday, September 27, 2018 to discuss its pilot project with INRIX, and hear from experts about the deployment of Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) shuttles on public roads. The forum will be held from 5:00 ...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Manager Names Gautreau Permanent Fire Chief

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has named Keith Gautreau to serve as Fire Chief permanently. He had been serving as Interim Chief since April when former Chief Jackson retired. 

“I’ve been impressed with Chief...

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Fire Department City News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Portland Fire Department Hosts Federation of Firefighters 55th Annual Convention; Parade on Sept 22

NEWS ALERT

On Saturday, September 22, the Portland Fire Department, in conjunction with the Maine State Federation of Firefighters 55th Annual Convention, will celebrate its 250th year of service to the citizens of Portland with a parade beginning at 10:00 AM.

The pa...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Celebrates Welcoming Week

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For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.  Welcoming Week demonstrates that i...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting of the New Park Ave Separated Bike Lane Project - September 14 at 2 PM

You're Invited

City of Portland officials will celebrate the installation of the new Park Ave separated bike lane project with a ribbon cutting this Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the corner of State Street and Park Avenue. 

The streetscape project inc...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Report Finds Foreign-Born Residents Contributed $1.2 Billion to Portland-Metro GDP in 2016

NEWS ALERT

Immigrants in the Portland, ME metro area contributed $1.2 billion to the area’s GDP in 2016 and paid $133 million in federal taxes and $62 million in state and local taxes, according to a new report by New American Economy (NAE), in partnership...

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City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Know a Great Business? Nominate Them for One of Our Awards!

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC), the City’s commercial loan and granting arm, are seeking nominations for their annual Economic Development Awards. This is the first year that nominations are being sought from...

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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

City to Host September 8 Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland is hosting a community forum to discuss the proposed homeless services center on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine. 

The forum will begin with an overview of...

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Planning for a New Homeless Services Center City News
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... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Finance Committee Votes to Appropriate $2.11M of Property Sale Proceeds

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, August 2 to appropriate $2.11M of property sale proceeds from the $3.3M sale of 0 Hancock Street. In August 2017, the City Council approved a $3.3 million sale of 48,000 square ...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project Gets Underway

Under Construction

Over the next three weeks, the City of Portland’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the installation of the Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project. This work is largely weather-dependent, but the goal is to complete ...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Portland Girls Basketball Teams Kick Off 4-Game Tournament with Team from Japanese Sister-City

NEWS ALERT

On August 9th, opening ceremonies for the Portland portion of the sister-city sports exchange with Shinagawa, Japan will take place at 10 AM at the Portland Expo with 13-15 year old girls from the Portland travel team, the YES summer league team, and a te...

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Portland's Sister-Cities City News
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 i...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

New Temporary Public Art Coming to the Waterfront

TREAD temporary art

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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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

Mike Lewis at Pearl St

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional utility boxe...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (BAP), and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-ti...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

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The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has b...

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Additional Info... City News
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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City News
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 ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2018

City Offers Training on New Online Permitting & Planning Submission System

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Planning and Urban Development Department, Permitting and Inspections Department, and Department of Public Works invite the public to attend an informational training session on July 11, 2018 to learn about Citizen Self-Service (CSS)....

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CSS Application Info City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Council's Housing Committee Meets Wednesday, June 27 - Public Comment Taken on Two Agenda Items

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will next meet on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 PM in Room 24 of City Hall. The Committee will be reviewing and providing a recommendation to the City Council on the following items:

  1. HOME Affordable Housing Devel...

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City News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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HHS and Public Safety Committee City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Renovation of Allen Avenue Fire Station to Begin This Fall

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Construction to renovate the Allen Avenue fire station is slated to begin this fall following a fire at the station last October. City officials have been working over the last several months on the new design, including touring other newly built fire sta...

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Fire Department City News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

City Honors Adele Masengo Ngoy on World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day, the City of Portland is recognizing the contributions and resilience of those forced to flee from their homelands due to violence, persecution, or natural disasters, and is celebrating the vibrant refugee and immigrant commu...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier - Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

Passport Parking app

Parking in Portland just got easier!

Portland, say hello to the most convenient way to pay for parking – the PassportParking® app! What are the benefits of using PassportParking?

  • Pay on the go:
    • Pay quickly and securely with your ph...
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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

June 14 Public Meeting for Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project

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On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the City's Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting for the Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at King Middle School at 92 Deering Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.&nb...

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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Join Us for Park & Play This Summer At a Park Near You!

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Join the Portland Parks & Recreation “Play Specialists” as they visit a park near you! They’ll have fun stuff with which to play and they’ll also have fun stuff to do. 

It’s free and open to the public – just stop on by and join in the fun! Lo...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Over Next Several Months

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Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses and schools in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for what’s known as "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are de...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Council's Housing & Economic Development Committee to Hold Joint Meeting on June 5

NEWS ALERT

The Council's Housing Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The committee will be making HOME funding recommendations for rental housing development projects for:

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

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An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Maine Med to Begin Construction on Visitors Parking Garage Addition; Congress St Detour Begins May 7

Congress Street DETOUR

 Maine Medical Center, in conjunction with the City of Portland, will detour traffic away from Congress Street between Forest and Weymouth streets for eight weeks starting May 7.

The detour will accommodate a large construction crane needed to add...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland’s Public Health Division to Co-Host Community Health Fair

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On Thursday, May 17, staff of the Public Health Division will co-host a community health fair with members of Maine Medical Center’s Nursing Professional Excellence Council. This event will take place during National Prevention Week (May 13-19), an&nb...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee&...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

First Annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Coming May 7, 2018

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The City of Portland announces the 1st annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection will occur for two weeks only from May 7th through May 18th, 2018.

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable...

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Curbside Leaf Collection City News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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City News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

2018 Cruise Ship Season

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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City News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

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On Saturday, April 21, as part of the Green Neighbor Family Fest at Deering High School, City officials and representatives from Recycling Partnership, L.L. Bean, Sappi North America, and Catalyst will unveil new public space recycling containers. These u...

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City News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned pa...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

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The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-friendly” and...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. The sanitary sewage will continue ...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

national public health week

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communiti...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

traffic alert

The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA ...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

news alert

Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

Duri...

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City News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March 30

NEWS ALERT

Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than March 30, 2018 at 3:00...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

Live Stream Council Committee Meetings

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritag...

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City News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

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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City News
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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Additional Info... City News
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 g...

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Sustainability & Transportation 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

news alert

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: 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 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 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...

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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: 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: 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 11, 2017

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

news alert

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: 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 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 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 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 ...

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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

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 an...

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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: 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 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

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

news alert

The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and continue through mid-2020 culm...

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Assessor's Office Assessor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: February 8, 2018

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

news alert

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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Barron Center
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 r...

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Barron Center

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 13, 2018

Official Elections Results for the November 6, 2018 Election

NEWS ALERT

The official election results for both the city and state races are now finalized for the November 6, 2018 election. 

Final totals can be viewed here

Precinct data can be viewed here

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Elections & Voting City Clerk
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Official Election Results Are Now Available for All City Races

NEWS ALERT

Official election results are now available for all city races. State results, included on this report, are still being finalized.

VIEW:

Official city candidate election results for November 6, 2018

Official city referendum election results for November 6, 2...

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Elections & Voting City Clerk

News Flash

Posted on: December 19, 2018

Impact Fees in effect

In response to a recommendation in the City's recently adopted comprehensive plan, Portland's Plan, the Department of Planning & Urban Development, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Facil...

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Order 98-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Short Term Rental Amendments Effective

The short term rental amendment requires additional documentation from owners and tenants who are registering their primary residence; requires certification that renting a unit as a short term rental is not prohibited by any condo or homeowners' associat...

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Order 99-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: November 14, 2018

New Portland City Code Chapter 8 Waterfront Development Growth Area

As part of the legal framework for the Tax Increment Financing District covering the Portland Waterfront, Portland City Code Article XV. Waterfront Capital Improvement and Economic Redevelopment Zone and Ordinance has been moved.  It has also bee...

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Order 80-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Retail Stores, and Testing, Manufacturing, and Grow Facilities

Beginning October 1, 2018, 2018, the moratorium for medical marijuana manufacturing facilities, medical marijuana retail stores and medical marijuana testing facilities continues until December 13, 2018. The moratorium for medical marijuana grow facilitie...

