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Two experienced development professionals join the Design Commission

The City of Portland welcomes Sarah Vaz and Thomas Eldridge to provide leadership on urban design and architecture in the city’s design overlay zones where design and neighborhood character are of special concern.

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Design, Historic Landmarks commissions highlight exceptional projects and successes in annual reports

Innovative designs and notable achievements in historic preservation were highlighted in State of the City presentations to the City Council on March 13.

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Design Commission offers advice to advance innovative affordable housing project on small lot

The Design Commission weighed in and offered early guidance on Nov. 16 on a proposed design for a 32-unit affordable housing development at 3606 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

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Design Commission endorses housing at Con-Way site

Additional units are proposed for a vibrant Slabtown neighborhood.

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Have a passion for architecture, development and public spaces? Consider joining the Portland Design Commission.

The City of Portland is seeking applications for two upcoming openings, each for a four-year term, on the Design Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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Three local design and historic review experts share insights at prominent national conference

The sold-out National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) annual conference, held in Portland Oct. 11 to 15, featured sessions highlighting innovative building designs and successes in cultural preservation.

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Design and Historic Landmarks commissions present State of the City Reports to City Council

On March 15, the Design Commission and the Historic Landmarks Commission presented their annual reports to City Council. Their reports focused on successes and challenges of the past year as well as goals for the coming year.

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Have a passion for architecture, development and public spaces? Consider joining the Portland Design Commission

The City of Portland is seeking applications for an interested person to serve a four-year term on the Portland Design Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Design Commission presents State of the City to City Council

Design Commission Chair Julie Livingston presented the Commission’s annual State of the City report to Portland City Council on October 17, 2018. Five representatives of the development industry testified on behalf of the Commission.

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