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Board Members
Current Backup Material
Historic Preservation Board
Historic Preservation Board Rules
Meeting Schedule

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.

Board Members

Rich Romano, Chair
Martha Burke, Vice Chair
Scott Benson
Rebecca Ermlich
Michael Hammen
Ted Oldham

Current Backup Material

04-16-2014 Meeting

HP Memo - 638 Congress St. HP Memo - Evergreen Cemetery
HP Memo - 722 Congress St  


03-19-2014 Meeting

HP Memo - 1 and 2 Monument Square HP Memo - Double Barracks, Ft. McKinley
HP Memo - 1 Carroll Street  


02-19-2014 Meeting

713 Congress Street 80 - 84 Exchange Street
1 Carroll Street 106 High Street


1-22-2014 Meeting
New Room 209

HP Memo - India St HP Memo - 519 Congress St
HP Memo - 128 Free Street  


1-8-2014 Meeting

HP Memo - 119 Exchange St. HP Memo - 1 Carroll Street
HP Memo - 713 Congress St.  


12-4-2013 Meeting

HP Memo - 172 Falmouth Street HP Memo - 46 Market Street
HP Memo - 11-13 Lewis Street  


11-20-2013 Meeting

HP Memo - Baxter Boulevard HP Memo - 172 Falmouth Street
HP Memo - 85 Park Street HP Memo - 145 Commercial St.
HP Memo - 108 High Street  

Meeting Schedule

The Historic Preservation Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. 

Contact Us

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.