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Order 69-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Rental Housing Advisory Committee restructured

The committee will no longer be asked to send a report to the City Council's Housing Committee.  It will instead focus on sending the council subcommittee recommendations for changes to the city housing policies, and on forwarding educational opp...

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Order 32-18/19 City Code Amendments

News Flash

Posted on: November 9, 2018

Spectrum Moves Public Access Programming to Channels 1301 and 1303

NEWS ALERT

Spectrum Cable has moved Portland Media Center's public access programming that used to be on Channels 2 and 5 to channels 1301 and 1303. Portland Public Schools channel 3 will become channel 1302. These assignments follow the PEG Media Acronym; P for pub...

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Portland Media Center City Council Notices
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting of the New Park Ave Separated Bike Lane Project - September 14 at 2 PM

You're Invited

City of Portland officials will celebrate the installation of the new Park Ave separated bike lane project with a ribbon cutting this Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the corner of State Street and Park Avenue. 

The streetscape project inc...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Finance Committee Votes to Appropriate $2.11M of Property Sale Proceeds

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, August 2 to appropriate $2.11M of property sale proceeds from the $3.3M sale of 0 Hancock Street. In August 2017, the City Council approved a $3.3 million sale of 48,000 square feet of th...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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HHS and Public Safety Committee City Council Notices
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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City Council Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City Council Notices
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 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: 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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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

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Manager Announces Plans for Police Chief Search

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings today announced that the City will be conducting a national search for its next Police Chief.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit applications to the city beginning next month and following a review of submissions, selec...

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Police Department City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Portland Chamber & Office of Economic Opportunity Collaborate on Strategic Plan to Aid New Mainers

portland of opportunity

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Office of Economic Opportunity have created a strategic plan to help foster a strong sense of belonging in every aspect of city life and a meaningful inclusion and connectivity between our raciall...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Portland's Disability Advisory Committee to Host Art Exhibition January 7 - 18

You're Invited

The Portland Disability Advisory Committee cordially invites the public to attend Perspectives, an art exhibition composed of work created by The Art Department and Publication Studio at Portland City Hall from...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Spectrum Moves Public Access Programming to Channels 1301 and 1303

NEWS ALERT

Spectrum Cable has moved Portland Media Center's public access programming that used to be on Channels 2 and 5 to channels 1301 and 1303. Portland Public Schools channel 3 will become channel 1302. These assignments follow the PEG Media Acronym; P for pub...

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Portland Media Center City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting of the New Park Ave Separated Bike Lane Project - September 14 at 2 PM

You're Invited

City of Portland officials will celebrate the installation of the new Park Ave separated bike lane project with a ribbon cutting this Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the corner of State Street and Park Avenue. 

The streetscape project inc...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 17, 2018

City to Host September 8 Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

news alert

The City of Portland would like to make the public aware that it is hosting a community forum on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus to discuss the proposed homeless serv...

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Planning for a New Homeless Services Center City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Know a Great Business? Nominate Them for One of Our Awards!

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC), the City’s commercial loan and granting arm, are seeking nominations for their annual Economic Development Awards. This is the first year that nominations are being sought from the commu...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (BAP), and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-ti...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

inrix graphic

The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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HHS and Public Safety Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jennings Selects Mona Bector as New Assistant City Manager

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that he has selected Mona Bector to serve as the new Assistant City Manager. She will start Tuesday, May 29. The City conducted a search process for an Assistant City Manager to replace current Deputy City ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

news alert

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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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

public recycling containers

On Saturday, April 21, as part of the Green Neighbor Family Fest at Deering High School, City officials and representatives from Recycling Partnership, L.L. Bean, Sappi North America, and Catalyst will unveil new public space recycling containers. These u...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

news alert

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritage of Afric...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

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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City Manager's Office
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

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 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:

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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 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

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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: 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 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 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

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COC

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

As you are aware, HUD requires that all projects proposed for funding be numbered in priority with number one (#1) being the highest priority. Once again, HUD is requiring CoC's to use a two tired ranking system, which are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Portland Chamber & Office of Economic Opportunity Collaborate on Strategic Plan to Aid New Mainers

portland of opportunity

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Office of Economic Opportunity have created a strategic plan to help foster a strong sense of belonging in every aspect of city life and a meaningful inclusion and connectivity between our raciall...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City & Development Corporation Honor Four Local Businesses on December 6

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Four local Portland businesses/organizations will be recognized on December 6 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: September 13, 2018

City Celebrates Welcoming Week

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For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.  Welcoming Week demonstrates that i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Know a Great Business? Nominate Them for One of Our Awards!

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The City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC), the City’s commercial loan and granting arm, are seeking nominations for their annual Economic Development Awards. This is the first year that nominations are being sought from the commu...

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Economic 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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Economic Development
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (BAP), and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-ti...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

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An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

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The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

Port of Portland Logo

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March 30

NEWS ALERT

Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than March 30, 2018 at 3:00...

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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: 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: 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

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

age friendly portland

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-fri...

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Elder Services

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Official Elections Results for the November 6, 2018 Election

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The official election results for both the city and state races are now finalized for the November 6, 2018 election. 

Final totals can be viewed here

Precinct data can be viewed here.

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Elections & Voting Election News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Official Election Results Are Now Available for All City Races

NEWS ALERT

Official election results are now available for all city races. State results, included on this report, are still being finalized.

VIEW:

Official city candidate election results for November 6, 2018

Official city referendum election results for November 6, 2...

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Elections & Voting Election News

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Emergency Management

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

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The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and continue through mid-2020 culm...

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Assessor's Office Finance
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Finance Committee Votes to Appropriate $2.11M of Property Sale Proceeds

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, August 2 to appropriate $2.11M of property sale proceeds from the $3.3M sale of 0 Hancock Street. In August 2017, the City Council approved a $3.3 million sale of 48,000 square feet of th...

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Finance
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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Finance
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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

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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

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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 Finance

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Fire Crews Remove Subject from Casco Bay During Snow Storm

PORTLAND, Maine – On February 12, 2019, at approximately 11:04 PM, the Portland Fire Department responded to assist the Portland Police Department with a reported subject that had fallen into Casco Bay behind Becky’s Diner, while attem...

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Fire Department
Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Manager Names Gautreau Permanent Fire Chief

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has named Keith Gautreau to serve as Fire Chief permanently. He had been serving as Interim Chief since April when former Chief Jackson retired. 

“I’ve been impressed with Chief Gautreau’s manageme...

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Fire Department Fire Department
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Renovation of Allen Avenue Fire Station to Begin This Fall

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Construction to renovate the Allen Avenue fire station is slated to begin this fall following a fire at the station last October. City officials have been working over the last several months on the new design, including touring other newly built fire sta...

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Fire Department Fire Department
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Fire Department Responds to Two Multiple Alarm Fires on Same Day

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On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Portland Firefighters responded to 41 Alder Street for a reported building fire. The crews were able to extinguish the fire in the occupied two-family apartment. Portland Fire Investigators determined the cause to be A...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Fire Department

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

NEWS ALERT

Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

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The City of Portland will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. Parritt will continue to assist the City on a p...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 17, 2018

City to Host September 8 Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland is hosting a community forum to discuss the proposed homeless services center on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine. 

The forum will begin with an overview of...

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Planning for a New Homeless Services Center Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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HHS and Public Safety Committee Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland’s Public Health Division to Co-Host Community Health Fair

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On Thursday, May 17, staff of the Public Health Division will co-host a community health fair with members of Maine Medical Center’s Nursing Professional Excellence Council. This event will take place during National Prevention Week (May 13-19),...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

age friendly portland

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-friendly” and...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

national public health week

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

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Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

During her tim...

