Prospective Zoning Plan for the Rangeley Lakes Region

An Amendment to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission's Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Adopted: November 1, 2000

Effective Date: January 1, 2001

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Download the entire plan (PDF, 2.8 MB)


  • Cover (PDF, 39 KB)
  • Acknowledgements (PDF, 49 KB)
  • Letter from Governor Angus S. King (PDF, 51 KB)
  • Executive Summary (PDF, 159KB)
  • Introduction (PDF, 148 KB)
    • Rangeley Region First
    • Prospective Zones Are Different
    • Benefits
    • Rangeley Region Study Area
    • Public Involvement
  • The Rangeley Region (PDF, 473 KB)
    • Regional Setting
    • High Value Resources
    • Year-round Population
    • Seasonal Population
    • Trend Toward Permanent Construction
    • Development Patterns
    • Land Consumption
    • Land Ownership
    • Land Conservation
    • Other Initiatives
  • The Plan (PDF, 567 KB) Prospective Planning Principles
    • Regional Vision
    • New Development Zones
    • Other Potential Development Areas
    • Amount of Development Planned for 20 Years
    • Plan Implementation
  • Conceptual Description of Zones (PDF, 277 KB)
    • Community Center (D-GN2)
    • Rural Settlement (D-GN3)
    • Extended Settlement (D-ES)
    • Community Residential (D-RS2)
    • Residential Recreation (D-RS3)
    • Semi-Remote Lakes (P-GP2)
  • Development Standards (PDF, 41 KB)
    • Why do we need these standards?
    • What will the standards accomplish?
  • Criteria for Rezoning (PDF, 52 KB)
    • Why do we need these criteria?
    • What will the criteria accomplish?
  • Appendices