|Current Backup Material|
|Historic Preservation Board|
|Historic Preservation Board Rules|
A walk or drive through any of Portland’s eight historic districts reveals dramatic changes, as more and more of the City’s traditional building stock has been rehabilitated according to historic preservation standards.
Fourteen years ago, the City adopted a comprehensive historic preservation ordinance protecting more than 1500 historically and architecturally significant buildings, landscapes and sited from demolition and providing review standards to ensure compatible changes. Today, the impact of this regulatory program is clear: protecting historic resources makes economic sense and stabilizes neighborhoods.
The Historic Preservation Board has jurisdiction to review and approve applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior alterations, site improvements and new construction affecting Portland’s designated landmarks, buildings and sites within historic districts and historic landscape districts. The board also makes recommendations to the Planning Board and City Council concerning amendments to the historic preservation ordinance and the designation of additional landmarks, historic districts, and historic landscape districts.
Members of the board shall have demonstrated interest, knowledge, ability, experience, or expertise in restoration, rehabilitation, or neighborhood conservation or revitalization and shall be residents of the City of Portland.
Rich Romano, Chair
Martha Burke, Vice Chair
|713 Congress Street||80 - 84 Exchange Street|
|1 Carroll Street||106 High Street|
|HP Memo - India St||HP Memo - 519 Congress St|
|HP Memo - 128 Free Street|
|HP Memo - 119 Exchange St.||HP Memo - 1 Carroll Street|
|HP Memo - 713 Congress St.|
|HP Memo - 172 Falmouth Street||HP Memo - 46 Market Street|
|HP Memo - 11-13 Lewis Street|
|HP Memo - Baxter Boulevard||HP Memo - 172 Falmouth Street|
|HP Memo - 85 Park Street||HP Memo - 145 Commercial St.|
|HP Memo - 108 High Street|
The Historic Preservation Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm.
For further information on the City’s Historic Preservation Program visit us on-line or stop by the Planning Division 4th floor, Portland City Hall or call (207) 874-8726.