FBE and Terrence J. DeWan and Associates worked together with the City of South Portland to create a comprehensive Open Space Plan. FBE worked with a volunteer Open Space Planning Committee to design a plan that is tailored to the specific needs of the City. Through this planning process, we implemented a public City-wide survey of open space needs and executed a successful public forum. The goal of the forum was to provide the public with a structured opportunity to contribute their suggestions for open space planning. All ideas were recorded on maps that were digitized and incorporated into the final Open Space Plan. The project team then used the input from the community and planning committee to develop strategies for future open space planning. Following formal adoption of the Plan in July 2019, the Open Space Committee has begun immediate implementation of the Plan recommendations. The South Portland Open Space Plan can be accessed online on the city website.