Planning News Update

New Planning Board Remote Participation Policy

Effective January 5, 2022, the Ellsworth Planning Board has adopted a policy governing remote participation in its public proceedings or meetings of its committees and sub-committees. Please see the policy at the following link and contact the Planning Department with any questions. Planning Board Remote ....Read More

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  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Contact
  • Elena Piekut

    City Planner

    Kerri Taylor

    Development Services Coordinator

    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.

  • Land Use, Zoning & Special Zones Maps

    The Planning Department maintains land use, zoning and special zone maps showing zones within which various uses are permitted.

    Special Projects

    The Planning Department is involved with a wide variety of projects from the planning stages to construction. Many of these projects are conducted in conjunction with other City Departments and include a public and private partnership component.

  • Recently Approved Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance

    This webpage summarizes and provides drafts of both pending and approved proposed amendments to the City of Ellsworth’s land use ordinance (Chapter 56 Unified Development Ordinance). Below also contains information on any current moratoriums that are in effect.  Any questions about these proposals or moratoriums can be sent to ktaylor@ellsworthmaine.gov, or by calling 207-669-6615.

    AMENDMENTS:

    None at this time.

    Current Moratoriums:

    Medium- and Large-Scale Solar Energy Systems Moratorium Ordinance
    On October 18, 2021, the City Council voted to adopt a moratorium on medium- and large-scale solar energy developments. The moratorium will be in effect for 180 days to allow adequate time to study land use implications and to develop and implement the necessary amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance in response to the City Council’s concern regarding the increased number of solar energy developments within Ellsworth. Any questions, concerns, or comment regarding this moratorium can be emailed to ktaylor@ellsworthmaine.gov or by calling 207-669-6615.

    View Current Moratoriums Details

  • The Ellsworth Comprehensive Plan is tailored to the needs of the Ellsworth community while meeting the goals of the State’s Growth Management Act.

    Maps

    * Zoning map used when developing the Comprehensive Plan. This is not the current Zoning Map.

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