LURC Permits

Attorney Michael Lane maintains an active practice appearing before the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) representing forest products companies, wind energy and large landowners. On behalf of clients, he takes a wide range of matters before LURC staff and commissioners and advises clients with respect to LURC rulemaking and Legislative oversight.

Michael also consults on, advises clients and obtains building permits (BP), development permits (DP), rezoning petitions (ZP), subdivision permits (SP), service drop permits (SD), and utility line extensions (UTL), forestry operation permits (FOP), and advisory rulings (AR). He defends clients in enforcement cases and has negotiated a number of highly successful settlements.

Mike meets regularly with members of the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee on matters of LURC regulation and oversight. He meets regularly with LURC staff and attends all Commission meetings. In the past, he has been appointed by the Governor to the 2010 CLUP Working Group.

Mike has obtained the following LURC permits for projects within the jurisdiction, including two "firsts": the first rezoning for development under the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and the first Level 2 Subdivision for 15 lot subdivision in Rockwood Strip.

  • ULP 417-B - Obtained a two mile utility line extension permit. LURC had previously denied a similar application.
  • ZP 705 – Obtained LURC permit for the rezoning of 46 acres from M-GN, P-GP, P-WL3, and P-WL1 to D-RS for a residential subdivision in T3R1 NBPP.
  • ZP 706 – Obtained LURC permit for the rezoning of 71 acres from M-GN and P-GP to D-RS for a residential subdivision in T3R1 NBPP.
  • ZP 721 – Obtained LURC permit for the rezoning within Rangeley Prospective Plan for a 13-acre border patrol station in Dallas Plantation.
  • ZP 728 – Obtained LURC permit for the rezoning of 34.08 acres from M-GN and P-GP to D-RS for two residential subdivisions on Wytopitlock Lake in Glenwood Plantation. This was the first rezoning for development under the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).
  • SP 3090-G – Obtained LURC permit for a three lot residential subdivision in Rangeley Plantation.
  • SP 4052 – Obtained the first LURC permit for a Level 2 Subdivision for 15 lot subdivision in Rockwood Strip.
  • SP 4082 – Obtained LURC permit for a 12 lot residential subdivision in T3R1 NBPP.
  • SP 4083 – Obtained LURC permit for a 17 lot residential subdivision in T3R1 NBPP.
  • SP 4090 – Obtained LURC permit for 7 lot residential subdivision in Glenwood Plantation.
  • SP 4091 - Obtained LURC permit for 6 lot residential subdivision in Glenwood Plantation.
  • DP 4131-L – Obtained LURC permit for 24 condominium units, 42 timeshare units, new trails, ski lift, snow making infrastructure, water withdrawal and surface water monitoring in Sandy River Plantation and Dallas Plantation.
  • DP 4131-K – Obtained LURC permit for 22 house lots, snow-making infrastructure and buildings, ski lifts and trails, roads and transient parking areas, electric utility lines, water storage building, access roads, and subsurface wastewater disposal systems in Sandy River Plantation and Dallas Plantation.
  • DP 4807 – Obtained LURC development permit for temporary U.S. Border Patrol Station in Dallas Plantation.
  • DP 4807-A and DP 4807-B – Obtained LURC development permit for permanent U.S. Border Patrol Station in Dallas Plantation.
  • BP 14159 – Obtained LURC permit to allow tear down and reconstruction of non-conforming (Section 10.11) camp in Dallas Plantation.
  • BP 14525 - Obtained LURC permit for a Yurt platform in the shoreland zone on Moosehead Lake within 1329 feet of Eagle's Nest regulated under the Bald Eagle-Golden Eagle Protection act administered by US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Firm Highlights

News

Attorney Erin K. Naylon Joins Preti Flaherty’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Erin K. Naylon has joined the firm’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group, working in the Portland, Maine office. Erin is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School...

Publication

Committee Assignments

Committee assignments for the 131st Maine State Legislature have been made public. This article from the Bangor Daily News mentions some of the most interesting choices made by Senate President Jackson and Speaker Rachel...

News

Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

Event

Dan Sonneborn to Present Webinar on Carmack Amendment Defenses for the Transportation Lawyers Association

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Preti Flaherty Attorney Dan Sonneborn will present the webinar "The Best Offense… Is a Good Defense? Using Exceptions to Swallow the Rule: The Nuts and Bolts of Carmack Amendment...

Press Coverage

Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

Publication

What to Expect When You're Expecting: Two New Federal Laws Expand Workplace Rights and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed two (2) bills into law that expand workplace protections for pregnant and nursing employees—the  Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (the "PWFA") and the  Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for...

Event

Dan Sonneborn to Present at Trucking Industry Defense Association 2023 Cargo Seminar

Preti Flaherty attorney Dan Sonneborn will be a speaker at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) 2023 Cargo Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, presenting on the topic of defending cargo claims concerning perishable goods and the Food...

News

Preti Flaherty Announces Attorneys Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners in the field of corporate law and...

Publication

FTC Proposes New Rule Impacting Legality of Non-Compete Agreements

Background Over the last several years, non-compete agreements, which prevent workers from joining a competitor or starting a competing business for a time after separating from employment, have become less common as states enact...

Publication

Pre-Session Legislative Update

LD 3 “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program” After Governor Mills’ heating and housing...