- About Us
- For Developers
- For Citizens
- Comprehensive Plan
The Ellsworth Planning Department develops, maintains and updates plans, systems, and services necessary to accommodate growth and development in the City. The Planning Department is involved with a wide variety of projects from the planning stages to implementation. Many projects are conducted in conjunction with other City Departments and include a public and private partnership.
The Planning Department also works with developers in preparation of their project being reviewed by the Planning Board. Technical Review Team meetings, where City Department are at the table to answer questions and provide information, are held monthly. Developers may request a Technical Review Team meeting at any time by contacting the Department staff.
Amendments to the Land Use Ordinances
This page summarizes and provides drafts of proposed amendments to the City of Ellsworth’s land use ordinances (Chapter 56, Unified Development Ordinance and Chapter 28, Subdivision Ordinance) and provides updates on related or upcoming activities. Any questions can be sent to email@example.com.
There are no current changes proposed.
There are no moratoriums in place.
The Ellsworth Comprehensive Plan is tailored to the needs of the Ellsworth community while meeting the goals of the State’s Growth Management Act.
Visit the Comprehensive Plan city webpage.
- Aquifers, Floodplains and Well Heads
- Critical Natural Areas
- Current Land Use
- Development Constraints
- Future Land Use
- Future Land Use Inset
- Historic Resources
- Soil Type Ratings for Development
- Water and Sewer Infrastructure
- Zoning Map*
* Zoning map used when developing the Comprehensive Plan. This is not the current Zoning Map.
The Ellsworth Planning Board is a seven-member Council-appointed board charged with the review of all proposed subdivision and major conditional use projects, as well as ordinance amendments and zone changes.
City Ordinance Chapter 18 establishes and guides the Planning Board.
The Planning Board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
- Planning Board Members
- Technical Review Team
The purpose of the Technical Review Team (TRT) meeting is to:
- Help developers prepare for the Planning Board meeting, and
- Provide the Planning Board with an opinion on the completeness of the project proposal and on the quality of the information provided.
The TRT, consists of the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the Highway Foreman, the Water Superintendent, the Wastewater Superintendent, the Code Enforcement Officer, and the Planner. The TRT reviews and comments on specific development proposals that may be or are scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board.
Written findings from the regular TRT monthly meeting are provided to the Planning Board members for their consideration. The same information is provided to the applicant upon request.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to request a special TRT meeting prior to the regular TRT monthly meeting. The regular monthly meeting is scheduled on Wednesday immediately following the Planning Board project submittal deadline, at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber. Please call to confirm the date, time, and location of the TRT meeting as it is sometimes rescheduled.
Contact the Planning Department at (207) 667-2563