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Health & Human Services
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 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

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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 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 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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Health & Human Services
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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Posted on: February 11, 2019

2-20-19 HP Meeting

78 DANFORTH STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by West Company for proposed site alterations at 78 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101. The workshop is an opportunity fo...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 29, 2019

2-6-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Portland Foreside for a) Amendment to Portland Company Historic District boundary to reflect revised relocation site ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2019

1-16-19 HP Meeting

1 CENTER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Fathom Companies for proposed construction of a new Hotel at 1 Center Street, Portland, ME 04101. The workshop is an oppor...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 1, 2019

1-2-19 HP Meeting

110 SHERIDAN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop on Alternative Design Review under R-6 Design Standards, as required under the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation District, for 110 Sheri...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 11, 2018

12-19-18 HP Meeting

33-37 MONTREAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on a new construction proposal for 33-37 Montreal Street. Following the hearing, the Board will make a Determination of Conformance with Hist...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 28, 2018

12-5-18 HP Meeting

5 INDIA STREET (7 INDIA STREET)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Essex North Portland, LLC. for Preliminary Review of Proposed New Construction at 7 India Street, Portland...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 20, 2018

11-27-18 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by at 58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101. The workshop is an opportunity for the applicant to present a plan to the Board in an in...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Informational Session for Property Owners on Munjoy Hill

Owning Property in a Historic District - What Does it Mean?

What types of alterations or construction activities require review and approval in Portland's historic districts?  By what standards are projects reviewed?  Who conducts the rev...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 9, 2018

10-17-18 HP Meeting

33-37 MONTREAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on a plan by 33 Montreal, LLC. for new construction at 33-37 Montreal Street.  Following the hearing, the Board will make a determin...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 25, 2018

10-3-18 HP Meeting

562 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Terbax Realty, Inc., for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior siding replacement at 562 Congress St, Portland, M...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2018

9-19-18 HP Meeting

59 CHADWICK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Patty and d Howells for Window Replacement at 59 Chadwick Street, Portland, ME 04102. Public comments will be tak...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2018

9-5-18 HP Meeting

34 WHARF STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland House, LLC., for Preliminary Review of Proposed Exterior Alterations and Addition under Construction at 34 Wharf ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2018

8-15-18 HP Meeting

246 BRACKETT STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Dave Thibodeau for preliminary review of proposed ground floor alterations at 246 Brackett St, Portland, ME 04102. The...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 2, 2018

8-8-18 HP Meeting

50 MONUMENT SQUARE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Lancaster Street, LLC., for Storefront Renovation at 50 Monument Square. Public comments will be taken at this meeting.The...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2018

7-25-18 HP Meeting

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland House, LLC., for Preliminary Review of Proposed Exterior Alterations at 34 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101. The workshop is an oppo...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 10, 2018

7-11-18 HP Meeting

84 COMMERCIAL ST

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Boardwill hold a workshop to consider a plan by Dry Dock LLC for preliminary reviewof proposed exterior alterations and building additions at 84 Commercial St,Portland, M...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

6-20-18 HP Meeting

51 WHARF STREET (436 FORE STREET REAR)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearingto consider a plan by Deering Av...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

5-16-18 HP Meeting

86 NEWBURY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for Advisory Review of Proposed Mixed-Use Development by Bateman Partners, LLC., at 86 Newbury Street (development will have frontage on Newbu...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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. Whether you’ve recent...

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Historic Preservation Informational Session 5-7-18 Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2018

4-18-18 HP Meeting

222 ST. JOHN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for Advisory Design Review of Proposed Parking Garage at 222 St. John Street.The worksh...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 26, 2018

4-4-18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

 

61 INDIA STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Joe Reynolds for Exterior and Site Alterations at 61 INDIA ST.  Public comments will be taken at...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2018

CANCELLED - 3/21/18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

Please note the March 21, 2018 Historic Preservation Board meeting has been cancelled, and the item on the agenda will be rescheduled to the following HP Board meeting on April 4, 2018. As usual, reports and material will be available by the end of the da...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2018

3-21-18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

222 St. John Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for Advisory Design Review of Proposed Parking Garage at 222 ST JOHN ST.

The workshop is...

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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.

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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

News Flash

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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https://www.portlandmaine.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=45 Historic Preservation Updates

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier - Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

Passport Parking app

Parking in Portland just got easier!

Portland, say hello to the most convenient way to pay for parking – the PassportParking® app! What are the benefits of using PassportParking?

  • Pay on the go:
    • Pay quickly and securely with your phone.
    • Forget refilli...
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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

Mike Lewis at Pearl St

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Over Next Several Months

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Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses and schools in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for what’s known as "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

news alert

An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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Home - Spotlight
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 Home - Spotlight
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 Home - Spotlight
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 Home - Spotlight
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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Home - Spotlight
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" will be ...

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Land Use Code Rewrite Info Home - Spotlight
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 Home - Spotlight

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

CDBG Allocation Committee Scores Now Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Committee's recommendation letter will be posted March 1st. The letter will provide an overview about their recommendations and review process thi...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Notices
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Workforce Housing Units in Portland For Sale & Rent

home funds CP

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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Housing and Community Development Notices
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 organization m...

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Housing and Community Development Notices
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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Housing and Community Development Notices

News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2018

Workforce Housing Units in Portland For Sale & Rent

home funds CP

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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Housing and Community Development Updates
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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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

news alert

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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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2018

National Community Development Week

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This year marks the 44th anniversary of the CDBG program. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 state and local governments, including Portland, to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic and social conditions in commun...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2018

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

news alert

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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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

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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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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Wins Record Judgment Against Non-Responsive Landlord

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland received a decision from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upholding a record favorable judgment today against a non-responsive landlord in City of Portland v. Sulan Chau. The Law Court upheld the lower court ruling that imposed penalt...

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Housing Safety

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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Human Resources
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Celebrates Welcoming Week

welcoming week

For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.  Welcoming Week demonstrates that i...

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Human Resources

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2015

139 Glenwood Avenue - Legalization of Non-Conforming Units

John & Grisel Reed owner of the property located at 139 Glenwood Avenue, has submitted an application to legalize 1 existing non-conforming dwelling unit for a total of 3 dwelling units within this building. The legalization maybe permitted if the a...Read on...

Inspections Updates

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 11, 2019

Finance Committee Holds Public Hearing & Vote on Responsible Contracting Proposal

NEWS ALERT

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and is expected to vote on Mayor Strimling’s responsible contracting proposal at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Council Chambers. The Mayor is propos...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Mayor Strimling Gives Fourth State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his fourth State of the City address on January 14, 2019 in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths and recent successes as well as the policy goals the Mayor would...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Portland's Disability Advisory Committee to Host Art Exhibition January 7 - 18

You're Invited

The Portland Disability Advisory Committee cordially invites the public to attend Perspectives, an art exhibition composed of work created by The Art Department and Publication Studio at Portland City Hall from...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Spectrum Moves Public Access Programming to Channels 1301 and 1303

NEWS ALERT

Spectrum Cable has moved Portland Media Center's public access programming that used to be on Channels 2 and 5 to channels 1301 and 1303. Portland Public Schools channel 3 will become channel 1302. These assignments follow the PEG Media Acronym; P for pub...

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Portland Media Center Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Celebrates Welcoming Week

welcoming week

For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.  Welcoming Week demonstrates that i...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (BAP), and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-ti...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Over Next Several Months

news alert

Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses and schools in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for what’s known as "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

news alert

An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

news alert

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritage of Afric...

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Mayor's Office
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: 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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2019

50 Monument Square - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss proposed renovations of the existing 50 Monument Square building at 50 Monument Square in Portland.  The project includes interior renovations which include 21 residential units i...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Hammond Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of The Preserve at South Ridge, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 10 Hammond Street within the R-6 zoning district.  The project includes the rede...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2019

1 Center Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Fathom CC, LLC., please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed Center Street Hotel development project to be located at the corner of Commercial Street and Center Street (1 Center Street) in Por...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2019

1006 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss proposed renovations of the existing Captain's House Building and property at 1006 Congress Street (tax map 076, lot A-022) in Portland, Maine.  The project includes interior reno...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2018

56 Milliken Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for a 72,000 sq. ft. warehouse and associated site construction located at 56 Milliken Street in Portland, ME.

Meeting Location:  Riverton Elementary School Community Room

Mee...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2018

1884 Forest Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbors and interested parties:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for a new mixed-use retail building and convenience store/gas station proposed by Mr. John Chau to be located at 1884 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME.

Meeting Loca...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

150 Riverside Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbors:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for a proposed new self-storage facility for Patagon Storage, LLC., to be located at 150 Riverside Street.

