Planning & Urban Development Department 

"The Department of Planning & Urban Development's mission is to strengthen and revitalize the City of Portland's neighborhoods and communities and to preserve and positively transform our physical, social and economic environment, while protecting the health, safety and welfare of our residents and visitors. In doing so, we will work collaboratively toward comprehensive and sustainable solutions, streamline systems and processes to be efficient and responsive, and engage the public through open communication and ready access to information.”
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Dealaman, James Administrative Officer 207-874-8721
Levine, Jeff Planning & Urban Development Director 207-874-8720
Kelly, Desiree Principal Administrative Officer 207-874-8720

Historic Preservation Program 

389 Congress Street
4th Floor
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8719

207-756-8258


The success of this important program depends on the support and cooperation of the owners of Portland’s historic properties. Before you undertake a project that will affect the exterior of your building or its surrounding lot, please read the information included on this website and call historic preservation staff in the Planning and Development Department to discuss your plans. They are prepared to assist you in finding practical and affordable solutions that meet both your needs and the ordinance requirements.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Andrews, Deb Historic Preservation Program Manager 207-874-8726
Wiener, Robert Preservation Compliance Coordinator 207-756-8023

Housing and Community Development Division 

389 Congress St.
Room 312
Portland, ME 04101

207-756-8246

207-874-8949


The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) manages and administers Community Development and Housing Programs with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HCD is responsible for planning and expending funds received under three HUD programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG). HUD funds are utilized to benefit low and moderate-income Portland residents and city neighborhoods where a majority of the residents earn low and moderate incomes. HCD supports a wide variety of projects and programs including social and neighborhood services, public facilities and infrastructure in eligible neighborhoods and housing rehabilitation and housing development. The Division works in partnership with residents, non-profit agencies and City departments to benefit low and moderate-income residents and improve the neighborhoods in which they live.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Styles, Kristin HCD Program Manager 207-874-8731
Norod, Tyler Housing Planner 207-482-5028
Davis, Mary Division Director 207-874-8711
Hennessy, Colleen Lead Base Paint Program Manager 207-874-8983
Jones, Ronda Loan Officer 207-874-8698
McGowan, J.R. Rehabilitation Specialist 207-756-8089

Planning Division 

389 Congress St.
4th Floor
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8719

207-756-8258


We plan Portland's future by building upon the City's distinct historic, cultural and natural assets to achieve a livable and sustainable built and natural environment, exemplified by dignified and engaging public spaces, a strong sense of community, and a diversity of healthy neighborhoods and business districts comprising a vibrant urban center.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Barhydt, Barbara Development Review Manager 207-874-8699
Cameron, Caitlin Urban Designer 207-874-8901
DiPierro, Philip Development Review Coordinator/Site Inspector 207-874-8632
Donaldson, Helen Senior Planner 207-874-8723
Fraser, Jean Planner 207-874-8728
Grimando, Christine Senior Planner 207-874-8608
Grooms, Matthew Planner 207-874-8725
Munson, Jennifer Office Manager 207-874-8719
O'Brien, Tuck City Planning Director 207-874-8724
Wiar, Shukria Planner 207-756-8083

Transportation Division 

389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8833


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Hyman, Bruce Transportation Program Manager 207-874-8717