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.  

Tier 1:

  • City Parks (worthy of highest level of protection)
  • To be protected by conservation easements

Tier 2

  • 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

Tier 3

  • 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. 

Members:

Voting Members (7)
Barbara Dee, Conservation Commission
Dan Hogan, Conservation Commission
Richard Rottkov, South Portland Land Trust
Kathi Perkins
Sharon Newman
Patti Smith
Susan Chase


Non-Voting Members (1)
Karl Coughlin, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

Open Space Implementation Committee

File Name Date Added File Size
OSIC Tiering Forum Press Release 06-30-20.pdf - 6/26/2020 6/26/2020 103.78 KB
Zoom 06-30-20.pdf - 6/25/2020 6/25/2020 48.02 KB
OSIC Minutes 06-10-20.pdf - 6/25/2020 6/25/2020 42.85 KB
OSIC Agenda 06-22-20.pdf - 6/15/2020 6/15/2020 92.26 KB
Tier Spreadsheet_052920.pdf - 6/12/2020 6/12/2020 477.57 KB
OSIC Minutes 06-03-20.pdf - 6/11/2020 6/11/2020 34.96 KB
OSIC Minutes 05-27-20.pdf - 6/9/2020 6/9/2020 51.24 KB
OSIC Agenda 06-10-20.pdf - 6/5/2020 6/5/2020 84.32 KB
OSIC Agenda 06-03-20.pdf - 5/28/2020 5/28/2020 85.99 KB
OSIC Minutes 05-11-20.pdf - 5/28/2020 5/28/2020 48.25 KB
OSIC Minutes 05-05-20.pdf - 5/28/2020 5/28/2020 30.47 KB
OSIC Agenda 05-27-20.pdf - 5/21/2020 5/21/2020 87.63 KB
OSIC Agenda 05-11-20.pdf - 5/7/2020 5/7/2020 79.22 KB
OSIC Agenda 05-05-20.pdf - 4/28/2020 4/28/2020 48.16 KB
OSIC Agenda 04-14-20.pdf - 4/28/2020 4/28/2020 37.83 KB
OSIC Minutes 04-14-20.pdf - 4/28/2020 4/28/2020 45.63 KB
OSIC Agenda 03-03-20.pdf - 2/28/2020 2/28/2020 65.62 KB
SPCC Information Sheet.pdf - 2/21/2020 2/21/2020 73.09 KB
OSIC Minutes 02-04-20.pdf - 2/21/2020 2/21/2020 34.46 KB
OSIC Agenda 02-20-20.pdf - 1/29/2020 1/29/2020 54.56 KB
OSIC Agenda 02-04-20.pdf - 1/29/2020 1/29/2020 54.95 KB
OSIC Agenda 01-21-20.pdf - 1/17/2020 1/17/2020 55.53 KB
OSIC Minutes 01-07-20.pdf - 1/10/2020 1/10/2020 33.28 KB
OSIC Minutes 12-11-19.pdf - 1/10/2020 1/10/2020 33.32 KB
OSIC Agenda 12-11-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 58.51 KB
OSIC Agenda 12-3-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 34.02 KB
OSIC Agenda 11-20-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 43.04 KB
OSIC Agenda 09-30-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 48.38 KB
OSIC Agenda 09-18-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 34.15 KB
OSIC Agenda 12-17-19.pdf - 12/12/2019 12/12/2019 30.04 KB
OSIC Minutes 12-03-19.pdf - 12/5/2019 12/5/2019 76.11 KB
OSIC Minutes 10-23-19.pdf - 11/22/2019 11/22/2019 45.91 KB
OSIC Agenda 10-23-19.pdf - 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 31.86 KB
OSIC Minutes 09-30-19.pdf - 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 53.16 KB
OSIC Minutes 09-18-19.pdf - 10/1/2019 10/1/2019 49.83 KB
ORDER - Creation of ad Hoc Open Space Implementation Committee.pdf - 8/29/2019 8/29/2019 24.38 KB