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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 20, 2022

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT -I-295/Exit 7 Lane Closures Begin Thursday, May 19

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The final phase of closures of I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin Street) for the City’s Back Cove Sewer Separation Project will begin Thursday, May 19, 2022.  All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound, will experience single lane closures during the dayti...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Absentee Voting Information for June 14 Election

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In-person absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, May 17 in the State of Maine Room, 2nd floor, in City Hall. The public can access City Hall via the Myrtle Street or Congress Street entrances. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. T...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Portland City Council Recap May 16, 2022

Council News

During its May 16, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

(Please note that Councilor April Fournier, At-Large, was not in attendance.)

 APPOINTMENTS

  • Order 244-21/22 Appointing William Needelman a Class E Director o...
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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 13, 2022

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin Monday, May 16

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Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riverside Street and 425 Warren Avenue as part of final work associated with the Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement project...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Governor Mills Announces $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program

Newsflash 2022

Governor Janet Mills, U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree announced on Thursday, May 5 a $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at r...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its May 2, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

APPOINTMENTS & BUSINESS LICENSES

  • The Council unanimously approved 4 business licenses and approved the appointment of an Assistant Assessor. 

BUDGET ITEMS...

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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

City Announces Plan for Food Truck Pilot on Eastern Promenade

Newsflash 2022

Interim City Manager Danielle West announced the City’s plan for a food truck pilot on the Eastern Prom (in a communication that appears on the City Council’s May 2 agenda) after receiving a significant amount of public feedback. The F...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 29, 2022

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Parks Department Continues Treatment for Browntail Moth Infestation

Newsflash 2022

A winter survey of the trees within Deering Oaks Park, conducted with the help of Maine Forest Service, showed results that were improved from last year, but still concerning in the regards of potential Browntail Moth exposure and additional tree decline....

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

May 4 Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

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The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Wed...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. Please note that Mayor Snyder and Councilors Ali, Fournier, and Dion were not in attendance.

BUSINESS LICENSES & CONSENT ITEMS

The Council unanimously approved 19 busine...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Interim City Manager Presents FY23 Recommended Budget

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Facing significant increases in costs that are necessary to address including, but not limited to, General Assistance, inflation, debt service, County tax, and others that are outside of the City of Portland’s control, Interim City Manager Danie...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 22, 2022

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AAA

Newsflash 2022

The City received exceptional news from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") over the weekend.  The S&P raised its credit rating on all of Portland, Maine's general obligation debt up to 'AAA&a...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

City to Expand Free Community Composting Opportunities

Newsflash 2022

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Portland is happy to announce plans to expand the City's free composting program, adding three more Portland neighborhoods to the program. 

Additionally, the City recently released a Request for Proposals (R...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Congress Square Redesign Initial Construction Starting April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, Gordon Construction will begin the initial work of the major overhaul of Congress Square, at the intersection of Congress and High Street. This work will consist of moving materials on-site and deployment of construction ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 11, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved 13 business licenses. 

BUDGET ITEMS 

  • Order 199-21/22 Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 App...
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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 15, 2022

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Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is Monday, April 25, at 5:00 PM. Read a rec...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Brighton Avenue Road Work Resumes Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work on Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capisic Street as part of the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.  The contractor will be complet...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 8, 2022

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland joined today with its partners and community members to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC) located at 654 Riverside Street. The HSC will provide 208-beds in a modern facility that will transform the way in which th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 1, 2022

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 25, 2022

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Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is on Monday, April 11, at 5:00 PM. Read a ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City of Portland Updates Health and Safety Requirements

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities. Effective April 1, 2022, proof of vaccination or negative test is no longer required for events at indoor venues, including Merrill Auditorium, the...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Walton Street to be Converted to Temporary One-Way

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Starting on Monday, March 28, 2022, the City’s contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel will begin work on the Stevens Avenue Storm Drain Improvements project. This project will require the contractor to convert Walton Street into a one-way street between McCaul...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City to Break Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland will join with its partners and community members on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 AM at 654 Riverside Street to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC). The HSC will transform the way in which the City and its partners pr...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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City News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Recommendations for FY23 CDBG Allocations

Newsflash 2022

Interim City Manager Danielle West has released recommendations to the City Council for FY23 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding, with a final vote at the second heari...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Enhances Customer Service & Updates Public on Policies

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has enhanced customer service for those visiting City Hall to conduct services by having two greeters located at the Congress Street and Myrtle Street entrances. The greeter station is staffed when the b...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusiv...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

City Selects EVGo as Electric Vehicle Charging Network Provider

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland has selected EVGo as its partner to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure on City-owned property. As an industry leader, EVGo operates more than 800 EV fast charging stations in 34 states ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

  • Resolve 8-21/22 Expressing Solidarity with Ukraine and Denouncing Russian Acts of Aggression (Passed unanimously 8-0 with clerical amendment; Councilor Trevorrow ab...
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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Portland City Council Recap: February 28, 2022

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The City Council acted upon the following items at the February 28, 2022 meeting:

  • Order 143-21/22 Approving Collective Bargaining Agreement w/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 481-07 Supervisors (Passed un...
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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 25, 2022

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination Papers Available for June Special Municipal Election

News Update

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 18, 2022

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

February 7, 2022 Portland City Council Meeting Recap

Newsflash 2022

During its February 7, 2022 meeting, the Portland City Council unanimously passed an amendment banning the sale of flavored tobacco. The amendment bans the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products, including natural, synthetic, and menthol tobacco p...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Corporation Counsel Danielle West Nominated to Serve as Interim City Manager

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Mayor Kate Snyder and the City Council announced today they are nominating Portland’s Corporation Counsel, Danielle West, to serve as Interim City Manager once City Manager Jon Jennings departs on November 1, 2021. West’s nomination will be voted on durin...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

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Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

City of Portland Assessor’s Office Announces Slight Delay in Revaluation Notices

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The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Originally anticipated to be mailed the week of May 3...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

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Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to further detail the proce...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

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The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Ratin...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Absentee Voting Information for June 14 Election

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In-person absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, May 17 in the State of Maine Room, 2nd floor, in City Hall. The public can access City Hall via the Myrtle Street or Congress Street entrances. As of today, masks are required to be worn when visiting City ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June Special Municipal Election

News Update

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

Papers can be taken out in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please use t...

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City Clerk
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

News Update

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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City Clerk
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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City Clerk
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Unofficial Election Results for November 2, 2021

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Unofficial results for the November 2, 2021 election are now available. 

View unofficial municipal election results.

View ranked choice voting runoff results for At-Large Council race. (This race resulted in a tie. For info on how a winner will be ...

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City Clerk
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Election Day Information for November 2, 2021

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Election Day Information 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering when voting. 

Based on your residency, yo...

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City Clerk
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Voting Information for November 2, 2021 Election

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The City Clerk is reminding residents that in-person early absentee voting will end on October 28, 2021. The Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 PM on the 28th. To in-person absentee vote or request your absentee ballot, visit the Clifford Richards...

