Midtown Plans for Bayside Available Online
Plans and Other Materials Related to Development Proposal in Bayside Available
Draft Vision Statement
Congress Square is an urban open space that, as the gateway and primary destination for the Arts District, contributes a unique experience within the series of Congress Street squares.
Congress Square Public Visioning Meetings
Two public meeting options are available to members of the community to brainstorm and express ideas about Congress Square’s future uses and activities. The City needs help from the community as placemaking partners in crafting a shared vision for this public open space. The goal of this process is to create a shared vision for Congress Square as an urban open space to better inform the redesign process. The public meetings will focus on activities and uses that might happen throughout the spaces within the square. Meeting format on both dates will be identical, please select one of the two meetings to attend.
Congress Square Visioning Survey
Tell us what goes into your vision for Congress Square by filling out the online survey
. The City of Portland is launching a visioning process for the redesign of Congress Square (which includes the intersection and surrounding public spaces). The goal of this process is to create a shared vision for Congress Square as an urban open space. We are collecting your thoughts and aspirations – go to www.neighborland.com/congresssq
or Twitter #CongressSquare to submit your ideas.
Summer Planning Newsletter Available
Read about efforts to address hoarding, fair housing, and current development proposals
National Community Development Week in Portland April 1-5
Next week the City of Portland will be celebrating the wide range of positive contributions made by the Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs. Please join us!
Pre-Application Office Hours
On February 28, 2013 the City of Portland’s Planning and Urban Development Department announced a new service, Pre-Application Office Hours.
Latest Planning Newsletter Available
The Winter 2013 edition of "Under the Clock Tower," the Planning & Urban Development Department newsletter, is now available on the Department's web site.
If you are a disabled patron wishing to access the Inspections Division
during regular business hours please use the intercom system on the 3rd
floor before the stairs and staff will assist you. You may also call ahead
at 874-8703 to request a meeting in a room that is handicapped accessible.
The Planning and Development Department promotes and plans for the future vitality, livability and prosperity of this remarkable City and all its people.
The Planning and Urban Development Department’s work involves overseeing
and directing all planning and urban development activities including:
- Long Range (Comprehensive) Planning;
- Regulation and enforcement of the City’s Zoning, Site Plan
Subdivision and Historic Preservation Ordinances and maintenance and
update of such ordinances;
- Review of building plans for compliance with state and local
building codes, issuance of Building Permits, and inspection of
construction and issuance of certificates of occupancy;
- Administration of City housing assistance programs;
- Administration of federal application process for community
development and redevelopment assistance.
The economy in the Greater Portland region is strong. Downtown Portland, long a measure of the economic health of the region, is thriving. The continuing surge in the regional economy challenges our ability to manage growth. Business, neighborhoods, educational institutions and government all must work together to maximize the benefits of economic development for our quality of life.
Portland is Maine’s largest economic center and its
largest residential community. We will continue to work together to maintain
that perfect balance, while positioning our city to compete globally in a