Efforts by the Archetectural Heritage Center’s (AHC) advocacy committee and other historic preservation advocates have resulted in additional protections for historic resources in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones. 

Following almost two years of development, Portland City Council adopted the Better Housing by Design changes on Wednesday, December 18.  These code changes become effective in March 2020.  

The Better Housing by Design code applies to apartment zones in most of the city outside of the Central City. 

The historic districts primarily in those zones are the Alphabet and King’s Hill Historic Districts to the west of downtown, and parts of the Irvington and Ladd’s Addition Historic Districts on the near eastside.

Keep up with the latest  zoning change information on AHCs website at bit.ly/2Mk5BjD