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Town of Orono

Planning and Economic Development
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Orono's Monument Square, circa 1908
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The Stillwater River in the middle of town
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The Orono Town Office during the Holidays

 

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

On November 9, 2015, the Town Council adopted the Update to the Comprehensive Plan.  It can be found here.  

The Town Council currently is considering amendments to the 2009 Forestry & Agriculture Addendum to the Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan Committee's recommendations can be downloaded here.