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City Clerk
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Deadline Extended - City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the Boards & Committees vacancies page or by calling 207-874-8677.&...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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City Clerk
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Voting Information for June 8 Municipal Election

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day for the Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look the same as they di...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

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Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The City is s...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Corporation Counsel Danielle West Nominated to Serve as Interim City Manager

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder and the City Council announced today they are nominating Portland’s Corporation Counsel, Danielle West, to serve as Interim City Manager once City Manager Jon Jennings departs on November 1, 2021. West’s nomination will be voted on durin...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Jennings Selects Anne McGuire to Serve as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Anne McGuire to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland. The City began a search process for the position earlier this spring following the resignation of the prior ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

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The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

NEWS ALERT

After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

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Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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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: May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its May 16, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

(Please note that Councilor April Fournier, At-Large, was not in attendance.)

 APPOINTMENTS

  • Order 244-21/22 Appointing William Needelman a Class E Director o...
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Council News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

 During its May 2, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

APPOINTMENTS & BUSINESS LICENSES

  • The Council unanimously approved 4 business licenses and approved the appointment of an Ass...

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Council News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

Please note that Mayor Snyder and Councilors Ali, Fournier, and Dion were not in attendance.

 

BUSINESS LICENSES & CONSENT ...

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Council News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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Portland City Council Recap - April 11, 2022

During its April 11, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved 13 business licenses. 

BUDGET ITEMS 

  • Order 199-21/22 Amending the Fi...

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Council News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

Read the March 21, 2022 Portland City Council meeting summary. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 5:00 PM. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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Council News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Council News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything!

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

  • Resolve 8-21/22 Expressing Solidarity with Ukraine and Denouncing Russian Acts of Aggression (Passed unanimously 8-0 with clerical amendment; Councilor Trevorrow ab...
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Council News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

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The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housing sectors.

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Council News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June Special Municipal Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

Papers can be taken out in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please use t...

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Council News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

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On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

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In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. EAC has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager.

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The City is s...

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Council News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees.

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Council News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

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Portland launches a new child care grant program with the help of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program, is to increase the number of child care slots available in the city.

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Council News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

City Providing Free Masks for Portland Small Businesses

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Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the public.

Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City of Portland is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the pub...

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Council News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Provides Memo Recapping November 2 Election & At-Large Council Race Recount

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The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount.

The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount. Given the circumstances surrounding the methods for determining the winner of the At-Larg...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Following Recount, Rodriguez Declared At-Large City Council Winner

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Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race.

Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race. The declaration of the final result came after both candidates and their teams completed the manual recount ...

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Council News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Jennings Selects Anne McGuire to Serve as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Anne McGuire to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland.

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Anne McGuire to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland. The City began a search process for the position earlier this spring following the resignation of the prior ...

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Council News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

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The City is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. City officials are recommending that everyone wear masks when inside regardless of vaccination status.

The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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Council News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

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The City is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through October 3, 2021.

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Council News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. Applications are due August 13, 2021.

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the Boards & Committees vacancies page or by calling 207-874-8677.&...

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Council News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23 at 4:30 PM

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Council News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on May 27 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Council News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

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The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Council News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City of Portland Assessor’s Office Announces Slight Delay in Revaluation Notices

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The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project.

The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Originally anticipated to be mailed the week of May 3...

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Council News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

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The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting.

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Council News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were recently passed by Portland voters. The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances, and all but one go into effect December 6.

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

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The City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the City legal team.

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

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At its Monday, October 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods.

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Council News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

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The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1.

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

Members of the public who wish to be considered by the Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee as one of the Council's appointees to the Charter Commission should apply by 12:00 PM on Monday, August 3.

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Council News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong.

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Council News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the City is sharing an overview of the affordable housing projects with almost 900 units that are currently in the pipeline and have support from the City Council.

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee.

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Council News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

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The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities.

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Council News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

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Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

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The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Ratin...

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Elder Services
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Covid-19 Update:

We are delighted to announce that both Adult Day Programs have recently reopened, after a 5-month closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing, we are limiting the number of clients that can be served each day. Strict sa...

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Elder Services
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Volunteers are needed in all Portland neighborhoods. 

Volunteers are asked to shovel the steps and a path from the front doo...

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Flyer Information Elder Services

News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Absentee Voting Information for June 14 Election

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In-person absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, May 17 in the State of Maine Room, 2nd floor, in City Hall. The public can access City Hall via the Myrtle Street or Congress Street entrances. As of today, masks are required to be worn when visiting City ...

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Election News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Unofficial Election Results for November 2, 2021

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Unofficial results for the November 2, 2021 election are now available. 

View unofficial municipal election results.

View ranked choice voting runoff results for At-Large Council race. (This race resulted in a tie. For info on how a winner will be ...

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Election News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Election Day Information for November 2, 2021

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Election Day Information 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering when voting. 

Based on your residency, yo...

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Election News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Election News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Official Elections Results for the June 8, 2021 Special Municipal Election

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The official election results for the June 8, 2021 Special Municipal Election are now available. 

Charter Commissioners

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The winners of the four At-Large Charter Commission seats following the ranked choice runoff are:

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Election News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Unofficial Elections Results for the June 8, 2021 Special Municipal Election

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The unofficial election results for the June 8, 2021 Special Municipal Election are now available. 

Charter Commissioners Election Results

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The winners of the four At-Large Charter Commission seats following the ranke...

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Election News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Voting Information for June 8 Municipal Election

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day for the Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look the same as they di...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AAA

Newsflash 2022

The City received exceptional news from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") over the weekend.  The S&P raised its credit rating on all of Portland, Maine's general obligation debt up to 'AAA' from 'AA+'.  This ...

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Finance
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

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The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Finance
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Finance
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

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The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Finance
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

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Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Portland Fire Responds to Fast Moving Fire

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On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 2:45 a.m, Portland Firefighters responded to 80 Sherwood Street for a reported large fire on the side of a building. Engine Company 11, responding from their Ocean Avenue firehouse, arrived at 2:51 a.m. and found heavy fi...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Recommendations for FY23 CDBG Allocations

Newsflash 2022

 Interim City Manager Danielle West has released recommendations to the City Council for FY23 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding, with a final vote ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

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The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Ratin...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 5-18-2022

32 THOMAS STREET   

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider preliminary review for proposed window replacement by Williston West, LLC, Applicant  The work...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Remote 5-4-2022 Historic Preservation Meeting

504 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE Public Hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness for Storefront Window Replacement, 504 CONGRESS STREET, Arcadia Gaming and Pizza P...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 4-20-2022

1227 WESTBROOK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE Public Hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness for building additions and site alterations; John Richardson and Claire Horn, App...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 4-6-2022

54 YORK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness for Comprehensive Exterior Rehabilitation at 54 York Street; 54 York LLC, Applicant. P...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Remote 3-16-2022 HP Meeting

482 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE Public Hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior alterations by Center Congress, LLC.  Public comments will b...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Remote 3-2-2022 Historic Preservation Meeting

1 BEAN POT CIRCLE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop on the nomination of the Burnham & Morrill Cannery Building at One Bean Pot Circle as an individually-designated Landmark. The buil...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 2-16-2022

102 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing for Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction at 102 STATE STREET (Winter Street Coverage); NewHeight Redfern LLC, Appl...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 2-2-2022

477-481  CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop for preliminary review of Comprehensive Exterior Rehabilitation, including Alterations and Additions; 477-481 CONGRESS...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Remote Historic Preservation Meeting 1-19-2022

404 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop for preliminary review by Portland Downtown, Applicant for Proposed Mural Installation at 404 Cumberland Avenue.  Public ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Remote 1-12-2022 HP Meeting

176 EASTERN PROMENADE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop for preliminary review of proposed dormer additions by applicant Kurt Lauenstein at 176 Eastern Promenade. Public comment will be ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 1, 2021

REMOTE 12-15-2021 HP Board Mtg.

