Maine Revised Statutes

§4369. Land use permit approval

The municipal reviewing authority shall evaluate the impacts of the proposed large-scale retail development based on the comprehensive economic impact study; other materials submitted to the municipal reviewing authority by any person, including the applicant, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and members of the public; and testimony received during the public hearing under section 4368 to issue a finding of undue adverse impact or no undue adverse impact. The municipal reviewing authority may issue a land use permit for a large-scale retail development only if it determines that there is likely to be no undue adverse impact. [2007, c. 347, §1 (NEW).]

Nothing in this Act may preclude a municipality from adopting an ordinance to authorize additional studies and criteria regarding the effects of a proposed large-scale retail development. The requirements of this Act are in addition to all other required federal, state and local land use permit processes that pertain to a proposed large-scale retail development. [2007, c. 347, §1 (NEW).]

2007, c. 347, §1 (NEW).