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New report offers strategies for reusing Portland’s historic Belgian Blocks

Study outlines opportunities for incorporating stone pavers into accessible public spaces.

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Three African American Sites Nominated for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places

If approved, the nominations will celebrate and protect important landmarks of Portland’s Black history.

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Portland’s African American Historic Sites Honored by National Park Service

Designation is a significant step in acknowledging and honoring Black communities and history in Portland; increases opportunities for additional resources and funding to preserve and enhance these important cultural structures and institutions.

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Older buildings associated with Portland’s Black experience recognized for their historical significance

Documentation of African American historic resources available for public review; comments on documents welcome until late February 2020.

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Historic resource survey coming to Montavilla

Documentation effort could provide the first update to the Historic Resource Inventory (HRI) since 1984

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BPS commissions report on updating the citywide Historic Resource Inventory

Consultant report provides background and actionable recommendations for updating Portland’s 34-year-old HRI

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New state rules will prompt changes to Portland's Historic Resource Protection program

Administrative rule change upholds mandatory demolition review protection for National Register resources, adds requirement for public hearing before design review can be applied to new National Register listings.

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