Meeting Location:  Ramada Plaza Portland, The Loft Room (third flo...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

325 St. John Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear business owners and neighbors:

Please join us for a neighborhood traffic meeting to discuss the proposed new Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at 325 St. John Street, Portland, Maine and the associated requirement to implement a re-striping plan of St. John S...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2018

250 Canco Road - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

To Properties Owners and Interested Parties:

RE:  250 Canco Road

The City of Portland has submitted an application to rezone approximately 78,000 square feet of land from the C-50 contract zone (with an underlying zone of I-L low impact industrial)...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 15, 2018

100 Fore Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed development at 100 Fore Street (Tax Map 19/Block A/Lot 10) in Portland, ME.  The proposed project includes a 540 space three level parking garage with t...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2018

250 Riverside Industrial Parkway - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear neighbors and interested parties:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for a proposed new property services facility to be located at 250 Riverside Industrial Parkway.

Location:  NAPA Distribution Center Annex, Lunch Room...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Maine Medical Center - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Property Owner:

Maine Medical Center has filed a site plan application for Phase Three of its $525 million expansion project, which involves the deconstruction of the staff parking garage at the corner of Gilman and Congress Streets and construction o...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 23, 2018

400 West Commercial Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for Phase IV (Building E) of the Canal Landing New Yard project which is a redevelopment of a former industrial site into a boat and ship repair and maintenance facility, and rel...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 8, 2018

90 Johnson Road - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of the existing office/warehouse building at 90 Johnson Road in Portland, Maine.  The project includes interior renovations and an additional 22.064 sf of m...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 8, 2018

19 Libby Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plan to develop the original Reed School into 8, one bedroom apartments at 19 Libby Street.

Meeting Location:  Reed School, 19 Libby Street, Portland ME

Meeting Date:  ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2018

208 Fore Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plan for a mixed-use retail and residential development located at 208 Fore St.

Meeting Location:  208 Fore Stret

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Meeting Time: &a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Hope Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our application for a zoning map amendment for property located along the northerly side of Hope Avenue.

Meeting Location:  Lyman Moore Middle School Library, 171 Auburn Street, Po...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 25, 2018

100 Fore Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our request for zoning text and map amendments related to building heights within the B-6 zoning district at 100 Fore Street (tax map 19, lot A010) in Portland, Maine.  The text a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2018

128 Cassidy Point Drive - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a conditional use (warehousing and light industrial) located at 128 Cassidy Point Drive.

Meeting Place:  128 Cassidy Point Drive

Meeting Date:  July 9, 2018

Me...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 27, 2018

325 St. John Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru restaurant located at 325 St. John Street, Portland, ME.

Meeting Location:  King Middle School, 92 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME.

Meeting Dat...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 27, 2018

222 St. John Street - NOTICE ERROR

We apologize but there is not a neighborhood meeting scheduled yet for 222 St. John Street.  The notice was created and e-mailed in error.  At this time, the application has just been submitted as a new project.

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2018

765 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the interior renovation and conversion of 765 Congress Street, Portland, ME into four residential units.

Meeting Location:  765 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Meeting Date...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2018

1006 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our request for rezoning at the existing Captain's House Building and property at 1006 Congress Street in Portland, Maine from the I-L Zone to the B-2 Zone.  The rezone request wi...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2018

130 Bancroft Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 8 lot subdivision located at 130 Bancroft Street.

Meeting Location:  130 Bancroft Street

Meeting Date:  June 19, 2018

Meeting Time:  4:00 p...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

100 Thompsons Point Road

Dear Neighbor,

Please take notice that the Portland Transportation Center, 100 Thompsons Point Road, Portland, ME 04102, has submitted an application to the City of Portland for the expansion of the existing parking are to relieve ongoing congestion relate...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

86 Newbury Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Level III site plan and subdivision application located at Shipyard Brewing, 86 Newbury Street.

Meeting Location:  Residence Inn, 145 Fore Street, Portland, ME

Meeti...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

383 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Level III site plan neighborhood meeting to discuss Phase 1 and 2 of a mixed use residential and commercial development located at 383 Commercial Street (former Rufus Deering site).

Meeting Location:  Conference ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2018

4 Russell Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a three story three-unit residential building with garage parking located at 4 Russell Street, Portland, Maine.

Location:  Reiche Community School, (...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2018

178 Kennebec Street

Dear Neighbor,

The Szanton Company will be presenting information and plans regarding its proposed development at 178 Kennebec Street.  The property will incude mixed-income rental apartments nd retail space on teh street level.  Light re...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2018

82 Hanover Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Tom Watson & Co., LLC we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting todiscuss our plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Public Works repair facility at 82 HanoverSt. within the B-7 Mixed Development Zone in Po...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 5, 2018

415 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction at 415 Cumberland Avenue into seven (7) residential units and two (2) commercial units.

Meeting Location:  415 Cumberland Avenue, Portland ME 04101

Meeti...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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: 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.

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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

News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2019

84 Commercial Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 84 Commercial Street, LLC, has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for a building addition to the existing Drydock Restaurant at 84 Commercial Street. The 2,115 sf addition includes an 851 unfinished basement, 851 s...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 12, 2019

175 Auburn Street - New Development Review Projet

To residents and property owners: Portland Public Schools has submitted a Level 3 site plan application for two additions to the Harrison Lyseth Elementary School at 175 Auburn Street. The proposal is for a gym/library expansion of 11,045 sf to be located...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2019

2 Evergreen Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 2 Evergreen, LLC has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for a new 9,200 sf warehouse at 2 Evergreen Drive. Currently, the developed site has an existing 2,800 sf warehouse. The proposal is to add a second warehouse...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2019

1011 Westbrook Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Northeast Air (NEA) has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application for the installation of two 30,000 above ground jet fueling storage tanks (double walled) adjacent to the existing fuel storage depot. NEA is a Fixed...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 30, 2019

78 Danforth Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Tom Watson, representing West Company, has submitted a Level 1 Site Alteration application for the redevelopment of a gravel parking lot at 78 Danforth Street. The propose site improvements include paving, storm water inf...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 30, 2019

121 Cassidy Point Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Project Management, Inc and 534 Danforth LLC have submitted a Level 2 site plan application for the construction of a 4 story building at 121 Cassidy Point Drive. The proposal is to demolish an existing building and add a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 25, 2019

50 Monument Square - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 50 Monument LLC has submitted a Level 3 application for the conversion of the upper floors at 50 Monument Square into 21 residential units. The existing building has a total of 47,551 sf on a site with 0.16 acres. The fir...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 24, 2019

1001 Westbrook Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Rubb, USA, on behalf of the Portland Jetport, has submitted a Level II site plan application for the construction of a 3,750 sf equipment storage building at 1001 Westbrook Street. The building will be located on an exist...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Hammond Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The Preserve at South Ridge, LLC, has submitted a Level 3 development review application and a conditional use application for the redevelopment of 4-12 Hammond Street. The proposal is for a 3-story building with 16 resid...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2019

1 Center Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Fathom CC, LLC has submitted a Level 3 application for the redevelopment of an existing parking lot to a hotel at 1 Center Street. The proposal is for a 135 room hotel in a six story structure with a ground floor area of ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 4, 2019

1006 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 1006 Congress, LLC has submitted a Level 3 application for the redevelopment of the existing structure at 1006 Congress Street. The proposal is to convert the two-story 19,799 sf building into nine (9) residential units a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2018

250 Canco Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Portland's Department of Public Works has submitted a Level II site plan application for the expansion of the Public Works complex at 250 Canco Road. The project has four phases. Phase 1 includes relocating 2 temporary sa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 10, 2018

56 Milliken Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Jeff Witherell, representing Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc, has submitted a Level 3 site plan and a Site Location of Development Act application for a proposed 72,000 sf warehouse at 56 Milliken Street. The warehouse is p...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 10, 2018

1884 Forest Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: John Chau has submitted a Level 3 site plan application and a conditional use application for a mixed-use development consisting of a convenience store, gas station, and multi-tenant retail space at 1884 Forest Avenue. Th...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 7, 2018

1 Bean Pot Circle - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Douglas Furrh, representing BG Foods (B&M Baked Beans), has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application for the repair of a retaining wall at 1 Bean Pot Circle. The site is within the I-M and R-3 zones. The propos...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

29 Vannah Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Timothy S. Darling Plumbing and Heating, have submitted a preliminary Level 2 site plan application for the expansion of the building at 29 Vannah Avenue. The proposal is to add 2,721 sf to the existing structure to accom...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

