The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s historic resources program provides information, guidance, and policy expertise to citizens, property owners, elected leaders, and other community partners interested in designating, protecting, and adaptively reusing Portland’s historic places. Program staff advance preservation-related planning projects, liaise with state and federal agencies, manage historic resource protection programs, and provide technical assistance to all Portlanders.
This joint project will develop design guidelines for new construction and alterations to historic buildings in Portland’s New Chinatown/Japantown National Register Historic District.
How Portland's historic and conservation districts are designated, maps of each district and lists of properties within each district
How historic landmarks are designated, and information on landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Portland's Historic Resource Inventory
Regulations and benefits, including historic preservation incentives
Proposes amendments to the Zoning Code to make it easier for property owners to make minor home improvements in the City's historic and conservation districts
Using a whole systems approach for rehabilitating old structures