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Remote Meetings: 
During this time of public health concern relative to COVID-19, the Planning Board is hosting remote meetings.  Also, please feel free to contact the Planning & Development Department with any questions at 207-236-3353 ext 7103. 

The Planning Board reviews applications and proposals for major development, including site plans and subdivisions to ensure compliance with the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations; and serves a key role in implementing and ensuring these projects are consistent with the Town of Camden's  Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the Planning Board makes recommendations for Town of Camden's Zoning Ordinance amendments as needed.

Planning & Development Review Process
The Planning & Development Review Process includes an initial contact with Camden's Planning &  Development Director -- who will determine the level of review necessary for your project. Some projects or developments will require only staff review from the Planning Department and approval by the Planning & Development Director, while some projects will require review by the Planning Board. Those projects will be reviewed first by the Planning Department, then sent to the Planning Board for review and approval. The Planning Board ensures that zoning, infrastructure, traffic, environmental, and additional considerations are evaluated, along with ensuring consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Board Meetings
The Planning Board typically meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5PM. To view upcoming meeting agendas, click the sidebar to your left.

Planning Board Members

Members Expiration
Ethan Shaw, Chair 6/2025
Patt Chen 6/2025
Lucia deCordre 6/2024
Christopher Rheault 6/2024
John Cole 6/2026
Mark Murray - ALT 6/2024
Matthew Wolf - ALT 6/2024

Please note: if you intend to communicate with members regarding a current matter being considered by the Planning Board please be advised of this limitation: Ex parte communications are a particular concern because they involve an opportunity for one party to influence a decision maker outside the presence of other parties and off the record, violating due process requirements.

Additional Information
For additional information regarding the application process, please call the Planning &  Development Department at 207-236-3353 ext 7103.

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