Planning Board

Anyone with questions about a pending or planned project is encouraged to contact Planning Director Michele Gagnon by emailing for more information.

Contact information for the Planning Board is located lower on the page, beneath the agenda and applications.


  • 1st Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building (93 Cottage Street)
  •   2022/early 2023 Planning Board Schedule The deadline for applications deadline is 20 days prior to a meeting

Next meeting:

Wednesday, September 7 at 4 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting

Information about how to attend this meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.

An agenda and packet for the September 7 meeting will be posted when they are available.

Application materials for the projects set to be on the agenda will also be posted here, when available.

Other Projects Under Review:

Minor Site Plan Modification — MSP-2021-07 C-Ray Lobster Storage Expansion

  • Applicant/Owner: Joshua and Kaitlin Hodgkins, 882 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
  • Application:To permit an after-the-fact 14 feet by 24 feet storage structure attached to the building and an abutting 10 feet by 16 feet shed.
  • Location: The physical address of the project is 882 State Highway 3 (Tax Map 207, Lot 10). The land encompasses ±1.82 acres and is located in the Salsbury Cove Corridor District with a diminimus amount in the Salsbury Cove Rural District. The project is entirely located in the former district.
  • Public Review: The application is filed as MSP-2021-07 and is available for public review in the Planning Department office, which is located in the Municipal Building at 93 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor. It is also posted on the Planning Board webpage at
  • How to Comment: Under the requirements of Section 125-61 G., public comment may be received and reviewed until August 19, 2022. You may forward your comments in writing to Michele Gagnon at 93 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 or by email at
  • Questions: Contact Michele Gagnon, Planning Director at or (207) 288-3329.

Other Projects in the Pipeline:

Sketch Plan Review for Subdivision SD-2022-06 – Natures Gift Subdivision

Applicant/Owner: Kay and William Koplovitz Trustees, 1115 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Application: To subdivide a 35.08-acre lot into four lots.

Project Location: 1115 State Highway 3 (Tax Map 213, Lot 5-1), encompassing a total of ±35.08 acres, according to town tax records

Districts: Shoreland Limited Residential and Town Hill Residential

Link to Application: SD-2022-06 - Nature's Gift Subdivision (submitted 6/16/2022)

Sketch Plan Review for Subdivision SD-2022-03 – Shore Cottages at Park Entrance Motel Subdivision

Applicant: Holiday Associates of Naples, 1000 Market Street, Building 1, Suite 300, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Owners: Parkent LLC, 1001 Atlantic Ave, Suite 202, Delray, FL 33483 and Holiday Associates of Naples, 1000 Market Street, Building 1, Suite 202, Portsmouth, NH 03802-0477 

Application: To build seven dwelling units. Two units are proposed at 27 Ocean Avenue (Tax Map 223, Lot 13) which encompasses about two-thirds of an acre of land. Five units are proposed at 15 Ocean Avenue on the Park Entrance Motel lot (Tax Map 224, Lot 22) which encompasses ±8.02 acres of land. 

Project Location: 27 Ocean Avenue and 15 Ocean Avenue, respectively Tax Map 223, Lot 13 and Tax Map 224, Lot 22, encompassing a total of ±8.75 acres, according to town tax records

Districts: Hulls Cove Business and Shoreland General Development II (Hulls Cove)

Link to Application: SD-2022-03 Shore Cottages at Park Entrance Motel (submitted 6/16/2022)

Remote Participation Policy

The Planning Board has adopted a policy allowing for remote participation, as allowed under state law. A copy of that policy is available here.

At this time, due to the urgent issue of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the declarations of a public health emergency by both the US and Maine departments of Health & Human Services, that remote participation policy is in force and the Planning Board is conducting all its meetings fully remotely. Please contact the Planning & Code Enforcement office at (207) 288-3329 if you have questions about this.

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes

Applications & Procedures

Planning Board Applications, Procedures & Governing Documents

(Term expires 2022)
Joseph Cough, Vice Chair
(Term expires 2023)
Millard Dority, Secretary
(Term expires 2023)
Elissa Chesler
(Term expires 2024)
Ruth Eveland
(Term expires 2024)
Earl Brechlin
(Term expires 2024)
Zachary Soares
(Term expires 2025)

Contact the Planning Board via email:

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the Planning Board listed above, as well as town staff members in the Planning and Code Enforcement office: Planning Director Michele Gagnon, Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer Mike Gurtler, Assistant Planner Steve Fuller and Administrative Assistant Tammy DesJardin.

If the message relates to a particular application before the Planning Board, that email will also be provided to the applicant. Any message sent to this email address is also considered a public record and may be subject to a request under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. Information that you wish to keep confidential should not be included in email correspondence to this address.

Contact information for individual Planning Board members is not provided, as anything sent to individual member(s) of the board and not all parties involved in the review of a particular application would constitute ex parte communication.