Learn about the Comprehensive Plan update progress.  Including the Steering Committee, upcoming meetings, meeting minutes and sub-committee opportunities.

Contact

Ellsworth Planning Department
Matthew Williams
207-669-6615
mwilliams@ellsworthmaine.gov

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
compplan2035@ellsworthmaine.gov

Digital Public Engagement

2004 Comprehensive Plan

View Ellsworth’s existing Comprehensive Plan (PDF)


Committee Member Information

  • The Steering Committee


    Brian Langley
    Committee Chair

    Jennifer Sala
    Committee Vice Chair

    John DeLeo
    Committee Member / Planning Board Member

    Rick Lyles
    Committee Member / Planning Board Member

    Casey Hanson
    Committee Member / City Councilor

    Jon Stein
    Committee Member / City Councilor

    Nick Turner
    Committee Member

    Paul Markosian
    Committee Member

    Nancy Smith
    Committee Member

    Eric Marichal
    Committee Member

    Levi Rogers
    Committee Member

    Erin Witham
    Committee Member

    Roles and Responsibilities Steering Committee 01-2023

  • Sub-Committees

    Join the Comprehensive Plan Subcommittees as they discuss several topics relevant to Ellsworth. All meetings are open to the public.

    Subcommittee Meeting Schedule:

    Housing – August 22nd 12PM – Union River Estates, Community Room (430 Water Street)
    Population & Demographics – August 22nd 4PM – Ellsworth City Hall
    Economy – August 25th 10AM – Union River Lobster Pot (8 South Street)
    Marine Resources – August 26th 12PM – Union River Lobster Pot (8 South Street)
    Public Facilities – August 28th 1PM – Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library
    Agricultural & Forested Resources – August 29th 4:30PM – Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library
    Transportation – August 30th 5PM – Ellsworth City Hall
    Water Resources – August 31st 1PM – Harbor Park Gazebo
    Historic & Archaeological Resources – August 31st 5PM – Chamberlain House (357 State Street)
    Natural Resources – September 16th 1PM – Ellsworth City Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Comprehensive Plan?

    The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to provide a community with the opportunity to reflect on its past strengths and areas for improvement while also creating actionable steps to address current priorities. The process should preserve sense of place, history, and natural resources. The new plan will ultimately become a guide for future growth and development, covering subjects such as, but not limited to, land use, zoning, capacity and expansion of utilities, economic development, transportation, housing, recreation, capital budgeting, provision for municipal services and facilities, and regional coordination. The plan will also formulate a direction for effective public policy, master planning, and land use decisions for the future. The planning process will highlight strong community engagement that involves residents and stakeholders in crafting a plan that truly mirrors the needs and values of the city today as it prepares for the opportunities of tomorrow.

  • When does the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meet?

    5:30PM on the 4th Monday of every month at the Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers.

  • How can the public participate?

    At every Steering Committee meeting, there will be designated time for the public to provide input.  In addition, when sub-committees are formed these meetings will be driven entirely by public comment and discussion.  Finally, there will be multiple other opportunities for public engagement once a consultant is hired such as surveys, focus groups, etc.

  • Can I attend meetings remotely?

    You can attend remotely via a zoom webinar.  Each meeting will use the following webinar link.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88272320339

    Webinar ID: 882 7232 0339