Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Powell’s Books

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they play in making Portland more [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Powell’s Books2021-11-20T12:26:46-08:00

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources

The Historic Resources Code Project (HRCP) proposes changes to the City of Portland’s regulations for identifying, designating, protecting, and reusing historic places. You can read the draft HRCP proposal, released in July 2021, here. The draft will go before the Portland City Council on November 3. Share stories or general ideas The HRCP [...]

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources2021-11-05T13:59:33-07:00

Weigh in on city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources

Updated October 28 - The deadline to submit written testimony on the Proposed Draft amendments of the Historic Resources Code Project has been extended to November 10, 12:30pm, so you still have the opportunity to weigh in on a city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources. You can access a sample template for writing your [...]

Weigh in on city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources2020-10-30T09:43:06-07:00

Artifact move unites the collections

June 17, 2020 - One of the most significant collections of architectural artifacts in the western United States is now under one roof. Frieze panels from the AHC collections were donated to Portland Public Schools to be installed in the renovated Lincoln High School. AHC's collection consists of thousands of building pieces salvaged [...]

Artifact move unites the collections2021-01-05T11:07:53-08:00

Candidates discuss issues related to our city’s built environment

Updated October 20 - In the final candidate forum in this election cycle, the AHC asked candidates for mayor and commissioner to weigh in on equity, livability, and emergency preparedness issues as they relate to the city's built environment. Read their ideas. Updated July 30 - The AHC asked Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith, the two candidates running [...]

Candidates discuss issues related to our city’s built environment2020-10-22T10:31:24-07:00

Project to protect African American historic resources moves forward

UPDATED February 29, 2020 - The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation voted unanimously on February 28 to forward the MPD to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for final approval and listing. UPDATED January 28, 2020 - The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission reviewed the MPD at its meeting on January 27 [...]

Project to protect African American historic resources moves forward2020-09-30T12:14:24-07:00

AHC Advocacy Affects Portland Multi-Dwelling Zoning Changes

December 17, 2019 - Efforts by the AHC advocacy committee and other historic preservation advocates have resulted in additional protections for historic resources in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones. Following almost two years of development, the Portland City Council adopted the Better Housing by Design changes on Wednesday, December 18th.  These code changes become effective in March [...]

AHC Advocacy Affects Portland Multi-Dwelling Zoning Changes2020-09-30T12:24:00-07:00

Continued appeal on behalf of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District

  Photo by Brian Johnson. UPDATED February 4, 2020 - In an opinion issued last week, an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling upheld the state Land Use Board of Appeals August 2019 ruling on compatible heights in the Chinatown-Japantown historic district and agreed with us that the City of Portland did not show [...]

Continued appeal on behalf of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District2020-09-30T12:25:11-07:00

Preservation Legislative Alert

UPDATE (April 2, 2019): Your testimony is still needed! Please submit your testimony by Wednesday afternoon, April 3, before the next committee hearing. Address your testimony to Senator Dembrow (committee chair) and to the committee clerk, and email it to: [email protected] [email protected] Two important legislative bills that could have substantial positive impact on preservation are [...]

Preservation Legislative Alert2020-09-11T15:42:17-07:00

City housing proposal still being debated

  Buckman neigbhorhood. Photo by Brian Johnson July 24, 2018 - Portland’s city planners have recently delayed a decision on a proposal aimed at increasing density in residential neighborhoods and largely eliminating single-family residential zones throughout most of the city. If approved as proposed, the plan would allow duplexes, triplexes and possibly even [...]

City housing proposal still being debated2021-01-05T17:05:45-08:00
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