Inclusionary Zoning

The City Council adopted ordinance changes in October 2015 that require all new housing developments of 10 units of more meet a 10% workforce housing requirement.  The introduction of Inclusionary Zoning ensures critically needed workforce housing is built or through a fee-in-lieu option, funded for development at a later date.  In 2019, Portland amended Chapter 14 of the Land Use Code to require new hotel projects with 10 or more hotel guest rooms within any five-year period, to provide low-income housing for rent on-site, or pay a fee-in-lieu to support affordable housing in the City.  Linked below are the Implementation Guidelines and Regulations that detail how the City’s Inclusionary Zoning requirements may be satisfied.  

Inclusionary Zoning Development Projects

Since the passage of the Inclusionary ZoningOrdinance in 2015, there have been several projects reviewed under its requirements. The projects have chosen a number of creative approaches towards meeting the Ordinance, which is designed to provide flexibility in how to produce workforce housing. 

Note that the units and fee-in-lieu contributions are not provided until the project is complete. Construction can take two years for a major project.  This chart gives a sense of the projects completed, under construction and within the pipeline towards producing workforce housing:

AddressStatus# of UnitsTypeWorkforceOn-SiteOff-SiteFee-in-lieu


169 Newbury St (Luminato)Completed 26Condo202$0
62 India Street (Mason Block)Completed 29Condo000$276,500**
443 Congress StCompleted 28Rental000$280,000 *
20 Thames St (Twenty Thames)Completed 27Condo000$270,000***
1 Joy Place (Onejoy)Completed 12Condo110$0
60 Parris St (Parris Terraces)Completed 23Condo220$0
70 Anderson StCompleted 10Rental110$0
1700 Westbrook St (Stroudwater)Phase 1 UC 50 SF123SF/Townhouse12120$0
383 Commercial (Hobson’s Landing)Under Construction89Condo808$0
56 Hampshire St (Verdante)Under Construction30Rental101$219,868
86 Newbury Street (Shipyard)Under Construction10Rental110$0
50 Monument SquareUnder Construction21Rental000$222,789
40-46 Free StreetUnder Construction51Rental550$10,609
75 Chestnut St (Lofts 75)2016 Approval expired54Rental550$0
161 York St2017 Approval extended11Condo000$110,000
221 Congress St2017 Approval expired17Condo000$170,000
153-165 Sheridan St (Sumner Hghts)2017 Approval extended19Condo110$0
218-220 Washington StApproved (2017)45Condo000$416,250
22 Hope Ave Subdivision (Brandy Ln)Approved (2018)16SF Home110$0
300 Allen AvenueApproved (2018)12Condo110$0
10 Hammond StreetApproved (2019)16Condo000$169,744
57 St. Lawrence StreetApproved (2019)15/1Rental/SF220$63,456
132 Marginal WayApproved (2019)192Rental23230$0
130 Morning Street (MHNCDO)Approved (2019)9Condo110$0
58 Fore StreetApproved (2020)14tbd220$0
Pending Projects- 2020

60-62 Atlantic (MHNCDO)not under review9TBD1100
844 Stevens Avenot under review21RentalTBDTBDTBDTBD
1006 Congress St (AHTIF)not under reviewTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
200 Federal Streetnot under reviewTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
83 Middle Streetnot under reviewTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
104 Grant Streetnot under review23Condo8800
200 Valley Streetnot under review60Rental484800
33-37 Montreal Street (MHNCDO)Under Review9Condo110 $                -  
138R and 126 North St (MHNCDO/IZ)Under Review11Condo/Rental210 $            0.10
45 Brown StreetUnder Review247/49Rental/CondoTBDTBDTBD TBD 
5 - 7 India StreetUnder Review24RentalTBDTBDTBDTBD
3 Portland SquareUnder Review24TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
208 Fore StreetUnder Review34Condo000$355,977
Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Development Overlay

* Fee-in-lieu collected on 12-19-2017

**  Fee-in-lieu collected on 7-3-2018

*** Fee-in-lieu collected on 2-25-2019

If you have any questions regarding the Inclusionary Zoning program, please contact  Victoria Volent at