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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Portland Development Commission are developing design guidelines for the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District. This 10-block historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 because of the area’s significant history and heritage of Asian ethnic culture, industry, commerce and architecture. Once adopted by City Council, the Design Guidelines will be used as approval criteria to be met as part of historic resource reviews of both new construction and exterior alterations/additions to existing buildings.
With the assistance of a 10-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), a Concept Report and Discussion Draft of the design guidelines were developed in spring 2016. On August 1, 2016, the Proposed Draft was released for public review in advance of Historic Landmarks Commission Hearings on September 12 and September 26, 2016. The Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a work session and make a recommendation to City Council on December 12.
Brandon Spencer-Hartle, 503-823-4641, email@example.com
New Chinatown/Japantown is a 10-block National Register Historic District
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