The Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance relating to LD 2003 this evening, Monday, November 13, 2023. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers and will offer hybrid remote participation. Following the public hearing, the Town Council will consider the approval of the proposed amendments.
The Town Council last reviewed the proposed amendments at a November 1 workshop whereby Councilor Timothy Reiniger requested Town Manager Matthew Sturgis to provide an evaluation of the conceivable impact the enactment of the LD 2003 ordinance changes may have on the Town's real estate. In particular, the request was to focus on demolition/rebuilds, accessory dwelling units, multi-family housing, and absorption rates for new construction. A November 9 Memorandum from Sturgis provides this evaluation, using data from the past 6 to 21 years.
Since being signed into law by the State Legislature on April 27, 2022, the process of reviewing Cape Elizabeth's Zoning Ordinance in relation to requirements enforced by LD 2003, has been rigorous in order to meet the January 1, 2024 deadline. Town Attorney Mary Costigan has provided a document outlining the Town's proposed amendments as required by LD 2003, as well as those areas which allow individual towns flexibility.
To review all documents, process, meeting materials and videos, please visit the LD 2003 page.