Munjoy Hill Historic District Analysis

Munjoy Hill Historic District and Indiv. Landmarks

STATUS OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT PROPOSAL

On August 11, 2020, the Planning Board voted 4-3 to recommend to the City Council designation of the Munjoy Hill Historic District as proposed by the Historic Preservation Board and as shown on the map below. The Planning Board's recommendation was based on the majority's finding that a) the proposed district meets the designation criteria set forth in the historic preservation ordinance; and b) designation of a Munjoy Hill Historic District is not inconsistent with other aspects of the City's comprehensive plan (Portland's Plan 2030).

The next step in the review process is for the recommendations of both the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Board to be forwarded to the City Council for final consideration.  The Council has the final authority to designate historic districts.  The Council will also be taking up the Historic Preservation Board's recommendation to individually designate 6 historic structures that are located outside the boundaries of the proposed district.  A date for Council deliberations has not yet been set, but will be posted on this website once scheduled.  Owners of properties within the proposed district will also receive notification of the meeting.

Written comments should be submitted to planningboard@portlandmaine.gov.  If you have any questions, please contact Deb Andrews, Historic Preservation Program Manager by phone at (207) 874-8726 or dga@portlandmaine.gov.

Please be advised that all protections of the historic preservation ordinance are now in effect within the proposed historic district until such time the City Council makes a final decision on the recommended designation.  In other words, historic preservation review is required for any proposed alteration, addition, demolition and/or new construction within the proposed district boundaries or affecting the individual structures recommended for landmark designation.

More information about this initiative is available through the following links:

8-11-2020 Planning Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Recording of Board Meeting via Zoom

3-10-2020 Planning Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Case Studies of Approved Residential Development Projects within Historic Districts

2-11-2020 Planning Board Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Power Point Presentation to the Board

12-10-19 Planning Board Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Power Point Presentation to the Board

11-20-19 Historic Preservation Board Public Hearing on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

11-6-19 Historic Preservation Board 4th Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Additional Public Comment - Travis Agaman

Additional Public Comment - Lauren Ashwell

Revised Property Classifications Per Recommendation of Historic Preservation Board as of   10-2-19

Draft Munjoy Hill Properties with Classification Changes Map 

Revised Munjoy Hill Property Classifications Map

10-2-19 Historic Preservation Board 3rd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Public Comments

9-4-19 Historic Preservation Board 2nd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

8-28-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill, continuation

7-31-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill

7-18-19 Notification of District Nomination

Notice

7-10-19 Historic Preservation Board’s 1st Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Map of Potential Munjoy Hill Historic District

6-13-19 Neighborhood Informational Meeting:  "What does it mean to own property in a Historic District?"

Meeting Notice

4-30-19 Neighborhood Meeting Introducing Historic District Proposal

Map of Potential Munjoy Hill Historic District

Munjoy Hill Development & Context Statement

Building Inventory

Public Comment (received to date)

Public Comment