Land Use Information

Land Use Ordinance (Click here to use the Town of Bar Harbor Land Use Ordinance Chapter 125)

DRAFT ORDERS FOR LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
PUBLIC HEARINGS AT PLANNING BOARD MEETING
ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2021 AT 4PM (VIA ZOOM WEBINAR)

Members of the public are welcome to take part in the meeting via the Zoom webinar. The webinar can be accessed and joined by going to the website https://zoom.us and clicking the “Join a Meeting” button. When prompted, enter the meeting ID (816 1669 6971), followed by the passcode (902749). You will be prompted to enter your name and email address. To join by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and enter the numbers listed above when prompted. The webinar can also be accessed and joined by clicking on this direct link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81616696971?pwd=OG92aXNIU0Q1bm5HT25FT0NwSWZaUT09.


Public Hearing — Draft Warrant Article — LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT — Signage — Shall an ordinance, dated December 16, 2020, and entitled “An amendment to amend existing regulations regarding certain types of internally illuminated signs, establish a color temperature limit for externally illuminated signs, amend what types of sign may be replaced without Design Review Board review, and add related definitions” be enacted?

Public Hearing — Draft Warrant Article — LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT — Regulation of Short-Term Rentals — Shall an ordinance, dated December 16, 2020, and entitled “An amendment to regulate short-term rentals by creating and defining vacation rental-1 and vacation rental-2 uses to be allowed in certain districts, establish specific standards for vacation rental-1 and vacation rental-2, and amend and add related definitions” be enacted?

Public Hearing — Draft Warrant Article — LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT — Prohibition of Transferability of Short-Term Rental Registrations — Shall an ordinance, dated December 16, 2020, and entitled “An amendment to prohibit the transfer of short-term rental registrations, and add related definitions” be enacted?


Report: Regulating Vacation Rentals — Bar Harbor, Maine

A report has been prepared documenting the process that went into developing the two draft orders posted above relating to vacation rentals, the data that was used and the discussions that took place over the course of the 12 months that led to this point. It provides necessary and important context for what went into the draft orders above, which goes beyond the formal strike-through and underlined language found in the draft order documents. It is available by clicking here.