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New Development Review Project Notices

Posted on: March 9, 2022

New Project - 1 Bean Pot Circle (Map and Text Amendment)

To residents and property owners: The Institute for Digital Engineering and Life Sciences (IDEALS) 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, to be located at 1 Bean Pot Circle. The IOZ, if approved, will include the 13-acre property located at 1 Bean Port Circle (parcels 447-A001 and A002), currently zoned I-M Moderate Impact Industrial. A related text amendment to modify Land Use Code Section 8.5.2 to add the applicant's parcels to the list of eligible IOZ areas has also been provided.

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-001934-2022. 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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