Planning Division

829 Sawyer Street
(Former Hamlin School Building)

Monday-Friday 8AM - 4:30PM
Phone number: 207-767-7603
Fax: (207) 767-7620

The mission of the Planning Division within the Planning & Development Department is to promote a safe, attractive, equitable and prosperous South Portland. The Division strives to achieve this through our service areas and strategic approach:

 

  1. Current Planning: overseeing development project review with the citizen Planning Board
  2. Maintenance and enforcement of land use regulations
  3. Long range planning for our community and its neighborhoods
  4. Facilitating desirable forms of economic activity and development
  5. Protecting the City’s tax base to support municipal services by attracting investment
  6. Protecting the natural environment and promoting excellence in the design of the built environment
  7. Providing decision-makers with quality information and analysis of alternatives
  8. Meaningful community engagement
  9. Board, Committee, and Commission representation
  10. Collaboration with City, community, and state or regional partners

 

Planning Board Active and Recent Projects:

Map of active and recent planning projects

 

Zoning & Comprehensive Plan          Shoreland Zoning          Accessory Dwelling Units
Zoning Map    Shoreland Zoning Mapping Module   ADU Map

 

The City's official zoning map in PDF format is available here: Zoning Map - Updated through January, 2022

 

To access the City's Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance, refer to the City's Code of Ordinances and Charter webpage: https://www.southportland.org/our-city/code-ordinance/ 

 

2022 Temporary Outdoor Services Application

 

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