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Town of Orono

Planning and Economic Development
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Changing colors around a pond
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Part of the Orono Land Trust trail system
Photo of Orono Maine
Orono's Monument Square, circa 1908

 

Overview

Overview

The Planning and Economic Development Office provides Orono with comprehensive land-use planning services and advises the Planning Board and Town Council on all development matters.  We welcome the opportunity to help applicants and citizens understand requirements for moving through local subdivision and site plan reviews.   

The Office routinely looks for opportunities for economic development and redevelopment; to maintain the rural character of outlying parts of Town; and to protect the environmental quality of the community.  It works with the University of Maine, the Orono Village Association, the Orono Economic Development Corporation, and others to create an environment in which the University, Downtown, and businesses can grow.

Follow the Update of Orono's Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan Committee on June 5, 2014, recommended its updated Comprehensive Plan to the Town Council.  Look here for a complete draft of the plan, including background chapters and maps and proposed policies and actions. The Town Council will review and act on the plan over coming months.  Public comments are welcome at any time.