28 SAINT LAWRENCE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Maggy Wolf, Applicant, for dormer modifications, rear ell replacement, si...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Remote 11-17-2021 HP Board Meeting

32 ATLANTIC STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a request by applicant Kestrel LLC for a certificate of appropriateness for New Infill Construction at 32 Atlantic ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Remote 11-03-2021 Historic Preservation Meeting

ONE CONGRESS SQUARE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a request by applicant Pacific & Southern Company Inc. to amend previously approved plans at One Congress Squa...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Remote 10-6-2021 HP Meeting

Due to the existence of an emergency or urgent issue, the Historic Preservation Board will conduct this meeting by remote methods/technology at the Zoom link provided on the agenda in accordance with the requirements of 1 M.R.S. section 403-B and the City...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Remote 9-15-2021 HP Board Meeting

34 WEST STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider preliminary review of proposed roof deck; 34 West Street; Maryanne Seredynski and Paul Arthur, Applicants.

The workshop is an o...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Remote 9-1-2021 Historic Preservation Meeting

143 STATE STREET (ST. LUKE'S CATHEDRAL)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider preliminary review by St. Luke's Cathedral of proposed site alterations, including ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Remote 8-11-2021 Historic Preservation Meeting

5 EASTERN PROMENADE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness for exterior and site alterations, dormer additions by Casco Chatauqua Development...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Remote 7-21-2021 HP Board Meeting

5 EASTERN PROMENADE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE preliminary review of proposed Exterior alterations, dormer additions; 5 EASTERN PROMENADE, Casco Chatauqua Development, Applicant.

The REMOTE...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Remote 7-7-2021 HP Board Meeting

60 GARRISON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Lucas Hathaway for an Accessory Dwelling Unit attached to existing building at 6...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Remote 6-23-2021 HP Meeting

132 BRACKET STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Portland Public Schools, for a building addition and site altercations at Reiche...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Remote 6-16-2021 HP Meeting

144 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness by Community Housing of Maine and Portland Housing Authority for New Senior Housing C...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Remote 6-2-2021 HP Meeting

116 CLARK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider Certificate of Appropriateness by Paul Lewandowski for Exterior Alterations at 116 Clark Street.  Public comm...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices

News Flash

Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination Papers Available Monday, February 7, June Special Municipal Election

News Update

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

Papers can be taken out in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please use t...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: December 17, 2021

City Releases Land Use Code Evaluation

ReCode Portland

The City of Portland has released a detailed review of the City’s land use code as part of ReCode Portland. The review and recommendations, contained within a Land Use Code Evaluation, are based on the goals and vision of the city’s comp...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

Newsflash 2022

At the January 3, 2022 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to implement a mask mandate ordinance for the city of Portland. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland as of Wednesday, January 5. Businesses t...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Voting Information for June 8 Municipal Election

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day for the Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look the same as they di...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Home - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: April 27, 2022

Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

News Update

The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Tue...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: April 21, 2022

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AAA

Newsflash 2022

The City received exceptional news from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") over the weekend.  The S&P raised its credit rating on all of Portland, Maine's general obligation debt up to 'AAA' from 'AA+'.  This ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Recommendations for FY23 CDBG Allocations

Newsflash 2022

 Interim City Manager Danielle West has released recommendations to the City Council for FY23 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding, with a final vote ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

portland news

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Housing & 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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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City of Portland Assessor’s Office Announces Slight Delay in Revaluation Notices

portland news

The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Originally anticipated to be mailed the week of May 3...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

NEWS ALERT

After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Mayor Snyder Joins Other City Leaders in Nonpartisan Coalition Fighting Childhood Hunger

Council News

Today, Mayor Kate Snyder joins more than 110 other mayors from 41 states and the District of Columbia in a nonpartisan coalition called the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, which taps the individual and collective leadership of mayors to take mean...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its May 16, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

(Please note that Councilor April Fournier, At-Large, was not in attendance.)

 APPOINTMENTS

  • Order 244-21/22 Appointing William Needelman a Class E Director o...
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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

 During its May 2, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

APPOINTMENTS & BUSINESS LICENSES

  • The Council unanimously approved 4 business licenses and approved the appointment of an Ass...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

Please note that Mayor Snyder and Councilors Ali, Fournier, and Dion were not in attendance.

 

BUSINESS LICENSES & CONSENT ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 11, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved 13 business licenses. 

BUDGET ITEMS 

  • Order 199-21/22 Amending the Fi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

  • Resolve 8-21/22 Expressing Solidarity with Ukraine and Denouncing Russian Acts of Aggression (Passed unanimously 8-0 with clerical amendment; Councilor Trevorrow ab...
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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The City is s...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Join Mayor Snyder on January 20, 2022 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, January 20 at 5:00 PM. 

There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

J...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

portland news

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Mayor Snyder to Give Remote State of the City Address on Monday, December 20

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder is set to give her State of the City Address on Monday, December 20 at 4:30 PM ahead of the City Council meeting at 5:00 PM.  

To access the meeting, visit the meeting agenda for the Zoom link.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2021

*New Date* Join Mayor Snyder on October 28 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Mayors Monthly Zoom Oct28

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

portland news

Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

news alert

The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the Boards & Committees vacancies page or by calling 207-874-8677.&...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Maine Mayors' Coalition Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

MAINE MAYORS’ COALITION SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK

Critical infrastructure investment means success for Maine 

Mayors of Maine’s largest cities are supporting the key investments within the Bipartisan Infrastru...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on June 29 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

COUNCIL NEWS

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Tuesday, June 29 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on May 27 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

portland news

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Mayor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2022

180 Washington Ave. - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed residential building with (4) four units located at 180 Washington Avenue in Portland, Maine. Due to Covid-19, this meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Te...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Neighborhood Meeting (622 Auburn Street and 165 Lambert Street).

Dear Neighbor,

Please join Maine Cooperative Development Partners for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed site plan to create Lambert Woods South and Lambert Woods North Neighborhoods (working titles) proposed at 622 auburn Street and 165 Lamber...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2022

1 Beanpot Circle - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the rezoning of property located at 1 Beanpot Circle to allow the development of the Roux Institute Campus by the Initiative for Digital Engineering and Life Sciences (IDEALS).

