Planning Board

Zoom meeting
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

This meeting will be held online/virtually, using Zoom teleconferencing. Due to security concerns, audience members will be able to see and hear all other participants in the meeting but will be allowed to speak only if recognized by the Planning Board Chairperson. Video broadcasts will only be permitted for the Board, staff members and applicants. Video broadcasts by audience members will be disabled.
To participate with video and audio, please use the following link from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other video capable device:
You can also join the meeting by entering the following meeting/webinar ID on 870 1622 8494


If prompted, please enter your information, as it will help us to identify members of the audience who wish to speak during the meeting.
In order to participate with via telephone (audio only), please call any of the following numbers:
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592
And enter the following webinar/meeting ID when prompted: 870 1622 8494 International numbers available:
Although there are no public hearings on this agenda, the Board may choose to take public comment. In addition to, or as an alternative to commenting at the virtual meeting, you may comment in writing regarding an agenda item. Please submit any written comments at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to ensure that they are received in time for the meeting. Comments can be provided in writing, via email to Caroline Pelletier, Town Planner, Comments can also be mailed to Town of Freeport c/o Town Planner 30 Main Street Freeport, Maine 04032.
ITEM I: Information Exchange
1) Update on Overlay District Working Group
2) Update on recent actions by the Staff Review Board and Project Review Board
3) Update on the “Town of Freeport Emergency Ordinance: Temporary Suspension of Certain Ordinance
Standards To Safely Accommodate Expanded Outdoor Business Activities due to COVID-19”

ITEM II: Approval of the minutes from the Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Planning Board meeting.

ITEM III: WORKSHOP - This workshop has been requested by Desert of Maine Campground, Inc. and Heestand Family Holding, LLC to discuss options for possible amendments to the Freeport Zoning Ordinance to allow for proposed development and redevelopment of the Desert of Maine Property at 95 Desert Road (Tax Map 22, Lot 8). The applicant is looking for some feedback from the Board on some different options. This will be a discussion only and no action by the Board will be taken.

ITEM IV: Discussion of upcoming meeting schedule and possible agenda items including: public notification requirements; draft solar regulations; Shoreland Zoning updates; and, a possible repeal of Section 504 C. Rural Flexible Lot Development of the Freeport Zoning Ordinance.

ITEM V: Persons wishing to address the Board on non-agenda items. ITEM VI: Adjourn.

Back Up Material:

March 4, 2020 PB Minutes


Desert of Me Concept

Vision for Desert of Me