Munjoy Hill Historic District Analysis

STATUS OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT PROPOSAL

On November 20th, the Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to recommend to the Planning Board and City Council the designation of a Munjoy Hill Historic District as shown on the map shown below.  The Board also recommended individual landmark designation for the following structures outside the district boundary:  103 Congress, 7 Lafayette, 12 Montreal, 51 Monument, 21 Sheridan and 28 Waterville.  Under the provisions of Portland’s historic preservation ordinance, all protections of the ordinance are now in effect 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.

The next step in the review process is for the Planning Board to review the HP Board’s recommendation and forward its own recommendation to the Council.  A preliminary Planning Board workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 4:30 in Room 24 of City Hall.  (The workshop is the third item on the 4:30 agenda.) A formal public hearing will follow on a date to be determined.

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.

Munjoy Hill proposal as of Nov 6, 2019

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

November 6, 2019 Historic Preservation Board 4th Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Additional Public Comment - Travis Agaman

Additional Public Comment - Lauren Ashwell

October 2, 2019 Historic Preservation Board 3rd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Public Comments

September 4, 2019 Historic Preservation Board 2nd Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

August 28, 2019 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill, continuation

July 31, 2019 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill

July 18, 2019 Notification of District Nomination

Notice

July 10, 2019 Historic Preservation Board's 1st Workshop on Proposed Historic Preservation Designation

Staff Report and Attachments

Map of Potential Munjoy Hill Historic District

June 13, 2019 Neighborhood Informational Meeting:  "What does it mean to own property in a Historic District?"

Meeting Notice

April 30, 2019 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