Me...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 9, 2022

7 Marion Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the demolition of a single family and construction of a three unit building located at 7 Marion Street, Portland ME 04101.

Meeting Location:  Online via "Google ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 28, 2022

57 Douglass Street (aka 43 and 91 Douglass St.) Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join Maine cooperative Development Partners and The Szanton Company for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our site plans for the Dougherty Court (formerly Douglass commons) Neighborhood proposed at 43 and 91 Douglass Street, the forme...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 16, 2022

94 Portland St. - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the renovation of 94 Portland Street. 

Address:  94 Portland Street, Portland, ME 04101

Building Owner:  94 Portland Street LLC

Project Description: &...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2022

2 Riverton Drive - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Portland Housing Development Corporation, an affiliate of Portland Housing Authority, has submitted a Zoning Map and Text Amendment application to rezone Riverton Park (2 Riverton Drive) from R-5 Residential to B-2 Community Business and R-5...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 20, 2022

102 State Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of NewHeight Redfern, LLC. we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Winter Street Townhomes development at 102 State Street in Portland, ME.  The project proposes to subdivide th...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 20, 2022

54 York Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of 54 York, LLC, we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Major Site Plan Application related to the proposed redevelopment at 54 York Street, Portland ME (Chart 42, Block A, Lot 7). &...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 30, 2021

26 Oxford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed four-story residential building with (6) units located at 26 Oxford Street in Portland, Maine. Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft T...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 22, 2021

50 Exchange Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the renovation of 50 Exchange Street.

Meeting Location:  Remote Mtg. using Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051953742

Meeting Date:  November 29, 2021

Meeting...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 22, 2021

392 St. John Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Alex Coupe, we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Major Site Plan Subdivision Application related to the property located at 392 St. John Street.  The proposed development ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 29, 2021

30 Atlantic Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor:

On behalf of Cornerstone Building & Restoration, we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Major Site Plan/Subdivision Application related to the property located at 30 Atlantic Street (Chart-Bo...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 20, 2021

45 Forest Avenue - Neighborhood Mtg. Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Redfern Properties, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Major Site Plan/Subdivision Application related to the property located at 45 Forest Avenue (Chart 37, Block A, Lot 1...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 15, 2021

44 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor: 

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us either in person or via Zoom conference call for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a parking garage located at 44 Bedford Street in Portland, M...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 13, 2021

44 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Mtg. Notice

Neighbor,

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us either in person or via Zoom conference call for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a parking garage located at 44 Bedford Street in Portland, ME.  A ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 11, 2021

638 Riverside Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor;

Please join us for a Supplementary Neighborhood Meeting via Zoom to discuss the proposed development of a 51,690+ SF Homeless Service Center at 654 Riverside Street in Portland, ME. The proposed development will include temporary residential...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2021

300 Fore Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans to relocate Maine Law School and other graduate programs to the existing building located at 300 Fore Street.

Meeting Location:  300 Fore Street

Meeting Date:  Au...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2021

43 & 91 Douglass Street - Neighborhood Mtg. Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join Maine Cooperative Development Partners and The Szanton Company for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans and proposed zoning amendment for the Douglass Commons Neighborhood proposed at 43 & 91 Douglass Street.

Meeting Da...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 21, 2021

65 McAuley Way - Neighborhood Mtg. Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting via zoom to discuss the proposed Phase 2 development of Lot 4 of the previously approved Master Development Plan for Sea Coast at Baxter Woods, LLC. located off Stevens Avenue in Portland ME. &nb...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 14, 2021

654 Riverside Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting via zoom to discuss the proposed development of a 51,690 sf. homeless service center at 654 Riverside Street in Portland ME.  The proposed development will include temporary residential use ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 14, 2021

477-481 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of the TT Maine Venture, LLC (Applicant), please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the applicant's plans to renovate the properties at 477-481 Congress Street and 22 Preble Street, into a hotel with associated ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 24, 2021

0 Dalton Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Hammond House, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed residential project at the end of Dalton Street within the R-5 zoning district.  The project includes a Plann...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

New Project - 630 Ocean Avenue (Minor Amendment)

To residents and property owners: JHA Assisted Living, Inc has submitted a site plan amendment application to facilitate the creation of a 3,200 square foot landscaped memory garden at The Cedars Portland, located at 630 Ocean Avenue. The subject property...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

New Project - 180 Washington Ave. (Major Site Plan)

David L. Harmon has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a four unit, 4,288 square foot residential building at 180 Washington Avenue, along with associated site improvements. The subject property is 3,387 square feet i...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2022

New Project - 385 Congress Street (Master Development Plan)

To residents and property owners: 385 Congress Street LLC has submitted a Master Development Plan and Traffic Movement Permit application to facilitate a 365,575 square foot mixed use development to include a 152 room hotel, 312 dwelling units, structured...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2022

New Project - 1498 Westbrook St. (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Stroudwater Christian Church has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the siting of a 1,900 square foot modular single story building at 1498 Westbrook Street for use as a food pantry. The subject propert...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2022

New Project - 156 Webb St. (MInor Site Plan - Street Extension)

To residents and property owners: Brian Leavitt has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate a 150 linear foot extension of Webb Street to Terrace Avenue in connection with a future single family home development. 12,500 square feet of land a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2022

New Project - 50 County Way (Map and Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: The Cumberland County Executive Office has submitted a Zoning Map Amendment application to rezone the 14.83 acre County Jail and Law Enforcement Center property at 50 County Way from I-L Light Industrial to B-2 Community ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2022

New Project - 32 Thomas Street

To residents and property owners: 32 Thomas Street, LLC has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the conversion of 2,731 square feet of first floor office space into two residential units within the Parish House of the Williston-West Chur...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2022

New Project - 170 Anderson Street (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: East Bay Studios, LLC and Castine 170, LLC have submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate a 2,999 square foot brewery/distillery addition onto an existing 31,226 square foot mixed use building at 170 Anderson ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 9, 2022

New Project - 1 Bean Pot Circle (Map and Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: The Institute for Digital Engineering and Life Sciences (IDEALS) has submitted a zoning map and text amendment application to facilitate the creation of an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and Institutional Overlay Zo...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2022

New Project - 7 Marion Street (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Nathaniel Green and Samantha Connelly have submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a three-story, three-unit residential development at 7 Marion Street. The subject property is 2,030 square feet in size and ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2022

New Project - 57 Douglass Street (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Douglass Commons LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a 120 unit affordable residential development under Planned Residential Unit Development (PRUD) standards with 112,900 square feet of floor ar...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 24, 2022

New Projects for 29 Marginal Way and 22 Bramhall Street

29 MARGINAL WAY

To residents and property owners: Northland Enterprises & Management Corp. has submitted a Traffic Movement Permit application in connection with the fit out of a 1,300 square foot tenant space at 23-29 Marginal Way, pursuant to a condi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2022

New Project - 155 (165) Sheridan Street

To residents and property owners:  Redstone Realty has submitted a site plan amendment to facilitate the construction of a retaining wall at 155 (165) Sheridan Street for site stabilization purposes. The proposed wall requires below-grade improve...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 11, 2022

New Project for 54 York Street; 2 Riverton Drive, 107 Douglass Street and 102 State Street.