166 Riverside Industrial Parkway - New Development Review Project

Mariner Beverages, Inc, has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for an 8,325 sf addition to the existing 15,000 sf warehouse at 166 Riverside Industrial Parkway. The proposal includes a canopy over one of the loading areas and a parking lot for 16 v...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 7, 2018

65 Milliken Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Emile Clavet, representing 66 Milliken Street, LLC has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for the site improvements and the reuse of 65 Milliken Street. The proposal is to convert 15,000 of the 45,732 warehouse int...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2018

77 Woods Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Rachel Conly Design LLC, on behalf of the property owner Suzanne Fox, has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for an accessory structure at 77 Woods Road. The proposal is for a 1,030 sf building with a 774 sf deck. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2018

56 Commercial Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Casco Bay Island Transit District has submitted a Level II site plan application for the expansion of the Ferry Terminal located at 56 Commercial Street. The proposal is to add a second story on the existing building for ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2018

143 Washington Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Akasha 155, LLC, has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for the development of a two story-building at 143 Washington Avenue. The proposal is for a sauna and hydrotherapy business on the first floor with a resident...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 17, 2018

340 Presumpscot Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Pack Edge, Inc has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for a building addition at 340 Presumpscot Street. The existing building has 19,379 sf and the proposed freezer will add 2,508 sf to the structure. The site is ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 10, 2018

58 Fore Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Portland Foreside Development Co, on behalf of PF Marina LLC, has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for the development of a marina at 58 Fore Street. The proposal is to expand the existing marina (69 slips) for a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

150 Riverside St. - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Patagon Storage, LLC, has submitted a Level 3 site plan application for the redevelopment of 142 and 150 Riverside Street into a self storage facility. The proposal is for a 3 story building with a footprint of 33,344 sf ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2018

250 Riverside Industrial Parkway - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: David Machesney, representing Two Eisenhower Dr. LLC, has submitted a Level III site plan application for review of a property services building at 250 Riverside Industrial Parkway. The proposed two-story building has a t...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2018

22 Bramhall Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Maine Medical Center (MMC) has submitted a Level III site plan application for the proposed building expansion and new entrance off Congress Street. This is the third phase of expansion as contained in MMC's Institutional...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 6, 2018

74 Watson Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Baker Design Consultants, on behalf of Marry Frances Fournet, has submitted a Level II site plan application for slope stabilization at 74 Watson Street. The proposal is to rehabilitate approximately 2,300 sf of steep coa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 4, 2018

11 Pomeroy Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Chabad of Maine, has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application and a Conditional Use application for a place of assembly at 11 Pomeroy Street. The applicant is seeking a conditional use review for a place of religio...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 14, 2018

400 West Commercial Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Phin Sprague, representing Canal Landing LLC, has submitted a Level III site plan application for the Phase IV (Building E) at Canal Landing, 400 West Commercial Street. The proposal is for an 80 x 150 ft (12,000 sf) main...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 9, 2018

0 Thames Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level II site plan application for the extension of Thames Street. The proposal is to extend the public streetapproximately 300 feet in an easterly direction (disturbing 29,750 square ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

90 Johnson Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Transport Leasing Corp has submitted a Level III application for the redevelopment and expansion of the existing office/warehouse building at 90 Johnson Road. Two stories will be added to the existing 17,482 sf building f...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

19 Libby Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Reed School LLC has submitted a Level III application for the conversion of 13,908 sf of Reed School into eight (8) residential units at 19 Libby Street. All of the units will be one bedroom units and parking is provided ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

385 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 385 Congress St., LLC., has submitted a Legal II site plan application for a change of use from a painting facility to a 15,830 sf parking garage at 385 Congress Street. Access to the internal parking will be from Cumberl...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

197 Presumpscot Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Maine Yacht Center, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan for site changes to accommodate the reuse of the existing 22,33 sf building for warehousing, wholesale and ancillary retail space. The site improvements include c...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2018

208 Fore Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Flagg Partners, LLC has submitted a Level III and a conditional use application for the redevelopment of a 12,860 sf site.  The existing commercial building and parking area will be replaced with a 62,318 sf mixe...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2018

788 Washington Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Steve Quattrucci, representing Quattrucci & Rouda, LLC, has submitted a Level II site plan application for the renovation and expansion of the building at 788 Washington Avenue for a specialty food store.  A ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 27, 2018

222 St. John Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Maine Medical Center has submitted a Level III site plan application for a parking garage at 222 St. John Street. The 812,797 sf garage is proposed to include 2,400 parking spaces, with 52 parking spaces in an adjacent su...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

100 Fore Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 100 Fore Street LLC has submitted a zoning map amendment application to amend the B-6 Height Overlay Map for 100 Fore Street. The proposal seeks a map amendment of the B-6 height overlay to allow building heights of 45 fe...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2018

325 St. John Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Robert Mahoney, representing Dunkin Brands, Inc, has submitted a Level III site plan application for the redevelopment of 325 St. John Street. The proposal is to demolish the existing building (a restaurant) on the 30,239...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2018

107 Island Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 107 Island LLC., has submitted a Level I site alteration application for 107 Island Avenue. The proposal is for a 426 sf one-story addition to a single family house, which will serve as the kitchen for a take-out restaura...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2018

House Island - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Vincent Cap Mona, representing Three Palms Design Build, has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application for the addition of a 3 inch water line from Peaks Island to House Island. The site is in the Island-Business Z...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2018

128 Cassidy Point Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Tod Dana, representing Kennebec Street Properties, has submitted applications for conditional use and site plan review to change the use of  the existing 13,880 sf building at 128 Cassidy Point Drive. The propose...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2018

235 Presumpscot Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 235 Presumpscot Partners LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application for a building addition with a footprint of 9,300 sf and a total floor area of 18,600 sf at 235 Presumpscot Street. The proposed two-story additi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 8, 2018

1185 Forest Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: B & D ME REALTY, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application and a conditional use application for a 1,333 s.f. addition to the existing car wash at 1185 Forest Avenue. The addition is for a convenience store, ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

765 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Sam Reiche, representing 415 CA, LLC, has submitted a Level III subdivision/site plan application for the interior renovation and conversion of 765 Congress Street into four residential units. The proposal is for three (3...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 30, 2018

50 Industrial Way

To residents and property owners: Sebago Technics, Inc., on behalf of 50 Industrial Way, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application for the addition of a 7,670 sf addition to the Allagash Brewery at 50 Industrial Way. The building addition will se...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 30, 2018

130 Bancroft Street

To residents and property owners: Joshua Wagner, representing WB Group Inc., has submitted a Level III application for review of a seven (7) lot subdivision at 130 Bancroft Street. The proposal is to subdivide 117,258 sq ft site (approximately 2.9 acres) ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2018

1 Nancy Lane

To residents and property owners: Rob McAndrew, representing Diamond Island Association, has submitted a Level II site plan application for the review of a 288 sf seasonal float to be added to an existing dock at 1 Nancy Lane. The float will be secured wi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

House Island

Stefan Scarks, representing Neptune Properties, submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application to install a seasonal float and ramp system in accordance with size and location of a historical float system destroyed by storm damage on House Island. The f...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

4 Davis Farm Road

To residents and property owners: Tom Masselli, Maine Family Farm, has submitted a Level II site plan application for the construction of a 5,040 warehouse building at 4 Davis Farm Road. The 65,776 sf site has an existing office building. The proposal inc...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

874 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: Ron Gan, representing Innovative Green Living, has submitted a Level III application for a mixed use development at 874 Riverside Street.  The proposal is to develop the 92,412 sq. ft. site with a 20,000 sq. ft. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2018

30 Florida Avenue

To residents and property owners: Kelsey Grover and Bob & Christine Rodney have submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to build a portion of Florida Avenue in the vicinity of #0 Florida Avenue. The application is to improve 200 feet of the gr...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2018

44 Pleasant Street

To residents and property owners: Justin Tourigny has submitted a Level III application to legalize 4 existing residential units at 44 Pleasant Street. The building was approved for 5 residential and 5 commercial units in 1995 and the new owner seeks to o...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2018

28 Vannah Avenue

To residents and property owners: 

Tom Greer has submitted a Level III application for the construction of a new building with seven (7) residential units and one (1) commercial unit at 28 Vannah Avenue. The existing 1 story building will be repla...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2018

285 Danforth Street

To residents and property owners: 

