Preservation News

AHC Continues to Weigh in on Central City 2035

Yesterday, September 7, members of the AHC Advocacy Committee provided oral and written testimony to the Portland City Council on Central City 2035. The AHC has been following the development of CC2035 since its beginnings and we have actively weighed in on previous draft versions of the plan. Yesterday was an opportunity to provide our support for reasonable height considerations in [...]

September 8th, 2017|Blog|

Your Voices Made a Difference!

Scores of preservation supporters across Oregon joined the AHC in helping to defeat proposed state legislation that could have eviscerated our national historic districts and prevented new ones from being formed. After weeks of constituent meetings, email blasts and public testimony, legislators eliminated several provisions involving historic districts from House [...]

July 11th, 2017|Blog|

AHC testifies in Salem on HB 2007 and We Still Need You to Voice Your Opinion

AHC representatives traveled to Salem yesterday, June 22, 2017, to testify on HB 2007 at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources. There was an overflow crowd who came to testify, the vast majority of whom had serious concerns about the bill. Because [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Blog|

HB 2007 – Not a Solution for Increasing Affordable Housing – Express Your Views Today

Directors of the non-profit Architectural Heritage Center believe that our central city neighborhoods, including historic districts, are vital components to making Portland the successful city it is today. HB 2007 as it stands will seriously damage city neighborhoods by speeding the pace of demolition of less-expensive homes and replacing them [...]

June 20th, 2017|Advocacy News, Blog, Historic Preservation|

HB 2007: Housing is crucial. But there are ways to help provide it without destroying historic districts.

Oregon House Bill 2007 remains a concern to the Architectural Heritage Center and our partners due to its targeting of historic districts as a detriment to increasing the supply of affordable housing. In truth, no historic districts in Oregon, or any we know of anywhere in the nation based on [...]

May 31st, 2017|Advocacy News, Blog, Historic Preservation|