54 YORK STREET

To residents and property owners: 54 York, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate the renovation of an existing three-story building at 54 York Street to include 14 dwelling units and two ground-floor commercial spaces...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2022

New Project - 33 McAlister Farm Rd. (MInor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: VIP Auto, Inc has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the development of an 8,500 square foot auto repair facility at 33 McAlister Farm Road, along with associated site improvements. A related Subdivisio...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2021

New Project - 26 E. Oxford St. (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: 26 Oxford LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan to facilitate the development of a four-story, six-unit residential building at 26 East Oxford Street. The subject property is 4,720 square feet in size and is zoned R-6 Resid...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2021

New Project - 144 State Street (Minor Amendment)

To residents and property owners:   NewHeight Redfern, LLC has submitted a staff-level site plan amendment to application #PL-001259-2020 (144 State Street), originally approved by the Planning Board on August 24, 2021 and comprised of the redeve...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 17, 2021

New Project - 105 Washington Ave. (Minor Site Plan Amendment)

To residents and property owners: Dayton Group has submitted a Minor Site Plan amendment to facilitate the expansion of a surface parking lot at 105 Washington Avenue by seven spaces, bringing the total to 96 spaces, along with associated site work that i...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 7, 2021

New Project -73 Powsland St. (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: STJ Inc. has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a nine-unit project with a total of 6,900 square feet of floor area at 73 Powsland Street. The development program proposes four duplex...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 18, 2021

New Project - 33 Mcalister Farm Road (Subdivision)

To residents and property owners: PK Real Estate, LLC has submitted a Subdivision application to facilitate the division of 33 McAlister Farm Road into three parcels. The subject property is 10.12 acres in size and is zoned I-M Moderate Impact Industrial....

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 18, 2021

New Project - 50 Exchange Street (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Edith Armstrong has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate the conversion of 4,300 square feet of floor area within the existing three-story building at 50 Exchange Street into four dwelling units. The subj...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 10, 2021

New Project - 4 Melbourne St. (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Melbourne St, LLC has submitted an after the fact Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the creation of an eight-space, 3,295 square foot surface parking lot within the rear of 4-10 Melbourne Street. 3,990 square feet...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2021

New Project - 35 Commercial Street (Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation has submitted a zoning text amendment application to modify Land Use Code Table 9-C: Height Bonuses to include Commercial Street in addition to Congress Street, allowing 12 feet of ad...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 13, 2021

New Project - 392 St. John Street (Major Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Bosco Holdings, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a 10 unit, 10,696 square foot multifamily building at 392 St. John St, along with associated site improvements. The subject property is 11,300 ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2021

New Project - 716 Stevens Avenue (Map and Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: The University of New England has submitted a zoning map and text amendment application to facilitate the creation of an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and Institutional Overlay Zone (IOZ) for their Portland campus,...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 6, 2021

New Project - 352 Presumpscot Street (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Garbage to Garden, Inc has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the expansion of an existing surface parking lot at 352 Presumpscot St, creating 33 additional parking spaces. 45,110 square feet of land ar...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 6, 2021

New Project - 1397 Washington Ave. (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: 1397 Washington LLC has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the adaptive reuse of a former gas station at 1397 Washington Avenue into a 2,000 square foot marijuana retail store, along with associated sit...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2021

New Project - 11 Pomeroy Street (Minor Site Plan)

To residents and property owners: Chabad Lubavitch of Maine has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate site improvements in connection with the operation of a place of assembly use at 11 Pomeroy Street. Proposed improvements include a widen...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2021

New Project - 11 Pomeroy Street (Conditional Use)

To residents and property owners: Chabad Lubavitch of Maine has submitted an after the fact Conditional Use permit application to facilitate the operation of a place of assembly use with a 900 square foot portion of existing single family home at 11 Pomer...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 30, 2021

New Project - 356 State Street (Deering Oaks Park)

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate improvements to Deering Oaks Park, including a new ADA-compliant trail to connect the ravine pool t...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Project - 45 Forest Avenue

To residents and property owners: Redfern Properties LLC have submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a change of use at 45 Forest Avenue from commercial to residential, allowing conversion of the building to house 81 multifamily dwelling un...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Project - 284 Danforth Street

To residents and property owners: Portland Housing Development Corporation has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate a series of site improvements at 284 Danforth Street, including provision of a bus shelter, landscaping and site access ch...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Project - 202 Kennebec Street

To residents and property owners: Vandelay Industries LLC have submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate landscaping improvements, changes to site circulation, and the reconfiguration of parking spaces for a parcel of City-owned land located a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Project - 300 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: MIH-Port LLC has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate a 6,000 square foot building addition, a 17-space surface parking lot expansion, and site access modifications at 300 Riverside Street. The subject pr...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Project - 30-32 Atlantic Street

To residents and property owners: Kestrel, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a three-story, four-unit multifamily building at 30-32 Atlantic Street. The subject property is 5,235 square feet in size, is zoned R-6 Residential, i...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 24, 2021

New Project - 13 Oaklawn Road

To residents and property owners: Jamie Woodwell has submitted a Minor Site Plan (Low Impact Development) application to facilitate the siting of a 160 square foot utility shed at 13 Oaklawn Road. The subject property is 10,890 square feet in size, is zon...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 24, 2021

New Project - 50 Bedford Street

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a five-level, 632 space parking garage with a footprint of 45,100 square feet, along with associated site impro...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 4, 2021

New Project - 1 Marina Way

To residents and property owners: PF Marina LLC has submitted a Zoning Text Amendment application to facilitate modifications to Sections 10.2.3(B)(11) and 10.2.7(C)(4) of the Land Use Code to allow the siting of restaurant and food service establishments...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 21, 2021

New Project - 300 Fore Street

To residents and property owners: The University of Maine System has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate a change of use at 300 Fore Street in order to permit the occupancy of 63,841 square feet of floor area within the building by the M...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2021

New Project - 65 McAuley Way

To residents and property owners: DC Baxter Woods IV, LLC has submitted a Master Development Plan amendment application to facilitate the Phase 2 development of Stevens Square, including 161 multifamily dwelling units to be housed within four new multisto...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2021

New Project - 803R Forest Avenue

To residents and property owners: Avenue Auto Co., LLC has submitted a Conditional Use application to facilitate the siting of a 5,300 square foot auto dealership and showroom within an existing building at 803R Forest Avenue. The subject property is 17,4...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2021

New Project - 638 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: DC Predevelopment LLC and the City of Portland have submitted a Major Site Plan application and a Conditional Use Permit application to facilitate the development of 51,690 square foot, 200-person capacity emergency shelt...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 24, 2021

New Projects - 58 Fore Street

MINOR SITE PLAN AMENDMENT IN THE VICINITY OF 58 FORE STREET 

To residents and property owners: Portland Foreside Development Company has submitted a Minor Site Plan Amendment to facilitate interim building and site modifications in connection with...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 24, 2021

New Projects for 180 Bishop Street, 11 Kendall Street, 57 Douglass Street and 100 Osgood Street

180 BISHOP STREET

To residents and property owners: The University of New England has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 14,600 square foot maintenance and repair facility at 180 Bishop Street, along with a 13-space ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2021

New Projects - 477 Congress Street AND Marlborough Road

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To residents and property owners: TT Maine Venture, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the renovation of 477-481 Congress Street and 22 Preble Street to include a 196-room hotel, 4,700 square feet of groun...