Denis Lafreniere, on behalf of St. Louis Church, has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application to expand the parking lot by adding 9 spaces for a total of 17 on-site parking spaces at 285 Danforth Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2018

86 Newbury Street

To residents and property owners:  

86 Newbury Street LLC., has submitted a Level III application for the redevelopment of Shipyard Brewery at 86 Newbury Street. The roughly 2 acre site is bounded by Newbury, Mountfort, Fore and Hancock Street. Th...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2018

100 Sewall Street

To residents and property owners:  Langdon Street Real Estate has submitted applications for a Level III Site Plan and a Site Location of Development Act review to expand the surface parking lot at 100 Sewall Street.  The proposed 8.8 ac...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2018

37 Hingham Street

To residents and property owners: John McGovern, Jr. has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application to build Hingham Street to meet city standards in the vicinity of 37 Hingham Street.  The street would be improved from its intersection wit...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2018

178 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners:  Maine Workforce Housing, LLC has submitted a Level III application for a 7-story building at 178 Kennebec Street. The proposed 46,669 sf building will include commercial and lobby space on the ground floor with ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2018

300 Allen Avenue

To residents and property owners:  Peter Bouchard, representing Estelle Estates, LLC has submitted a Level III application for a mixed use project at 280-300 Allen Avenue. The proposal includes a 2,400 sq ft office building fronting on Allen Aven...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 21, 2018

82 Hanover Street

To residents and property owners:  Tom Watson & Co. LLC, has submitted a Level III site plan application for the redevelopment of the Department of Public Works auto service/office building into a mixed-use building at 82 Hanover Street. &...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 21, 2018

12 Trefethen Avenue

To residents and property owners:  Trefethen & Evergreen Improvement Association has submitted a Level II site plan application for shoreline stabilization work at 12 Trefethen Avenue, Peaks Island.  The proposal includes stabilizing...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 21, 2018

2 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: Ten Pin LLC has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application to create a 4 vehicle parking area and construct a retaining wall at 2 Island Avenue.  The site is within Island Business zone and is subject to re...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 21, 2018

212 Canco Road

To residents and property owners:  Portland's Public Building Division has submitted a Level II site plan application for the change of use of the building at 212 Canco Road.   The total floor area of the building is 81,311 SF and 18,972...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2018

460 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners:  The Maine Department of Transportation has submitted a Level II Site Plan application for the removal of a storage shed and the infill of the International Mrine Terminal wharf at 460 Commercial Street. &nbs...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2018

415 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: Sam Reiche, representing 415 CA, LLC., has submitted a Level III application for the conversion of the existing building at 415 Cumberland Avenue into seven (7) residential units and two (2) commercial units.  Th...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Bedford and Belmeade Streets

To residents and property owners:  Portland's Department of Public Works has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration application for the site work proposed within the shoreland zone at Bedford and Belmeade Streets. This is part of the Bedford Street...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 16, 2015

1342 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan and Conditional Use Application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. The applicant is proposing a neighborhood center at 1342 C...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 9, 2015

Pamela Road and Alice Street

This notice is to inform you of work recently begun on the extension of Pamela Road. This work is being completed pursuant to an approved site plan, and will extend Pamela Road to Alice Street in accordance with the subdivision plat for Crestview Acres, ...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 1, 2015

Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The applicant is proposing the construction of a new structure approximately 640 sq. ft. to be used as a co...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2015

714 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by the University of New England for an administrative review of the exterior site changes related to the renovations of Alum...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2015

138 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 3: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Bo Po, LLC. The applicant is proposing a 16,000 sq. ft. addition to Bayside Bowl at 138 Kennebec Styreet. The 2 story buildin...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 19, 2015

356 State Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by City of Portland, Department of Public Services for the pond's ravine area at Deering Oaks Park. The application is to in...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2015

60 Sullivan Street

To residents and property owners: John Woodhead has submitted a Level II site plan for slope stabilization of an eroding steep bank at 60 Sullivan Street. The slope stabilization proposal includes installing rip rap, turf reinforcement mat, and vegeta...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2015

197 Eastern Promenade

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Alteration application for the community garden 197 Eastern Promenade. The application is for the access to and site regrading to create a community garden space behind the tennis courts in the Eastern P...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2015

802 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: OBO Hawthorn Development LLC and Lenity Architecture have submitted an application for a zoning map amendment at 802 Ocean Avenue with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone. The applicant is seeking ...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2015

667 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: Redfern Properties LLC, on behalf of MSD Properties LLC, has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment at 667 Congress Street. The site is currently zoned Downtown Business B-3 along Congress Street and th...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2015

195 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: Northland Enterprises, LLC has submitted a Level II site plan application for the redevelopment of 195 Kennebec Street, the former Century Tire Site, for a mixed-use project with retail and restaurant uses in the B-7 zone...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2015

425 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: Cow Plaza LLC has submitted a Level I: Site Alteration Application for the reconstruction of the existing plaza at 425 Fore Street. The proposal is to re-pave the plaza with brick or granite pavers, adjust the grades of ...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2015

605 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: On behalf of the Sister of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community, Inc. Sea Coast at Baxter Woods Associates, LLC. has submitted an application seeking a zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying z...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2015

1 Thompsons Point

To residents and property owners: A Level 2: Site Plan application was submitted to the City of Portland Planning Division by Forefront Partners. The application is for the regrading and installation of grass turf around the existing Depot building alon...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Motley Street

To residents and property owners: A Level 1: Site Plan application was submitted by Skyline Real Estate Services, Inc. for the extension of Motley Street. The applicant is seeking to improve approximately 90 feet of Motley Street to City of Portland sta...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 2, 2015

78 McKinley Court (Great Diamond Island)

An Application has been received requesting an amendment to the 1985 Conditional Rezoning Agreement relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island.

The amendment is requested by Portland's Director of Public Services in order to remove the open spac...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2015

89 Anderson Street

To residents and property owners: A Level III Site Plan for a mixed use project was received for the property located at 89 Anderson Street. The applicant is Redfern Bayside, LLC. The proposed building includes ground floor commercial for 2 or 3 busine...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2014

1945 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: A zoning map amendment application was submitted by Northland Enterprises to rezone the property located at 1945 Congress Street from Residential R-2 to Office Park OP. The applicant is seeking the zone change in order ...Read on...

New Development Review Project Notices

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2018

City Celebrates Welcoming Week

welcoming week

For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.  Welcoming Week demonstrates that i...

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Office of Economic Opportunity
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

news alert

An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Office of Economic Opportunity
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... Office of Economic Opportunity
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 Office of Economic Opportunity

News Flash

Parking

6 Stories
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

PARKING ALERT

The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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Parking
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

news alert

After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Additional Info... Parking
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Additional Info... Parking
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier - Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

Passport Parking app

Parking in Portland just got easier!

Portland, say hello to the most convenient way to pay for parking – the PassportParking® app! What are the benefits of using PassportParking?

  • Pay on the go:
    • Pay quickly and securely with your phone.
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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parking
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 Parking

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2019

HEAR HERE! Inaugural Concert @ Merrill Auditorium

Hear Here! Concert at Merrill Auditorium, Sunday, Feb 17th @4pm

HEAR, HERE! is an inaugural variety show -- in association with concert sponsors Knack Factory, Coffee by Design, The Press Hotel, Bayside Bowl, and State Theatre -- featuring extraordinary local talent who are busting out on the national scene and/or on ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Ice Skating Season is Here!

Map of ice skating rinks in Portland, Maine 04101

Ice Skating Season Is Here! The cold nights and days have meant that our local ponds and outdoor skating rinks are freezing up and plenty of folks have been out enjoying them. Get your skates sharpened and head out to our maintained skating ponds...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Public Assembly Facilities Commercial on WSCH6

Merrill Auditorium, Lyle Lovett photographer, Portland, Maine

Check out this commercial starring our very own Andy Downs, Director of Public Assembly Facilities. This ad, promoting our Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo, Ocean Gateway, City Hall and Hadlock Field, will be shown soon in multiple spots on WSCH...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard May 6th–Sept 23rd

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard began Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreational ac...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Underway

2018 Cruise Ship Season

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland saw two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer mont...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Riverside Golf Course Named #3 in Maine

Riverside Golf Course, City of Portland, Maine

Thanks to our great community and visitors for helping Riverside Golf Course achieve #3 in the state for Golf Advisor's Best of 2018! We can't thank you enough for your continued support and look forward to making 2019 even better.

