Greenville Planning Board to hold info. session on new housing regulations

GREENVILLE — In April 2002, the Maine Legislature enacted and Gov. Janet Mills signed into law Public Law 2021, ch. 672. Legislative Document 2003, as it is commonly known, is intended to address the shortage of housing in Maine by removing regulatory barriers to creating additional housing.

The main provisions of LD 2003 address three specific housing issues. First, the legislation allows for additional density for affordable housing developments. Second, it allows for between two and four dwelling units per lot where residential uses are permitted. And third, it allows accessory dwelling units on the same lot as a single family home.

Greenville’s Planning Board has been working steadily to make the town’s Land Use Ordinance compliant with LD 2003.

The planning board will host an informational session on the changes to the town’s ordinance on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. in the town hall. A Zoom link will be posted to the planning board’s page on the town’s website a week before the session. 

Ben Averill, housing opportunity coordinator of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, will be available to answer questions.

Questions? Contact Code Enforcement Officer Ron Sarol at 207-695-2421 or or John Contreni, chair of the planning board, at 207-695-3871.

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