Planning Board to Consider WCZ Amendment to Comprehensive City Plan; 2/23

By Carol McCracken (Post # 398)

The city’s planning board has just announced that it will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 3 pm to continue its on-going discussion of the
proposed changes to the WCZ on the Portland waterfront. The meeting will be held in Room 209, 2nd floor of the city hall.
Public comment will be taken at the time.

The proposed changes to the waterfront central zone (“WCZ”) were initiated by a coalition of 11 wharf owners last October. The proposal calls for a relaxation of regulations in the city’s comprehensive plan. The three individuals representing the coalition are Steve DiMillo, Charlie Poole and Dick Ingalls.

This meeting is in preparation for the two public forums on March 2 and March 3 at Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street entrance.

For more, please contact Bill Needelman, senior planner, at wbn@portlandmaine.gov.

For more background information, please see previous Post # 396, posted on February 16th.