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New Development Review Project Notices

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Brighton Avenue Road Work Resumes Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work on Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capisic Street as part of the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.  The contractor will be complet...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Street Sweeping Ticket & Tow Alert

Newsflash 2022

Final Reminder:  Residents who live or park on the peninsula must comply with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions in order to avoid parking tickets or having your vehicle towed so our crews can complete s...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Casco Bay Garage Spring Cleaning Set for April 29 through May 1

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Our annual garage Spring Cleaning has been scheduled for the weekend beginning FRIDAY, April 29th. This will require all Casco Bay Parking Garage customers to vacate the garage from 8:00 PM Friday, April 29ththrough 5:00 PM Sunday, May 1st . For your conv...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

City Selects EVGo as Electric Vehicle Charging Network Provider

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland has selected EVGo as its partner to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure on City-owned property. As an industry leader, EVGo operates more than 800 EV fast charging stations in 34 states and the D...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2021

Lyseth Playground Renovations Project Hub Is LIVE!!

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Our Lyseth Playground Renovation project hub is live! Stay tuned to this project page for future updates to the project. We are working towards getting the renovation ready for summer 2022 construction, when school is out of session.

The Lyseth Playground ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Skate Park Update - May 2022

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Good news for the wheel fans of Portland: the Capital Improvement Plan funding for the Skatepark expansion has been approved! Thanks to a successful community fundraising effort last year, and continued work from key skatepark advocates, this high priorit...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

William B. Troubh Ice Arena is a LiveBarn Venue!

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Upcoming Events in the Park with Portland Parks Conservancy

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE PARK....

Outdoor Adventure Silent Auction:

The Portland Parks Conservancy is hosting a virtual silent auction for the month of May. See all that there is to see in Portland through sails on casco bay, a picnic on the prom, a day at th...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022

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City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Co...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

City Announces Plan for Food Truck Pilot on Eastern Promenade

Newsflash 2022

Interim City Manager Danielle West announced the City’s plan for a food truck pilot on the Eastern Prom (in a communication that appears on the City Council’s May 2 agenda) after receiving a significant amount of public feedba...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Parks Department Continues Treatment for Browntail Moth Infestation

Newsflash 2022

A winter survey of the trees within Deering Oaks Park, conducted with the help of Maine Forest Service, showed results that were improved from last year, but still concerning in the regards of potential Browntail Moth exposure and additional tree decline....

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

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The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Tue...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Seasonal Staff PAY RATE INCREASE!

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We are happy to announce that Parks, Rec & Facilities got seasonal rate increases approved last week!  

* All Seasonal Parks & Cemeteries staff will now start at $17.00/hour. 

* All On-Call Events staff and On-Call Concessions staf...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

We're Hiring! Come Join Our Team

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Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities is CURRENTLY HIRING:

(as of April 6, 2022)

FULL OR PART TIME POSITIONS:

- Senior Executive Assistant
- Aquatics Leader
- Office Associate 
- Operations Supervisor
- Building Maintenance / Custodial Worker
- Mai...
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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Enhances Customer Service & Updates Public on Policies

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has enhanced customer service for those visiting City Hall to conduct services by having two greeters located at the Congress Street and Myrtle Street entrances. The greeter station is staffed when the b...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Portland Youth Corps 2022 Application period opens TODAY! 3.7.2022

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Portland Youth Corps 2022 Application period opens TODAY! 3.7.2022

Are you ready for a summer you’ll never forget? The Portland Youth Corps is a 4-week, outdoor community service project for 14-17 year-olds. In addition to making a positive diffe...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Olmsted 200 Celebration

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The Portland Parks Conservancy and more than 15 of the City’s 'Park Friends' groups are coming together to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth in 1822. Olmsted designed New York&rsqu...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

CO-OP Tree Planting Program

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The Co-Op Tree Planting Program is a program where residents purchase a tree and Portland Forestry picks up the tree at the nursery and properly plants it, this also includes stump removal within the public way.  The Co-Op program has greater fle...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 East End Beach Rack Rental Update!

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The 2022 season is upon us, please be advised that we will be opening up a pre-registration window for our 2021 rack space renters from Monday, February, 28th through Friday, March 11th, to rent space for the 2022 season.AFTER March 11th, registration wil...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Hosts March 1 Info Session for Summer 2022 Youth Corps Program

Newsflash 2022

The Portland Youth Corps program will open their Summer 2022 applications online beginning Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 27, 2022. The program seeks to fill 26 volunteer positions, and is open to youth ages 14-17 who live in Portland. Applicants m...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Payson Park & Lyseth School Playground Updates

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Two large-scale renovation efforts are in the planning and design process for the Park Department. Lyseth community playground is working with a local landscape architecture firm to get technical drawings finalized for planning approval and site work bids...
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Posted on: February 11, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 11, 2022

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City News Round Up: Friday, February 11, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meetin...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals for Food Concessions Operations at Deering Oaks

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The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals to select an experienced and qualified food service vendor to lease and operate the café concession at the historic Castle-in-the-Park in Deering Oaks. Proposals must be rec...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

The Castle at Deering Oaks is looking for a qualified Vendor!

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The City of Portland is looking for a qualified Vendor to lease and operate the Castle at Deering Oaks Park!

The Castle which was built in 1894 was originally designated as a warming hut for skaters in the winter and included provision of cocoa and snacks....

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

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In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Tater's TV Debut!

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Over the past year, "The Tater Reports" have quickly become a Portland Parks & Rec social media favorite! The fun and informative reports, starring Tater and our Playgrounds Crew, show the wide variety of tasks the crew performs throughout t...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

New Project Underway in Deering Oaks!

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Our friends at King Middle School and Maine Audubon adopted this site in Deering Oaks to restore and study wildlife habitat in their community.  Thanks to this new sign and Climate Change Observatory station, we can all read about and participate...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tree to be Delivered to Monument Square This Thursday

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The City of Portland’s Arborist, Jeff Tarling, reports that this year’s tree – which is scheduled to be delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 18 – was found yet again by coincidence. The 40' Balsam Fir, located on Epping Street in the Riverto...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Our 62+ Program is Back!!

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OCTOBER was the 62+ Program's first month back since March 2020!

