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Historic Resources Code Project

  • The 1923 Claude Miller House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its craftsman design. It is the only designated landmark in East Portland.

  • Skidmore Fountain in 1935. Image courtesy George Stephenson Collection, Oregon Historical Society.

  • The three-building West Block (1882-1896) contributes to the East Portland/Grand Avenue Historic District. Photo courtesy Michael Molinaro.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is advancing a zoning code project that will make changes to how the City of Portland identifies, designates and protects historic resources. The Historic Resources Code Project follows a 2016 Oregon State Supreme Court decision and recently-adopted changes to state administrative rules, both of which provide opportunities for improving Portland’s historic resource protection programs. During this moment of citywide growth and change, the project seeks to better align the city’s historic preservation programs with other community goals.

Timeline

Two phase timeline starting 9/2017 ending 7/2019

The Historic Resources Code Project launched in September 2017. Following review of state and national best practices and a series of public roundtable sessions, a Discussion Draft of the proposed zoning code changes will be released in November 2018. 

Contact
Brandon Spencer-Hartle, 503-823-4641, historic.resources@portlandoregon.gov

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About the Historic Resources Code Project

General information about the project’s focus areas.

Calendar

Events and meetings about the Historic Resources program.