Renovating historic buildings for re-use has never been easy. But, at a time when returns on other commercial properties are falling, historic rehabs are proving to be a healthy niche.
Editorial by S. Renee Mitchell on how Reed College decided to demolish the historic Sellwood Trolley Barns under neighborhood objections.
A landmark 92-year-old former streetcar garage in the Sellwood neighborhood will be demolished, despite strong neighborhood opposition to pave the way to a development of 81 townhomes.
Venerable Properties has pre-leased more than half of the Telegram Building to kick-start the multi-million dollar renovation of the landmark property at SW 11th and Washington Street in Downtown Portland.
It takes a certain talent to walk through a dilapidated building and see its value. In a society that equates “new” with clean, shiny and efficient, old buildings often don’t survive. But the Portland City Council is trying to improve the outlook for historic buildings and make them a vital part of the city’s future
Astoria’s Mill Pond Village was once a vacant and contaminated mill site, now transformed into a 16-acre upscale master planned community.