We are all very excited to be back in action and returning to our adventures. We kicked off this month with a sailing excursion with Sail Maine aboard their Catamaran! We had beautif...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

The Search is Over for the 2021 Monument Square Tree!

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The Portland Downtown and Portland Parks & Recreation have fielded a small number of tree donation suggestions as of late October. Our forestry team has been on the hunt for the perfect tree, which ideally would be a 40-50' Spruce or Fir loca...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Congratulations, Clare!!

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Join us in congratulating our very own Clare Norton, our Parks, Recreation and Facilities Booking Coordinator, on winning the annual Bob Ganley Public Service Award1 The Ganley award is given each year to one City employee (out of 1,400 total) who best ex...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Playground Renovation Updates

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Payson Park Playground and Active Recreation Project; survey results are in!
   Public input on the Payson Park Active Recreation and Playground Project is being processed after over a month of survey feedback has been shared with the dep...
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Posted on: October 14, 2021

We are hiring Event Staff!

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We are hiring Event Staff!  This is an exciting opportunity to work Maine Celtics games, performances at Merrill Auditorium, and many more fantastic events. You could be a part of the guest experience at Merrill Auditorium, the James A. Banks Exp...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

We are hiring Event Staff to work Maine Celtics Games!

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We are hiring event staff to work Maine Celtics Games! You could be a part of the Maine Celtics experience at the James A. Banks Exposition Building! Join our team as Event Staff with the City of Portland Public Assembly Facilities Department. 

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Join our Recreation Team! We increased our starting rate!

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JOIN OUR RECREATION TEAM! We have increased our starting pay and want you to join us!! We are seeking Recreation Programmers in our Before and After the Bell Programs and Community Centers. We have fun and exciting positions that we need to fill right now...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

City’s Forestry Crew Hits New Milestone During Tree Planting Season

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The City of Portland’s Forestry Crew hit a new milestone this year by planting a whopping 201 new trees during tree planting season, a season that generally takes place between May and June. During this time, the forestry crew usually plants an average of...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Skatepark Expansion Project Update

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We have been working with community members on an exciting skatepark expansion project for the past few years and we are getting closer to having the funds available to start construction, hopefully sometime in 2022.The total budget for the project to get...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

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On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

City Updates Health and Safety Requirements

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The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities to include proof of vaccination for all ages five and older. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and will continue to be reviewed ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tree to be Delivered to Monument Square This Thursday

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The City of Portland’s Arborist, Jeff Tarling, reports that this year’s tree – which is scheduled to be delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 18 – was found yet again by coincidence. The 40' Balsam Fir, located on Epping Street in the Riverto...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

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 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

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals for Food Concessions Operations at Deering Oaks

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals to select an experienced and qualified food service vendor to lease and operate the café concession at the historic Castle-in-the-Park in Deering Oaks. Proposals must be rec...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Permitting & Inspections

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: December 17, 2021

City Releases Land Use Code Evaluation

ReCode Portland

The City of Portland has released a detailed review of the City’s land use code as part of ReCode Portland. The review and recommendations, contained within a Land Use Code Evaluation, are based on the goals and vision of the c...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Public Art Selected for Bramhall Square Redesign

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On Wednesday, December 15, the Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) voted to select local artist Chris Miller to create a new public art commission for the redesigned Bramhall Square Park. The Bramhall Square Redesign Project is an ongoing design process ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 14, 2021

CANCELLED - 9-15-2021 Public Art Committee Mtg.

The next public meeting of the Portland Public Art Committee is scheduled for October 20, 2021, 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

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Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Design Manual Draft - R6 Revisions - Public Comment Period #2

Design Manual Draft R-6 Revisions – Public Comment Period #2

Online public comment platform open August 4 through August 18 (2 weeks)

Find the draft on the project webpage here:  http://www.portlandmaine.gov/2681/Design-Manual-Overhaul-20...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Call for Artists, Bramhall Square

The Portland Public Art committee announces an open call for artists to submit qualifications for a new public artwork commission for the redesigned Bramhall Square Park in Portland, ME.  Artists with a connection to Maine are eligible to apply.

D...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

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Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Planning & Urban Development

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Remote 5-24-2022 PB Meeting

180 WASHINGTON AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider the development of a four-unit, 4,288 square foot residential building at 180 Washington Avenue, along with associated site improve...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Remote 5-10-2022 PB Meeting

TECHNICAL MANUAL AMENDMENTS

The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider amendments to Sections 1, 2, 4 and 10 of the City of Portland Technical Manual, focusing on technical standards related to transportation systems and street design, sewe...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Remote 4-26-2022 PB Meeting

7 MARION STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop on a proposal by Nathaniel Green and Samantha Connelly for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 7 Marion Street. The subject property is 2,030 squ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Remote 4-12-2022 PB Meeting

26 EAST OXFORD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider the development of a four-story, six-unit residential building at 26 East Oxford Street.  The subject property is 4,720 sq...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Remote 3-22-2022 PB Meeting

716 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to discuss the creation of an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and Institutional Overlay Zone (IOZ) for the University of New England&rsqu...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Remote 3-8-2022 PB Meeting

54 YORK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider the renovation of an existing three-story building at 54 York Street to include 14 dwelling units and two ground-floor commercial spaces, ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2022

UPDATE: Remote 2-22-2022 PB Meeting

2 RIVERTON DRIVE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider rezoning Riverton Park (2 Riverton Drive) from R-5 Residential to B-2 Community Business and R-5a Residential, along with text amendment...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Remote 2-8-2022 PB Meeting

ONE CLIMATE FUTURE PLAN PRESENTATION

The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to review and discuss the One Climate Future Plan and the recommendations contained therein, including a presentation by the City’s Sustainability Office. &nb...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Remote 1-25-2022 PB Meeting

MUNJOY HILL NEIGHORHOOD CONSERVATION OVERLAY DISTRICT

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to discuss the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (MHNCOD). This workshop is an opportunity for Plann...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Remote 1-11-2022 PB Meeting

33 MCALISTER FARM ROAD

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider the division of 33 McAlister Farm Road into three parcels. The subject property is 10.12 acres in size and is zoned I-M Moderate Impac...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Remote 12-14-2021 PB Meeting

35 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a zoning text amendment to modify Land Use Code Table 9-C: Height Bonuses to include Commercial Street in addition to Congress Stree...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Remote 11-23-2021 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 to consider the following items by Portland Foreside Development Company:

1.  A master development plan amendment ap...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Remote 11-9-2021 PB Meeting

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a proposal for a three-story, four-unit multi-family building at 30-32 Atlantic Street.  The subject property is 5,235 square feet in size, is ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Remote 10-26-2021 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to consider the following items by Portland Foreside Development Company: 

1.    A master develo...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Remote 10-12-2021 PB Meeting

45 FOREST AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider an application for a change of use at 45 Forest Avenue from commercial to residential to allow the conversion of the building to house 8...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Remote 9-28-2021 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a master development plan and text amendment for interim building and site modifications in connection with the Fore Points Marina to allo...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Remote 9-14-2021 PB Meeting

