ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council is scheduled Monday, Sept. 27, to discuss the possibility of creating a park-and-ride lot on vacant land that once was occupied by a commercial junkyard.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and will be held via Zoom. The meeting ID number is 869 5820 5476 and the passcode is 687125.

The city acquired the three contiguous lots in March 2016 for nonpayment of property taxes.

The property was the home of Ronald and Mona Shafter and also was the Shafter junkyard. The Shafter junkyard business was founded in 1914 by Ronald Shafter’s grandfather, David Shafter, and operated for nearly 100 years.

City Manager Tom Luttrell said without more extensive clean-up, that is not planned, the property cannot be used for any residential or commercial development.

He said last year, the Maine Department of Transportation wants to create a parking lot at the site to handle overflow vehicles from the nearby Maine State Ferry Terminal. The state budgeted $293,000 for the park-and-ride lot.

The city, however, has not agreed for the property to be used as a state parking lot.

The City Council is also scheduled at its Sept. 27 meeting to hold a workshop on the proposed inclusionary zoning ordinance.

At its Sept. 13 meeting, the Council gave preliminary approval to an “inclusionary” zoning ordinance. This ordinance would require developers of larger residential developments to set aside a certain percentage of the units as affordable, based on the median income of the community.

The proposed ordinance would cover any new construction or substantial renovation to six or more residential units. Twenty percent of the units would need to be affordable for workforce housing.

Developers could pay a a fee of $150,000 per unit to the city in lieu of providing the affordable housing units.

Developers of hotels would be required to set aside one affordable housing unit for every 10 rooms they plan to build. Hotel developers could pay $5,000 per unit they are constructing in lieu of creating an affordable housing unit.