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Posted on: September 15, 2021

44 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor: 

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us either in person or via Zoom conference call for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a parking garage located at 44 Bedford Street in Portland, Maine. A Major Site Plan Application for the proposed development has been filed with the City of Portland Planning Department. 

Meeting Location: The University Events Room, Glickman Library, 7th Floor – 314 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine

Remote Call-in Information: 

Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:00 PM 

*Masks are required indoors for all USM buildings regardless of vaccination status. 

The Land Use Code requires that neighboring property owners and residents on an “interested parties list” be invited to participate in this neighborhood meeting. A sign-in sheet will be circulated, and a record of the meeting will be taken. Both the sign-in sheet and record will be submitted to the Planning Board. 

Accommodations can be provided upon request. If you’re in need of an accommodation, please contact Katie Andrews at (207) 780-4484 by September 21, 2021; if requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements. 

If you have any questions, please contact Darrin Stairs at (207)558-3662 or via email at 



Darrin B. Stairs, PE Project Manager 

Note: Under the City of Portland land use code, an applicant for a major site plan is required to hold a neighborhood meeting within 30 days of an application being deemed complete and no less than seven calendar days before a public hearing. Should you wish to offer additional comments on this proposed development, you may forward them by e-mail to or by mail to the Planning and Urban Development Department, Planning Division, 4th Floor, 389 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101.

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