Gorham East-West Corridor Land Use Planning

gorham e-w mapPurpose: To provide technical assistance to Portland, Standish, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Gorham to support the regional land use pattern recommended in the 2011 Gorham East-West Corridor Phase I Study.

Status: Consultant to be hired in the summer of 2014. Study scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Budget: $100,000

Scope: The six municipalities, the Maine Turnpike Authority and MaineDOT wish to foster land use patterns that benefit transportation efficiency and avoid increased municipal costs. The purpose of this study is to provide a regional framework on which to build regionally coordinated land use strategies, mechanisms, and/or codes for each of the member municipalities. Their integration and coordination must support and promote the preferred “Urban and Rural Form.” The desired form includes compact priority growth areas and intact rural and preservation areas. Additionally the growth areas and their forms must demonstrate transit accommodation and support for connection by public transit with buses and/or fixed guideways.