Prospective Zoning Plan for the Rangeley Lakes Region
Revised February 21, 2023
As the result of a five-year planning process, the Prospective Zoning Plan for the Rangeley Lakes Region (the Plan or PZP) became effective on January 1, 2001. That plan and the companion rule revisions achieved several outcomes:
- pre-identified areas within 10 minor civil divisions where the community intended to focus development;
- Applied additional rezoning standards to allow the plan to work; and
- Created additional development criteria for vegetative buffers, lighting, and dimensional requirements.
In 2022, the Commission reviewed development trends within the Plan Area and assessed how the plan has performed. Through the summer and fall of 2022, the Commission sought public comments on the report and feedback on next steps from the community. A summary report of the feedback received and recommendations for next steps were presented at the February 8, 2023, Commission meeting. The table below includes key documents and information about the review process.
The Commission invites all comments and conclusions about the 2001 Prospective Zoning Plan for the Rangeley Lakes Region or the 2022 LUPC Evaluation and Progress Report. We also welcome your thoughts about potential next steps regarding the PZP, including whether there is community interest in updating the Plan.
If you would like to discuss this project or offer comments, you can contact Tim Beaucage by e-mail: Timothy.Beaucage@maine.gov, by phone at (207) 931-6974, or by sending your comments to: Rangeley Prospective Zoning Plan Land Use Planning Commission, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
You may also submit comments using the Comment Form.
|Date||Project Update or Event||Additional Information|
|February 2023||Outreach Report||
|June 2022||Additional Public Review Materials|
|May 2022||20-Year Progress Report|
|2014||15-Year Progress Report||
|2009||10-Year Progress Report||
|2004||5-Year Progress Report||
|January 1, 2001||Plan and Rule Revisions become Effective||
2001 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
The following documents are available for downloading in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If you cannot open these files, go to www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html to download free Adobe Reader® software for viewing and printing PDF files.
- Cover (PDF 39KB)
- Acknowledgements (PDF 49KB)
- Letter from Governor Angus S. King (PDF 51KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF 159KB)
- Introduction (PDF 148KB)
- Rangeley Region First
- Prospective Zones Are Different
- Rangeley Region Study Area
- Public Involvement
- The Rangeley Region (PDF 473
- 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 567KB)
- 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 41KB)
- Why do we need these standards?
- What will the standards accomplish?
- Criteria for Rezoning (PDF 52KB)
- Why do we need these criteria?
- What will the criteria accomplish?