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

NEW Interactive Map of Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Interactive Map Portland, Maine 04103

We are excited to offer a new interactive map of Evergreen Cemetery. This interactive map will allow you to search for loved ones and the many famous burials at Evergreen Cemetery. Searching can be done by name, age and other parameters. Click here to acc...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Join Us for Park & Play This Summer At a Park Near You!

portland parks and play

Join the Portland Parks & Recreation “Play Specialists” as they visit a park near you! They’ll have fun stuff with which to play and they’ll also have fun stuff to do. 

It’s free and open to the public – just stop on by and join in the fun! Lo...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Cousins Memorial Restoration

cousins memorial

We are excited to get started on a project to restore the Jacob Cousins Memorial on the Eastern Prom. Jacob Cousins Memorial was originally installed in 1935 to honor the patriotism and sacrifices of Jewish Americans during times of conflict. 

The...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

sundaysonblvdCP

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

First Annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Coming May 7, 2018

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The City of Portland announces the 1st annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection will occur for two weeks only from May 7th through May 18th, 2018.

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable...

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Curbside Leaf Collection Parks and Rec 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-minute walk” parks adv...

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Portland's Parks Department Parks and Rec 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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Parks and Rec News
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 and Rec News

News Flash

Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Additional Info... Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

sundaysonblvdCP

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Wins Record Judgment Against Non-Responsive Landlord

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland received a decision from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upholding a record favorable judgment today against a non-responsive landlord in City of Portland v. Sulan Chau. The Law Court upheld the lower court ruling that imposed penalt...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: August 12, 2018

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

ask the plan reviewer

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... Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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Permitting & Inspections
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 Permitting & Inspections

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

CDBG Allocation Committee Scores Now Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their 2019-20 funding recommendations and are now available. The Committee's recommendation letter will be posted March 1st. The letter will provide an overview about their recommendations and review process thi...

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Additional Info... Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: November 2, 2018

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

woodfords corner public art

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

home funds CP

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

ask the plan reviewer

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

news alert

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

TREAD temporary art

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

news alert

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

news alert

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: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

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 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: 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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

2-26-19 PB Meeting

10 HAMMOND STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by The Preserve at South Ridge, LLC., on a proposal for a 3-story building with 16 residential units consisting of 6 one bedroom, 7 two-...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 31, 2019

2-12-19 PB Meeting

1 CENTER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop on the redevelopment of an existing parking lot into a six story, 135 room hotel with a ground floor area of 22,758 sf and total square footage of 112,046 sf...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2019

1-22-19 PB Meeting

56 MILLIKEN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold an evening workshop to consider a proposed 72,000 sf warehouse at 56 Milliken Street. The warehouse is proposed adjacent to an existing 200,035 sf warehouse, which w...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 28, 2018

1-8-19 (Update - the meeting is being held on Tuesday, 1-8-19 and not 1-9-19 as originally e-mailed)

100 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the redevelopment of 100 Fore Street. A portion of the existing building will be demolished and the remaining 9,100 sf will be renovated for a fitne...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 30, 2018

12-11-18 PB Meeting

250 CANCO ROAD

To Residents and Properties Owners: The Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider an application to rezone approximately 78,000 square feet of land from the C-50 contract zone (with an underlying zone of I-L low impact industrial...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 15, 2018

11-27-18 PB Meeting

11 POMEROY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan for conditional use review for a place of religious assembly to serve over 15 people within the existing single family house. There are no change...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Planning Board Packet 11-13-2018

Please visit the following link to view the Planning Board materials for the November 13th meeting: https://www.portlandmaine.gov/129/Agendas-Minutes

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 15, 2018

10-23-18 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center (MMC) who has submitted a Level III site plan application for a new hospital building on Congress Street. This ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2018

11-13-18 PB Meeting

22 BRAMHALL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed building expansion and new entrance off Congress Street. This is the third phase of the expansion as contained in MMC's Institution...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2018

10-9-18 PB Meeting

90 JOHNSON ROAD

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Transport Leasing Corp. for the redevelopment and expansion of the existing office/warehouse building. Two stories will be added to the...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 13, 2018

9-25-18 PB Meeting

400 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Canal Landing, LLC. on the development of Phase IV (Building E) at Canal Landing. The proposal is for an 80x150 (12,000 sf) ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2018

9-11-18 PB Meeting

56 HAMPSHIRE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal for the development of 30 residential condominium units with one retail space. Parking for 62 vehicles is also proposed. The...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 3, 2018

8-14-18 PB Meeting

300 ALLEN AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a second workshop focused on the site and building design for a mixed-use project which includes a 2,400 sq ft office building fronting on Allen Avenue. The project in...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 12, 2018

7-24-18 PB Meeting

86 NEWBURY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for the redevelopment of Shipyard Brewery at 86 Newbury Street. which is bounded by Newbury, Mountfort, Fore and Hancock Streets. Th...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2018

7-17-18 PB Meeting

100 SEWALL STREET (THOMPSON'S POINT CONNECTOR)

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for a parking garage at 222 St. John Street.  The 812,797 sq. ft...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 28, 2018

7-10-18 PB Meeting

222 ST. JOHN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for a parking garage at 222 St. John Street. The 812,797 sq. ft. garage is proposed to include 2,400 parking s...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2018

6-12-18 PB Meeting

86 NEWBURY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by 86 Newbury Street LLC., on a proposal for the redevelopment of Shipyard brewery. The site is bounded by Newbury, Mountfort, Fore and ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2018

5-8-18 PB Meeting

178 KENNEBEC STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Worforce Housing on a proposal for the development of forty-sixunits of senior housing. All of the dwelling units will be one...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2018

4-17-18 PB Meeting

184 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop for a conditional rezoning request for a mixed-use redevelopment of the parcel, which is within the Non-Marine Use Overlay Zone (NMUOZ) of th...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2018

4-24-18 PB Meeting

977 BRIGHTON AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for the development of forty units of senior housing.  All of the dwelling units will be one-bedroom apartments...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2018

4-10-18 PB Meeting

R-6 Zoning Text Amendments; Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District

The Planning Board will hold a workshop on proposed zoning map and text amendments pertaining to a Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District to serve as permane...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 16, 2018

3-27-18 PB Meeting

1006 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal submitted by Richard Packer for a zoning map amendment to rezone 1006 Congress Street from the Industrial I-L to the Co...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 2, 2018

3-13-18 PB Meeting

THOMPSON'S POINT

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for a five-story, 148 room, full service hotel with a building footprint of 19,000 sq. ft. and total floor area of 90,000 s...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2015

8-4-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold the following meetings on a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26, 375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,495 sq. ft. The bedroom...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2015

7-14-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26,375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,4...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2015

6-23-15 PB Meeting

HOUSING INCENTIVES

The Board will consider the following Land Use Code text amendments: 1) Division 30 (Affordable Housing) to increase the density bonus for providing affordable units and to add a section requiring inclusion of workforce housing units...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2015

6-9-15 PB Meeting

India Street HP Designation and India Street Form Based Code

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop regarding the following:
i. India Street Historic District Designation (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - The Board wi...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 17, 2015

4-28-15 PB Meeting

802 OCEAN AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by OBO Hawthorn Development, LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment with accompanying text amendments to the Residential R-5A zone...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 2, 2015

4-14-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, now revised to R-5A, with accompanying zoning text amendments, for 605 Stevens Avenue. ...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2015

3-30-15 PB Meeting

INDIA STREET FORM-BASED CODE ZONING

Monday, March 30
Site Walk, 5:00 pm Meet in front of City Hall

Workshop, 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall Public comment will be taken.

