Historic Resources Code Project
Lead: Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Project Manager, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)
Background: The Historic Resources Code Project has researched regional and national best practices for historic preservation, analyze deficiencies in Portland’s existing programs and propose zoning code changes related to the procedures, thresholds and incentives that apply to inventoried and designated historic resources. The Proposed Draft was released in September 2020 following incorporation of public feedback received in response to an earlier Discussion Draft (shared with SE Uplift previously) and in the initial development of project concepts. The Proposed Draft recommends changes to the City of Portland’s zoning code provisions that relate to identifying, designating, protecting, and reusing historic resources—both those resources that have an existing historic resource status and those that may be identified and/or designated as a historic resource in the future.
SE Uplift recommends interested Representatives and Community Members review the Proposed Draft in advance of this meeting to be ready to ask Brandon questions on September 21st, as the draft will be shared with the Planning and Sustainability Commission the next day! (September 22nd, unless delayed). The project is divided into three primary focus areas that we will learn more about Monday night. For more information on the project and project materials, go here: https://www.portland.gov/bps/hrcp/historic-resources-code-project-proposed-draft
Purpose: Learn more about this project, prepare for opportunities to engage (ideally with the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Sept. 22nd).