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October 26, 2015: Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting on the Type III Historic Review Application Rescheduled for November 9

PUBLIC MEETING RESCHEDULED
Due to a lack of a quorum, the public meeting before the Historic Landmarks Commission on the
Type III Historic Review application
for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project
is rescheduled to
1:30 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015, at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

No public testimony will be taken during this meeting.

Public Meeting Rescheduled
On August 10, 2015, a public hearing was held before the Historic Landmarks Commission to review the Type III Historic Review application. The Commission listened to public testimony, evaluated the Portland Water Bureau’s Type III Historic Resource Review Land Use application, and reviewed the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) staff report. 

At the conclusion of the hearing, the Commission held the record open for two weeks to receive new evidence, another week to receive responses from all interested parties, and a final week to receive the applicant’s (Water Bureau) rebuttal of evidence in the record. The public record closed September 8, 2015.

The Commission was scheduled to deliberate on the proposal and make a tentative decision at a public meeting on October 26, 2015. Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting has been rescheduled for November 9, 2015.

The Type III application describes the proposed project’s construction of a covered reservoir, reflecting pools, lowland habitat area/bioswale, and walkways along with historic preservation and rehabilitation actions. These new features will offer the public enhanced access to the surface water features and classically-designed gatehouses, dams, and related structures.