Inclusionary Zoning

The City Council adopted ordinance changes in October 2015 that require all new housing developments of 10 units of more meet a 10% workforce housing requirement.  The introduction of Inclusionary Zoning ensures critically needed workforce housing is built or through a fee-in-lieu option, funded for development at a later date.  In 2019, Portland amended Chapter 14 of the Land Use Code to require new hotel projects with 10 or more hotel guest rooms within any five-year period, to provide low-income housing for rent on-site, or pay a fee-in-lieu to support affordable housing in the City.  Linked below are the Implementation Guidelines and Regulations that detail how the City’s Inclusionary Zoning requirements may be satisfied.  

Inclusionary Zoning Development Projects

Since the passage of the Inclusionary ZoningOrdinance in 2015, there have been several projects reviewed under its requirements. The projects have chosen a number of creative approaches towards meeting the Ordinance, which is designed to provide flexibility in how to produce workforce housing. 

Note that the units and fee-in-lieu contributions are not provided until the project is complete. Construction can take two years for a major project.  This chart gives a sense of the projects completed, under construction and within the pipeline towards producing workforce housing:

AddressStatus# of UnitsTypeWorkforce UnitsOn-SiteOff-SiteFee-in-lieu
169 Newbury St (Luminato)Completed 26Condo202$0
62 India Street (Mason Block)Completed 29Condo000$276,500
443 Congress StCompleted 28Rental000$280,000 
20 Thames St (Twenty Thames)Completed 27Condo000$270,000
1 Joy Place (Onejoy)Completed 12Condo110$0
60 Parris St (Parris Terraces)Completed 23Condo220$0
70 Anderson StCompleted 10Rental110$0
1700 Westbrook St (Stroudwater)Phase 1 UC 50 SF123SF/Townhouse12120$0
383 Commercial (Hobson’s Landing)Under Construction89Condo808$0
56 Hampshire St (Verdante)Under Construction30Rental101$219,868
86 Newbury Street (Shipyard)Under Construction10Rental110$0
50 Monument SquareUnder Construction21Rental000$222,789
40-46 Free StreetUnder Construction51Rental550$10,609
75 Chestnut St (Lofts 75)2016 Approval Extended54Rental550$0
153-165 Sheridan St (Sumner Hghts)2017 Approval Extended19Condo110$0
218-220 Washington St2017 Approval Extended45Condo000$416,250
22 Hope Ave Subdivision (Brandy Ln)Approved (2018)16SF Home110$0
300 Allen AvenueApproved (2018)12Condo110$0
10 Hammond StreetApproved (2019)16Condo000$169,744
57 St. Lawrence StreetApproved (2019)15/1Rental/SF220$63,456
132 Marginal WayApproved (2019)192Rental23230$0
130 Morning Street (MHNCDO)Approved (2019)9Condo110$0
58 Fore StreetApproved (2020)14Rental220$0
132 Marginal WayApproved (2019)192Rental23230$0
130 Morning StreetApproved (2019)9 Condo110$0
5-7 India StreetApproved (2020)24Rental330$0
128R and 126 North StreetApproved (2020)6/6Condo/Rental1/11/10$21,757
Pending Projects- 2020






844 Stevens AveUnder Review21RentalTBDTBDTBDTBD
33-37 Montreal Street (MHNCDO)Under Review9Condo110 $                -  
138R and 126 North St (MHNCDO/IZ)Under Review11Condo/Rental210 $            0.10
45 Brown StreetUnder Review278Rental29290$0
3 Portland SquareUnder Review24TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
208 Fore StreetUnder Review34Condo000$355,977
MHNCDO =
Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Development Overlay 






If you have any questions regarding the Inclusionary Zoning program, please contact  Victoria Volent at Vvolent@portlandmaine.gov