57 DOUGLASS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment application to rezone the subject parcel, 57 Douglass Street, and parcels within the proposed rezoning boundary (43...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Remote 8-24-2021 PB Meeting (Revised)

638 RIVERSIDE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by DC Predevelopment, LLC. and the City of Portland to consider a proposal for the development of a 51,690 square foot, 200-p...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Notice for 160 State Street (City Council Mtg. 8-23-2021)

The Portland City Council will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment by Thanos, LLC, to rezone an R-6 Residential zone to a B-3 Downtown Business Zone for an area of land that includes two parcels located at 160 State Street/99 W...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Remote 8-10-2021 PB Meeting

300 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a change of use at 300 Fore Street in order to permit the occupancy of 63,841 square feet of floor area within the building by the ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Remote 7-27-2021 PB Meeting

638 RIVERSIDE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by DC Predevelopment, LLC. and the City of Portland to consider a proposal for the development of a 51,690 square foot, 200-person capa...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Remote 7-13-2021 PB Meeting

0 DALTON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Hammond House, LLC. for the development of a 48-unit Planned Residential Unit Development, along with associated site improveme...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Remote 6-22-2021 PB Meeting

387 DEERING AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan for an eight-unit, 18,336 square foot residential development along with associated site improvements.  The subject pr...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Remote 6-8-2021 PB Meeting

99 WINTER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment to map a B-3 Downtown Business Zone onto a parcel located at 99 Winter Street and 160 State Street....

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Planning Board Notices

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Outside Firm Completes Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

NEWS ALERT

The outside firm the City of Portland hired to conduct an independent investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest in June 2020 has completed its work and submitted a final report. The City hired CliftonLarsonA...

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Police
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland and South Portland Police Undertake Proactive Comprehensive Analysis of Policing Activities

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are embarking on a comprehensive and historical analysis of their respective police departments’ arrests, summonses, citations and uses of force to ascertain whether either of the departments have engage...

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Police
Posted on: November 6, 2020

USCIS to Welcome 20 New Citizens Today; Portland Police Officer to Take the Oath

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome 20 new citizens at the USCIS Portland field office Friday. USCIS Portland Field Director Cindy Lembarra will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates. Portland Police Chief Frank Clark will...

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Police
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Police

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Deadline Extended for Community Health Improvement Survey

public health update

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division encourages all those who live, learn, work and play in Portland to complete the 2021 Community Health Improvement Survey. To help ensure as many members of the public as possible share their input, th...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

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The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Ratin...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2021

New Youth-Led Mural in Woodfords Corner

portland news

For the second consecutive summer, Portland Public Health's Tobacco Prevention team was proud to serve as a host site for Gateway to Opportunity (G2O), a summer program coordinated through Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN). The objective of G2O is to deve...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

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The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Portland Public Health Launches Community Health Improvement Survey

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that it is seeking input for its Community Health Improvement Plan. Portland Public Health invites and encourages all those who live, work, learn, and play in Portland to complete the 20...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grou...

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Public Health

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division Public Health - Family Health

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Next Phase of I-295 Exit 7 Lane Closures Begins May 19th

The final phase of the City of Portland’s I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) closures will begin Thursday, May 19th.  All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound will experience Single Lane closures during the daytime over the next 5 weeks and complete c...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin Monday, May 16

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Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riverside Street and 425 Warren Avenue as part of final work associated with the Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement project. &nbs...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 20, 2022

City to Expand Free Community Composting Opportunities

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Portland is happy to announce plans to expand the City's free composting program, adding three more Portland neighborhoods to the program. 

Additionally, the City recently released a Request for Proposals (R...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Congress Square Redesign Project

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Starting Monday, April 18, 2022, Gordon Construction will begin the initial work of a major overhaul of Congress Square, at the intersection of Congress and High Street.  This work will consist of moving materials on-site and deployment of constr...
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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Brighton Avenue Road Work Resumes Monday, April 18

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 Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work on Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capisic Street as part of the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.  The contract...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Road Work on Brighton Work Avenue Set to Resume on Monday, April 18th

Road Work on Brighton Work Avenue Set to Resume on Monday, April 18th 

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work  in Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capisic Street ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Walton Street to be Converted to Temporary One-Way

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Starting on Monday, March 28, 2022, the City’s contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel will begin work on the Stevens Avenue Storm Drain Improvements project. This project will require the contractor to convert Walton Street into a one-way street betw...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Enhances Customer Service & Updates Public on Policies

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has enhanced customer service for those visiting City Hall to conduct services by having two greeters located at the Congress Street and Myrtle Street entrances. The greeter station is staffed when the b...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Metro Route 1 Service Change Due to Construction Project

Due to construction on Fore Street, METRO Route 1 WILL NOT provide service along the Eastern Prom (near Fore St.) and on Fore and Atlantic Streets. Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022 METRO riders can access Route 1 service by using nearby bus stops at:...

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Fore Street Sewer Separation Project Public Works

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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ReCode Portland
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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ReCode Portland

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

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The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Social Services

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Substance Use Prevention

News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2022

City to Expand Free Community Composting Opportunities

Newsflash 2022

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Portland is happy to announce plans to expand the City's free composting program, adding three more Portland neighborhoods to the program. 

Additionally, the City recently released a Request for Proposals (R...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Sustainability Office

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

portland news

Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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Transportation Updates

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers willing to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Neighborhood volunteer coordinators are also needed, to help match Portland resident...

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Volunteer

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Next Phase of I-295 Exit 7 Lane Closures Begins May 19th

The final phase of the City of Portland’s I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) closures will begin Thursday, May 19th.  All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound will experience Single Lane closures during the daytime over the next 5 weeks and complete c...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin

Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin on Monday, May 16 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riv...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Fore Street Project Update

Project Update 5/3/2022

The contractor continues to make progress towards project completion.  At this stage all main line storm drain and combined sewer replacement in Fore and Eastern Promenade has been completed.  A majority of storm d...

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Fore Street Project Water Resources
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Construction Update for Mackworth, Ocean, Walton and Sawyer Streets

Construction Update: 04/28/2022

Gorham Sand & Gravel has returned to this project site to complete work over the next few months.  They will be working on curbing, ADA ramps, and raising manhole structures on Walton Street first then move to S...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Road Work on Brighton Work Avenue Set to Resume on Monday, April 18th

Road Work on Brighton Work Avenue Set to Resume on Monday, April 18th 

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work  in Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capis...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Preble Street Extension Work Begins Next Week

The City's contractor, Sargent Corp., will be returning to Preble Street Extension beginning Monday, March 28 to complete sewer manhole construction installed last year. This work will extend from the Back Cove soccer fields to Baxter Boulevard. Traffic c...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Construction Update on Back Cove

3/17/22-  Unitil will be starting work on Dartmouth Street Monday 3/21/22.  Portland Water District will be installing a temporary water line on Dartmouth Street at the beginning of April.  Work on the storm drains and sewers wi...

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