The City of South Portland recently enacted an Open Space Plan. The Plan included the adoption of the following three-tiered system of protection for City-owned property.
- City Parks (worthy of highest level of protection)
- To be protected by conservation easements
- City-owned parcels with open space potential or that would likely prompt citizen interest if developed
- Proposals for sale or development subject to a rigorous public comment process prior to Council vote to sell/develop
- City-owned parcels unsuitable for development based on size, shape, location, context
- Sale or transfer based on Planning Department recommendation to Council following standard public comment process
The Open Space Implementation Committee (OSIC) evaluated each of the City-owned open space properties not currently subject to municipal use and assigned them into one of the three tiers.
Click here for a list of the OSIC tiering recommendations.
The City Council has asked the OSIC to provide feedback from the public on the OSIC’s tiering recommendations. You have two opportunities to provide feedback. A public forum will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Details are available on the city calendar. In addition, you are invited to participate in the following survey: Click here
Please note this survey will close on July 15.
On August 27, 2019, the City Council established the Open Space Implementation Committee (ORDER #40-19/20). Agendas and minutes of the committee will be posted here.
Voting Members (7)
Barbara Dee, Conservation Commission
Dan Hogan, Conservation Commission
Richard Rottkov, South Portland Land Trust
Non-Voting Members (1)
Karl Coughlin, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront