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New Development Review Project Notices

Posted on: October 7, 2021

New Project - 716 Stevens Avenue (Map and Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: The University of New England has submitted a zoning map and text amendment application to facilitate the creation of an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) and Institutional Overlay Zone (IOZ) for their Portland campus, located at 716 Stevens Avenue. A total of 36 properties are located within the proposed IOZ area, which is currently zoned R-3 and R-5 Residential as well as I-H High-Impact Industrial.

In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordinance, notices of receipt of a Zoning Amendments application must be sent to property owners within 500 ft. of the subject property (or 1,000 ft. if the project is a subdivision or map amendment for a site located within an Industrial Zone). You will be notified of future Planning Board meetings by receiving notices from the Planning Division prior to any workshops or public hearings.

A project and plan summary is available for viewing on the Citizen Self Service Portal (, by referencing Plan Number ZN-001549-2021. Written comments should be submitted to If you have any questions regarding the proposal, please contact Matt Grooms, Planner, by phone at 207-874-8725 or e-mail at

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