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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Bike Share Ordinance sets fees

Bike sharing systems haven't arrived yet in Portland, but now any that do will be regulated according to two new section of Portland City Code Chapter 25.  Both bike sharing systems with docking structures and those without will pay the City fees...

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Order 189-17/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: March 7, 2018

New permissible first floor units in B-1 and B-1b

The B-1 and B-1b Neighborhood Business zones are intended to foster mixed-use development in its traditional form, with residential uses located over ground-floor commercial spaces, but that is somewhat incompatible with fair housing laws which require th...

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Order 170-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Munjoy Hill Interim Planning Overlay District

The Munjoy Hill Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD) now governs development in the R-6 on Munjoy Hill for the remaining period of a demolition moratorium, while theDepartment of Planning and Urban Development creates permanent changes to the Land Use...

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Order 141-17/18 City Code Amendments
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Pesticide Use Ordinance effective

The new City of Portland Pesticide Ordinance prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides for outdoor pest management on public and private property within the City of Portland. It provides limited exceptions that allow the use of otherwise prohibited pestic...

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Chapter 34 Pesticide Use City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Tow fees increased, but next summer it will be easier to find a parking place.

Towing fees have been increased per tow, for a variety of fees including accident and non-accident tows, storage, after hours release, and re-tows. When special equipment is required to retrieve a vehicle, the fee is increased by $80.00 in addition to the...

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Chapter 28 of the Portland City Code City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Maine Medical Center area rezoned

This amendment to the land use code was drafted in response to public, staff and Planning Board comments, and is based on the Institutional Development Plan which was approved by the Planning Board.

This new approach to institutional development allows a c...

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Order 112-17/18 City Code Amendments