“Site-Walk” Of Central Waterfront Scheduled for ll/17th By Planning Board


Steve Dimillo, Charlie Poole and Dick Ingalls represented "WCZ" at the planning board meeting late last month.

By Carol McCracken (Post # 320)

The City’s Planning Board will conduct an on-site workshop and site walk of the Central Waterfront on Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 p.m.  This event is part of  the review process of the application by the Western Central Zone application for a relaxation of the ordinance that pertains to development on the waterfront.

Last month  representatives  of the “WCZ”, which extends from the Maine State Pier to the International Port (on the western end of Commercial Street), met with the planning board in a workshop requesting changes in the ordinance to permit  more non-marine useage by wharf owners on the waterfront.  (Please see MHN post # 312, dated 10/28/09 herein.)

The workshop will convene at the westerly side of the Casco Bay Garage at Buoy Park on Commercial Street (in front of the Casco Bay Island Ferry Terminal at 56 Commercial Street).  The site walk is intended to familiarize the Board with the geography, phyiscal conditions and uses in the zone. 

The public is invited to attend the workshop, but public comment will not be taken.

Plans are available in the Portland Plannaing Division,  4th Floor, City Hall.  If you wish to submit written comments, address them to Bill Needelman, Senior Planner, Planning Division, City Hall, 4th Floor, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine  04101. Contact by phone is 874-8722 or at wbn@portlandmaine.gov.