Review of Subdivision Rules

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Last Updated: November 25, 2014

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission has a process underway for reviewing and possibly revising parts of its rules governing residential subdivision development. As part of this process, the Commission has been gathering advice and suggestions from property owners, individual stakeholders, businesses and other organizations familiar with the development process in the LUPC service area.

As a first step, the Commission conducted a survey of a small group of stakeholders in April of 2014, to get a sense for the types of issues that might come up in the review. We have posted an online survey in September of this year to reach out to a much larger group of stakeholders for advice and suggestions about how the Commission's subdivision rules can be improved. In addition, the Commission held a workshop in October with a panel of experts to discuss what makes for good subdivision rules. Issues that were identified in the surveys and the workshop have now been incorporated into a Master Issues List; a link to this has been added below.

For the next steps, the Commission has scheduled a series of stakeholder meetings to further develop the issues list, prioritize issues that have been identified, and discuss ways the rules could be revised to address these issues. The first meeting for stakeholders was heldo on October 29, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00, at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. The second meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, at Jeff’s Catering. All interested stakeholders are welcome to attend. Meeting materials for Meeting One and Two have been added to the Resource links below. The final stakeholder meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2014. The times and meeting materials for Meeting Three will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Background Information:

Meeting One Materials:

Meeting Two Materials:

If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact Stacie R. Beyer at or 106 Hogan Road, Suite 8, Bangor, ME 04401. Also, please let us know of others familiar with development in the LUPC service area who might be interested in participating.