For Immediate Release – January 3, 2022
Press Release Contact: Anne M Krieg, AICP – Planning Officer, City of Bangor Planning Division
(207) 992-4280, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Bangor to Host Lecture Series for 2022 Comprehensive Plan Project
For the months of January, February and into March 2022, the City of Bangor Planning Division will be hosting a series of lectures on a range of topics. This event is part of the public participation process for the Comprehensive Plan. The lectures will begin on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Zoom links and general information can be found under the city website calendar, or more specifically at www.bangormaine.gov/planbangor, and will be updated as information becomes available. The first lecture is planned for January 12th. An in-person wrap up of all the lectures for discussion will be on March 9th in the Laurence E. Crofutt Community Room at the Bangor library on Harlow Street from 12-1:30 PM and again at 6:00-7:30 PM.
The purpose of the lectures is to spur discussion on planning projects and policies that are working in other communities. The lecturers are people from other communities that have successfully implemented policies such as form based codes in Ithaca, NY, or, decades ago the creation of pedestrian malls in the core business district in Burlington, VT. We also have people running productive projects for community gardens, community land trusts, and affordable housing. Speaker information will be posted the week of lectures. Topics are on the attached flyer.
The goal of the lecture series is to obtain public feedback on these topics to determine if the city should pursue these policies or projects as part of strategies for the city’s 2022 Comprehensive Plan.
Registration is not required. The lectures are open to Bangor residents, business owners, people who work in Bangor and our visitors to Bangor.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.