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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.

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Online Public Comment Now Open - Design Manual Overhaul

Design Manual Draft – Public Comment Period #1

Online public comment platform open April 2 through April 19 (3 weeks)

Find the draft on the project webpage here:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/2681/Design-Manual-Overhaul-2021

Staff from the City of Po...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

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The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

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The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 24, 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 vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 18, 2021

The 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.

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The City of Portland's 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.  Funds under this application can be used for the development of affordable housing in the City of Portland.  Applicants who...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

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The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee will submit...

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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
Posted on: May 27, 2021

City Issues RFP for Bike Share Program in Portland

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The City of Portland is looking for companies interested in providing design, marketing, operation, and maintenance of a bike share system in Portland. The City anticipates the first year of the program being a provisional pilot period with possible exten...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Updated Energy Code Goes Into Effect July 1, 2021

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The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will go into effect in Portland on July 1, 2021. This will affect new residential and commercial construction, as well as many expansions and renovations of existing structures. Portland will be the f...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Portland Among Top 10 Places to Live in U.S.

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For the first time, Portland has been recognized by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report as one of the “10 Best Places to Live in the U.S.”, which cited the City’s safety and small business and creativ...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Issues RFP for Historic Preservation Impact Study

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The City of Portland is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to complete a Historic Preservation Impact Study. Since 1990, the City of Portland has had a robust Historic Preservation program, created to recognize, preserve and enhance Portland&am...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

CDBG Funding Process Begins in October

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The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents. The City of Portland receives approximately $...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

City to Host Congress Square Redesign Public Forum

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The City of Portland will host a public forum for the Congress Square Redesign on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Longfellow Room (157 High Street). The forum will include a welcome introduction f...

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