Frequently Asked Questions

There is a lot of information out there about the historic district.  We’ve got some basic facts so you can educate yourself about what being a historic district means for Eastmoreland.  We want to be clear about what the implications of a historic district for Eastmoreland are, and give you access to resources and people that can help answer your questions.  See the FAQ below for more info.

What is the difference between “contributing” and “non-contributing” in an Historic District?

In an historic district, buildings are designated as either contributing or non-contributing. Contributing resources date from the historic period of significance established for the district. They contribute to the significance and character of the district through their historical associations and/or architectural values. Non-contributing resources are those that, due to date of construction, alterations, or other … Continue reading What is the difference between “contributing” and “non-contributing” in an Historic District?

What is Goal 5?

The 2002 Statewide Planning Goal 5 requires all Oregon cities and counties “to conserve open space and protect natural and scenic resources.” On January 27, 2017, the City of Portland was given the green light to improve the access to a city-level historic designation process. The potential had already existed but it required “affirmative consent … Continue reading What is Goal 5?