LD 2003

On June 13, 2022 the Town Council referred to the Ordinance Committee preparation of ordinance amendments to implement the State of Maine Legislature LD 2003 signed into law by Governor Janet Mills on April 27, 2022:  "An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Increase Housing Opportunities in Maine by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions." The law expands the ability to build multi-unit properties in certain residential zones by loosening zoning restrictions in an effort to increase affordable housing units statewide.  LD 2003 land use requirements take effect July 1, 2023.

On June 16, 2023, LD 1706 was enacted, granting extensions to, "Municipalities for which ordinances may be enacted by municipal officers without further action or approval by the voters of the municipality."  

STATE OF MAINE LD 2003  

Notice of Agency Rulemaking Proposal


CAPE ELIZABETH ZONING ORDINANCE AND LD 2003:  PROCESS, MEETINGS AND UPDATES:


LD 2003 Zoning Ordinance Amendments (Effective 1-10-2024)




DATE:EVENT:NOTES:
   January 8, 2024






Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials





Town Council votes 5-0 in favor of acknowledging the ad-hoc Housing Diversity Study Committee's Final Report with the approval of a February 5, 2024 workshop to review priority items to be sent to the Ordinance Committee.

   December 11, 2023






Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials





Town Council votes 4-3 in favor of adopting Councilor Reiniger's draft substitute amendments, with amendments by Councilor Anderson.  The prevailing side did not consider the changes substantive and therefore did not warrant undertaking processes as outlined by Town Charter and Zoning Ordinances.
   November 13, 2023



Town Council Meeting
Public Hearing and expected council vote on LD 2003
Meeting Materials

Town Council votes 6-1 in favor of approving proposed amendments; Councilor Reiniger opposed.

  November 1, 2023



Town Council Workshop
Meeting Materials
LD 2003 Amendments


   October 25, 2023




Town Council Ordinance Committee
Meeting Materials
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:00 p.m. - Jordan Conference Room


   October 16, 2023





Town Council Ordinance Committee
PUBLIC FORUM
Monday, October 16, 2023
VIDEO

Press Release




   October 5, 2023





Town Council Ordinance Committee
Recording Studio




Let's Connect: Understanding LD 2003's Impact on Cape Elizabeth [Audio Podcast and Video]
https://youtu.be/NQbusASOVTM

Article

   September 19, 2023


Town Council Ordinance Committee
Meeting Materials


  September 13, 2023


Town Council Ordinance Committee
Meeting Materials


  July 17, 2023







Town Council Meeting & Public Hearing
Meeting Materials






Following a Public Hearing in which over 20 people provided comments to the Town Council, Councilor Penny Jordan made a motion to refer the proposed amendments back to the Ordinance Committee; Councilor Caitlin Jordan seconded the motion and all councilors voted unanimously in favor of the motion.  

  July 10, 2023


Town Council Meeting & Public Hearing


Meeting rescheduled to July 17 due to unforeseen circumstances.

  June 12, 2023






Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials





Council votes 5-1 to reduce ADU maximum square footage to 1,100 sf.  

Council votes 4-2 to send ordinance amendments to Public Hearing on July 10, 2023.

  May 16, 2023



Planning Board Meeting
Meeting Materials


Public Hearing
Planning Board votes 7-0 to forward recommendations to Town Council.

  May 2, 2023


Planning Board Workshop
Workshop Materials


  April 10, 2023









Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials








Town Council votes 4-2 to forward Ordinance Committee's proposed amendments to the Planning Board for report back to the Town Council. In addition, the vote approves referring to the ad-hoc Housing Diversity Study Committee the supplemental options list to promote affordable housing as outlined in the April 6, 2023 Memo from the Ordinance Committee,  for report back to the Town Council.  

  April 5, 2023


Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials

Ordinance Committee votes to send draft amendments to Town Council.  Recommends
  March 9, 2023



Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials


This meeting will be held in the Jordan Conference Room.  No live streaming available.

  February 9, 2023




 

Informational Public Forum on LD 2003 Amendments
Council Chambers, Town Hall
6:00 p.m.
Presentation
VIDEO


This forum will be streamed on CETV LIVE and recorded for future viewing on CETV OnDemand.




  January 26, 2023



Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials



  January 18, 2023



Town Council Workshop
Meeting Materials


Council returns draft amendments to Ordinance Committee



  October 12, 2022


Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials

Council receives draft amendments from Ordinance Committee

  September 14, 2022


Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials

Ordinance Committee sends draft amendments to Town Council for workshop discussion.

  August 10, 2022


Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials


  July 18, 2022


Ordinance Committee Meeting
Meeting Materials


  June 13, 2022


Town Council Meeting
Meeting Materials

Town Council votes to refer review of LD 2003 requirements to Ordinance Committee

  April 22, 2022


LD 2003 signed into law by Governor Mills
LD 2003



DOCUMENTS
STATE OF MAINE LD 1706
Informational Public Forum on LD 2003 Amendments - 2/9/23 PRESENTATION  
Ordinance Committee LD 2003 Supplemental Information: January 25, 2023 Staff Memo
Ordinance Committee Statement of Findings: Draft LD 2003 Amendments
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development: LD 2003 Guidance
AARP ABCs of ADUs: A Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units and how they expand housing options for people of all ages
CE LD 2003 Q.M. Hill
ADU Reform Webinar: July 15, 2022 Staff Memo
The Boulous Company Greater Portland Outlook
New York Times, "Senior Housing That Seniors Actually Like," January 29, 2023
DRAFT (1-30-23) LD 2003 Zoning Ordinance Amendments 
STATE OF MAINE LD 2003 and Notice of Agency Rulemaking Proposal


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