Rehabilitation of Old Town/Chinatown Neighborhood

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As the City of Portland prepares to move forward with the revitalization of the long depressed Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, there are renewed interests in preserving the architecture and honoring the history. This area is home to two National Historic Districts, and there is hope that we can restore and reuse many of the historic buildings.This panel will: Review the challenges of redeveloping historic buildings; explore better financial tools and incentives; suggest good in-fill considerations; discuss ideas of streamlining the process in order to attract private investments and put historic buildings back in full service.

Speakers: Brian Emerick, Principal at Emerick Architects; Julie Garver, Housing Development Director at Innovative Housing; Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning at the City and County of San Francisco; Peggy Moretti, Executive Director at Restore Oregon; and Ethan Seltzer, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Moderating the panel will be Chet Orloff, Manager at Pamplin International Collection of Art & Published on Jun 24, 2014.

EarthSayersBrian Emerick; Peggy Moretti; Ethan Seltzer
OrganizationsCity Club of Portland; Restore Oregon
EarthSayers RatingRecommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionPortland Sustainability Leaders
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