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Past, Present, and Future for Historic Resources

As Central City 2035 (CC2035) moves forward, the Symposium Series is wrapping up with Historic Resources. At the first Historic Resources symposium on May 20, participants had a lively discussion. Cities are always evolving and taking on new meanings and forms. As such preservation and resources are key areas for discussion.

Participants discussed what is feasible, realistic and economical to preserve, and what types of stewardship should take place to protect the physical, social and cultural assets of the Central City. The meeting also touched upon other topics, including:

  • The need for clear design reviews and preservation guidelines
  • Preservation as a strategy for sustainability
  • Seismic upgrades for older historical structures
  • Incorporating historic buildings into places that are becoming increasingly dense

Topics covered at this meeting will be further explored at the second Historic Resources Symposium being held on June 17. The results of these symposiums will be incorporated into the development of a Draft Concept Plan for CC2035.

For questions of comments about the Historic Resources symposiums, contact Nicholas Starin at (503) 823-5837 or by email at

Materials from previous and upcoming symposiums (when available) can be found in the Current Documents section of the website.

The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.