Comprehensive Planning Committee

The Comprehensive Planning Committee is charged with developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic, long-term land use policies as outlined in the  2024 Comprehensive Plan. The Committee will facilitate implementation by coordinating with the Town Council, Planning Board, Town departments, School Department officials, and citizen advisory boards, committees and commissions. With support from the Department of Planning & Development, the Committee shall:

  • Regularly review the Comprehensive Plan and issue annual reports to the Planning Board and Town Council; and
  • Recommend setting or resetting priorities to the Planning Board, Town Council or other Boards and Committees; and
  • Identify the most efficient strategies for implementation in alignment with Town departments and Town boards and committees; and
  • Track and convene the identified responsible parties for the implementation strategies and actions to ensure that the plan goals are being addressed. In some cases, the Committee, or a working group of Committee members, may be called upon to be the responsible party to implement any of the strategies and actions.

It is anticipated that the Committee will meet monthly at the start up but could be reduced to quarterly meetings depending on the priorities and the creation of working groups. Meeting details will be shared once the Committee is formed.


COMMITEE MEMBERS
The Town is currently recruiting members for the eleven (11) member Committee and two (2) student members. Interested individuals and students may apply using the online Board application. The deadline to apply is September 13, at which time the interested candidates will be forwarded to the Town Council’s Nomination Committee for consideration. Interested individuals and students may also reach out to Erin Zwirko, Director of Planning & Development, at 207-846-2401 or ezwirko@yarmouth.me.us to learn more.

Town Council Liaison: 
Karin Orenstein, Zoe Wolf

Town Staff Liaison: Erin Zwirko - Director of Planning and Development, 207-864-2401

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2024 Comprehensive Plan5 documents

  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan
    document _recordid 3990
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan: Front End
    document _recordid 3989
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan: Inventory Chapters
    document _recordid 3988
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan: Appendices
    document _recordid 3987
  • Complete and Consistence Finding
    document _recordid 3986

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Archive34 documents

2024 Meetings11 documents

  • May 28, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3979
  • May 14, 2024 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3978
  • May 14, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3977
  • April 23, 2024 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3976
  • April 23, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3975
  • February 27, 2024 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3974
  • February 27, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3973
  • February 13, 2024 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3971
  • February 13, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3970
  • January 23, 2024 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3969
  • January 23, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3968

2023 Meetings23 documents

  • December 19, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3966
  • December 19, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3965
  • November 28, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3964
  • November 28, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3963
  • October 24, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3962
  • October 24, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3961
  • SEptember 26, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3960
  • September 26, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3959
  • August 22, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3958
  • August 22, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3957
  • Cancelled - July 25, 2023 Notice
    document _recordid 3956
  • June 27, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3955
  • June 27, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3954
  • May 25, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3953
  • May 25, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3952
  • April 25, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3951
  • April 25, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3950
  • March 28, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3949
  • March 28, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3948
  • February 28, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3947
  • February 28, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3946
  • January 23, 2023 Meeting Summary
    document _recordid 3945
  • January 23, 2023 Meeting Materials
    document _recordid 3944

Plan Yarmouth Archive41 documents

Event Recordings12 documents

  • Town Council Adopts Comprehensive Plan
    document _recordid 4007
  • Joint Public Hearing of Town Council and Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
    document _recordid 4006
  • Rooted Narratives
    document _recordid 4005
  • Visualizing Density: A Guided Walking Tour of Our Historically Diverse Housing Stock
    document _recordid 4004
  • Future Land Use Workshop
    document _recordid 4003
  • Community Conversations: Environment & Natural Resources
    document _recordid 4002
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side! A Guided Nature Walk & Inaugural Land Acknowledgement Statement Reading
    document _recordid 4001
  • Community Conversations: Economy
    document _recordid 4000
  • Community Conversations: Housing
    document _recordid 3999
  • So You Think You Know Yarmouth? Trivia Night
    document _recordid 3998
  • What We've Learned: Data Highlights Workshop
    document _recordid 3996
  • Introduction to Comprehensive Planning
    document _recordid 3993

Market Studies2 documents

  • Real Estate Market Analysis
    document _recordid 4040
  • Affordable Housing Market Need Analysis
    document _recordid 4039

Miscellaneous Documents2 documents

  • Riverfront Woods Preserve Map and Land Acknowledgement Statement
    document _recordid 4044
  • DIY Visualizing Density Walk
    document _recordid 4043

Existing Conditions Map Room25 documents

  • Histirc Indigenous Territories
    document _recordid 4035
  • Local Historic Districts
    document _recordid 4034
  • Surveyed Historic Properties in Historic Districts
    document _recordid 4033
  • Demolition Delay Overlay Zone
    document _recordid 4032
  • Farmland Parcels
    document _recordid 4031
  • Conserved Lands
    document _recordid 4030
  • Wildlife and Habitat
    document _recordid 4029
  • Invasive Vevegtation
    document _recordid 4028
  • Freshwater Resources and Drainage Divides
    document _recordid 4027
  • Marine Resources
    document _recordid 4026
  • Coastal Bluffs
    document _recordid 4025
  • Shellfish Growing Areas
    document _recordid 4024
  • Public Facilities
    document _recordid 4023
  • Public Water and Wastewater Utilities
    document _recordid 4022
  • Stormwater Drainage
    document _recordid 4021
  • Recreation
    document _recordid 4020
  • Recreation - Downtown
    document _recordid 4019
  • Hazardous Areas
    document _recordid 4018
  • Existing Land Use - Downtown
    document _recordid 4017
  • Housing Land Use
    document _recordid 4016
  • Housing Land Use - Downtown
    document _recordid 4015
  • High Crash Locations
    document _recordid 4014
  • Road & Bridge Conditions
    document _recordid 4013
  • Road Jurisdiction
    document _recordid 4012
  • Sidewalk, Bike, Trail Infrastructure
    document _recordid 4011

Imagine Yarmouth Visioning Initiative1 document

  • Community Engagement Summary and Draft Vision Statement
    document _recordid 2586