HAND has been concerned about the loss of neighborhood character and historic buildings for a number of years. Although Ladd’s Addition already has historic district designation, our neighborhood contains many other historic structures. For example, there are more than 200 “century houses” (built before 2008) south of Division Street. Below is important information on meetings that could help us find tools and strategies we might use in the future. -Linda
Concerned your neighborhood is losing its character?
Beginning in October, 2008, the Bosco-Milligan Foundation with support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will hold a series of meetings across the city of Portland, to gather information from residents who are interested or concerned about historic preservation. Results will be compiled in a Portland Historic Preservation Needs Assessment report. Workshops will be developed to address common concerns and to provide technical assistance and training for residents interested in becoming pro-active preservationists!