Preservation News

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|

FIX PROBLEMATIC OREGON HOUSE BILL 2007

The Board of Directors of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, who agree fully with the need for affordable housing, voted unanimously to oppose Oregon House Bill 2007 as currently written. We urge you to read the entire bill and amendments, and take action by contacting your legislators. If you don’t [...]

Oregon House Bill 2007 – Proposed Legislation Turns Back the Clock on Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Ostensibly about easing construction of affordable housing, Oregon HB 2007 is instead both a disservice to affordable housing and a specific harm to historic districts. The bill takes a “one size fits all” approach that overrides local controls over issues like design review and zoning and potentially encourages the demolition [...]