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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Council to Hold June 4 Workshop Ahead of Regular Council Meeting

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The Portland City Council will hold a workshop on June 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM ahead of its regularly scheduled Council meeting at 5:30 PM that evening. The workshop, which will be held in Council Chambers, will involve a presentation on the proposed Munjoy Hill Conservation Overlay District. 

The Munjoy Hill Conservation Overlay District would be a new overlay district to regulate development in the R-6 zone on Munjoy Hill. It would amend Chapter 14 of the City Code to create additional dimensional standards for development, add requirements regulating design of items such as roof lines and parking location, and add a demolition review process that would create a consultation process and potential delay for removal of buildings that meet standards for being preferably preserved. These ordinance changes are designed to ensure that new development and redevelopment on Munjoy Hill is compatible with the existing built form in the area. 

The proposed District would replace interim zoning for Munjoy Hill and is based on six months of staff analysis and meetings with residents, property owners, and others to understand the opportunities and issues related to development activity

The amendments received unanimous approval (7-0) from the Planning Board at its May 8, 2018 meeting. The item had a first read before the City Council on May 21, 2018. It’s second reading will be during the June 4, 2018 Council meeting. In order for the amendment to take effect on June 5, 2018, staff is requesting that it be passed as an emergency. Emergency passage requires seven affirmative votes after public comment. 

View the full June 4, 2018 Council agenda.

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