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Everything you wanted to know about the ReCode

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In partnership with Mechanics Hall, we are hosting an informational forum on Portland’s ReCode process. ReCode is a rewriting of the City’s zoning to better align with the Comprehensive Plan. Learn where the process is, how you can get involved and help shape our future regulatory platform.


What is ReCode Portland?

ReCode Portland will create a new, unified development code to serve Portland for the 21st century. Incorporating review standards for new development, protections for sensitive environmental resources, historic preservation standards, housing policies, sign standards, parking requirements, and more, the new code will be more user-friendly, will advance the goals of Portland’s Plan 2030, and be better equipped to meet the myriad needs of the city in the 21st century.

Because the Land Use Code is a document with wide-ranging implications for the city, ReCode is a top recommendation for implementation of Portland’s Plan. A new, unified development code will provide a framework through which Portland’s Plan can be realized. It calls for integration of land use regulations with Portland’s transportation and environmental objectives and provides a framework for sustainable growth.


1.  Streamline and simplify the Code. A well-organized new Code will increase predictability and clarity for the development review process.

2.  Ensure consistency across the Code. The ReCode process is an opportunity to ensure there’s no outdated, unclear or duplicative language in the Code.

3.  Introduce visuals to improve legibility. An increased use of tables and illustrative graphics will make the next iteration of the Code a more accessible document for all.

4.  Align the Code with Portland’s Plan 2030The ReCode will help ensure that the city’s neighborhoods are robust, unique, and complete; that investment is targeted to growth areas; and that there are opportunities for economic development that support an equitable, sustainable, dynamic, secure, authentic and connected city.


Registration is FREE but space is limited. Please register HERE


December 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Maine Charitable Mechanics’ Hall
519 Congress St
Portland, 04101
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