The Board will hold a Work...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 13, 2015

3-24-15 PB Meeting

78 MCKINLEY COURT (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to the 1985 Conditional Zoning Agreement (CZA) relating to Fort McKinley on Great Diamon...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 27, 2015

3-10-15 PB Meeting

605 STEVENS AVENUE
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Seacoast At Baxter Wood Associates LLC. for a proposed zoning map amendment to the R-6A zone, with accompanying zoning text amend...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 18, 2015

3-3-15 PB Meeting

SOMERSET STREET (Midtown Project)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bound...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 13, 2015

2-24-15 PB Meeting

CLEEVE STREET (GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Diamond Island Association for the discontinuance of a portion of Cleeves Street that is located between Diamon...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 29, 2015

2/10/15 PB Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to rezone the Waterfront Special Use Zone (WSUZ) which includes the property at 58 Fore Street (known as the Portland...Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2015

2-03-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the Agenda)

The Portland Planning Board will consider the final plan application for the "midtown" project, which is located in the B-7 zone. The 3.5 acres site is bounded by Somerset Street, Elm Street, the Bayside Trail and the extension of Pearl Street....Read on...

Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-13-15 PB Meeting (The Midtown Project is the only item on the agenda)

SOMERSET STREET
Midtown Project; Level III Subdivision and Site Plan, Conditional Use, Site Location of Development, and Traffic Movement Permit; Somerset Street; Federated Companies, Applicant. The Board will consider the final plan application for th...Read on...

Additional Info... Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 8, 2015

1-20-15 PB Meeting

1945 CONGRESS STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a zoning map amendment application by Northland Enterprises who are seeking the zone change in order to renovate the Elks buildings for u...Read on...

Additional Info... Planning Board Notices

News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Planning Application Fee Changes

Beginning July 1, 2018 Planning Application fees will change.  The new application fee will incorporate a portion of staff time and the receipt of application notice sent to abutters which currently is invoiced to the applicant.  See ord...

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Planning Updates
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" will be ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Portland Police Launch Community Survey

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The Police Department wants to know how you feel about crime and overall safety in the city. To help in this effort, the Department is launching an online survey of Portland residents and businesses. Developed in conjunction with the University of New Eng...

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Police
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Manager Announces Plans for Police Chief Search

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City Manager Jon Jennings today announced that the City will be conducting a national search for its next Police Chief.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit applications to the city beginning next month and following a review of submissions, selec...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Portland Police Host 11th Annual Shop with a Cop

The Portland Police Department along with the Police Benevolent Association, Superior Officer Association, Target, Red Claws, Subway and the Portland Pie Company will sponsor twenty children for the annual Shop with a Cop event on Friday, November 30, 201...

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Police
Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Portland PD Teams Up to Remove 11 Unwanted Vehicles from Peaks Island

On April 30, 2018, 11 unwanted vehicles were removed from Peaks Island. John Kamp of Kamp Masonry Landscaping, Lionel Plante Associates, and Peaks Island Police Officer Dan Rose collaborated to remove these vehicles using the LPA Barge. This is the third ...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Police
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Police
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Police

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

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The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

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Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Public Health's Minority Health Program Releases 2018 Minority Health Assessment Report

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Minority Health Assessment Report.  The assessment was administered through a survey (orally translated) to participants sele...

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2018 Minority Health Report & Summary Public Health
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

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Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

During her tim...

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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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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: 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...

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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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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Park Ave Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect

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The City of Portland would like to remind residents that the overnight parking restrictions along Park Avenue for street maintenance have returned now that construction of the bike lane is complete. Signs have been re-installed and Parking Control Officer...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

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Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project.

As a reminder this project is in the process of providing sewer sep...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Mackworth Ocean Walton CSO Separation Project

Map of 2018-12-11 Mackworth Neighborhood Mtg Notice-Final

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the Mackworth Ocean Walton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Separation Project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the pro...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Powsland/Mitton Street Sewer and Water Replacement- Powsland Street Curb/Parking

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the activities regarding the above referenced project. The project involved the installation of new sewer & water mains, and the reconstruction of the roadway(s). As required, the roadway was ...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Update on Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane Project

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The Park Avenue bike lane bollards will be removed on Thursday, November 15 in anticipation for snow storm activity. The bollards will remain out for the entire winter, however, the bike lane will still be in effect. Cars should continue parking in the pa...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Sewer Right-of-Way Survey Work

Beginning on December 1st Surveyors from SGC will be working on staking out the existing Presumpscot North Main Interceptor right of way between Milliken Avenue and Beverly Street, extending from Riverside Industrial Parkway to the railroad tracks east of...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

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The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Silver Bullet Recycling Containers Moving from Angelo's Acre by October 31

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The City’s Public Works Department will be removing the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Commercial Street in the Angelo’s Acre lot (441 Commercial Street) by October 31, 2018.

 

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Public Works
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project Gets Underway

Under Construction

Over the next three weeks, the City of Portland’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin the installation of the Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane & Streetscape Project. This work is largely weather-dependent, but the goal is to complete the projec...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

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The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA requiremen...

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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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Posted on: August 18, 2017

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

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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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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Spectrum, City Promote Digital Literacy with Coding for Change Event on Thursday, November 29

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More than two dozen low-income families and teens will learn valuable digital-literacy skills to help them succeed in today’s digital economy during a Coding for Change event on Thursday, Nov. 29, presented by Spectrum, the City of Portland, the Portland ...

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Smart Cities
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Portland Hosts Autonomous Vehicle Public Forum - Join Us September 27 at 5 PM

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The City of Portland will host a public forum on Thursday, September 27, 2018 to discuss its pilot project with INRIX, and hear from experts about the deployment of Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) shuttles on public roads. The forum will be held from 5:00 ...

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Smart Cities
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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Smart Cities
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Smart City Projects Come Online in Portland

The City of Portland is making great progress with its new LED streetlight project and the implementation of several ‘smart city’ projects that utilize innovation and technology to streamline and enhance city services. 

In Janu...

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Smart Cities
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 Smart Cities
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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

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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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Smart Cities
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier - Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

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Parking in Portland just got easier!

Portland, say hello to the most convenient way to pay for parking – the PassportParking® app! What are the benefits of using PassportParking?

  • Pay on the go:
    • Pay quickly and securely with your phone.
    • Forget refilli...
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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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Additional Info... Snow Bans

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. Parritt will continue to assist the City on a p...

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Social Services
Posted on: August 17, 2018

City to Host September 8 Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland would like to make the public aware that it is hosting a community forum on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus to discuss the proposed homeless serv...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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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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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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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

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The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Sustainability Office
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

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On Saturday, April 21, as part of the Green Neighbor Family Fest at Deering High School, City officials and representatives from Recycling Partnership, L.L. Bean, Sappi North America, and Catalyst will unveil new public space recycling containers. These u...

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Sustainability 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 Sustainability 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... Sustainability Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

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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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Sustainability Office
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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

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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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Sustainability Office

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

June 14 Public Meeting for Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project

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On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the City's Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting for the Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at King Middle School at 92 Deering Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.&nb...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: September 19, 2017

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

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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

News Flash

Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Additional Info... Trash & Recycling
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Silver Bullet Recycling Containers Moving from Angelo's Acre by October 31

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The City’s Public Works Department will be removing the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Commercial Street in the Angelo’s Acre lot (441 Commercial Street) by October 31, 2018.

 

There will ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Seeking Volunteers willing to shovel snow for the elderly

The Office of Elder Affairs/Age-Friendly Portland is seeking volunteers willing to shovel snow for frail, elderly Portland residents this winter. Here's how it works: 

  • Volunteers are asked to shovel walkways, steps, and in some cases the ...
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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Water Resources
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

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Construction Update for Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project.

As a reminder this project is in the process of providing sewer sep...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Mackworth Ocean Walton CSO Separation Project

Map of 2018-12-11 Mackworth Neighborhood Mtg Notice-Final

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the Mackworth Ocean Walton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Separation Project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the pro...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Sewer Right-of-Way Survey Work

Beginning on December 1st Surveyors from SGC will be working on staking out the existing Presumpscot North Main Interceptor right of way between Milliken Avenue and Beverly Street, extending from Riverside Industrial Parkway to the railroad tracks east of...

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Water Resources
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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Water Resources
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. The sanitary sewage will continue ...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

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The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA requiremen...

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Water Resources

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-4-15 ZBA Meeting

7 CUSHMAN STREET - PRACTICAL DIFFICULTY VARIANCE APPEAL

Jodie Lapchick & Mark Barnette, owners, Tax Map 056, Block B, Lot 020, R-6 Residential Zone: The applicants would like to extend their existing deck four feet, three inches by ten feet and enc...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

5-7-15 ZBA Meeting

14 ORKNEY STREET

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor in room 209 at Portland City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine to hear the following appeal.

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