Portland drafts new historic preservation rules to wrest back local control

Portland is rewriting its historic preservation rules to reassert local control over what’s worth protecting and what’s just old. The city has for a quarter-century used the National Register of Historic Places as the main arbiter of what’s protected from demolition or radical renovation. But that approach has been unpopular with preservationists, who say adding […]

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Portland Funded Apartments to Bring Back People Pushed Out of Their Neighborhoods. The Building Is Still Mostly Vacant.

Portland Funded Apartments to Bring Back People Pushed Out of Their Neighborhoods. The Building Is Still Mostly Vacant.The Beatrice Morrow Cannady is an 80-unit affordable housing development located at 3340 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.(Magnus Holmes) A longtime Portland nonprofit housing leader has struggled to fulfill the city’s new plan to make amends for […]

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Portland officials eye 14 ‘reasonable’ sites for potential new shelters

Portland’s 154-bed Oxford Street Shelter is outdated and overcrowded, leaving city councilors with the difficult task of replacing it. Portland officials have identified more than a dozen potential sites for city councilors to consider for one or more new homeless shelters. The list of 14 sites identified as “reasonable” alternatives includes two parcels near the […]

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Portland Stone became the building block of London, but does it have a place in modern British architecture?

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Roach Portland Stone is used at the BBC’s headquarters There are certain things you stop noticing after a few years in London. The first thing is how busy it is; crowds become the norm. The abominable air quality only becomes apparent when you leave. Another thing is Portland Stone. Chances are, you don’t even know […]

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