Venerable is Portland’s only firm that specializes in commercial historic redevelopment and preservation. Our intimacy with review requirements, approval processes, design criteria, time frames, costs, as well as our proven relationships with key people in the field is second to none.
Our staff is experienced in tax credit financing and the National Register process, with unique ties to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission and the State Historic Preservation Office. These skills were particularly evident in the redevelopment of Venerable’s two most recent redevelopments—Northwest Fence & Wire Works and the White Stag Block.
With a wealth of experience in historic preservation, Venerable has become a one-stop consulting service for owners of historic commercial buildings looking to substantially rehabilitate their properties. From predevelopment planning, through certificate of occupancy, we specialize in bringing substantial benefit to all our projects, including the use of Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits.
The following photos show some of the unique, irreplaceable features to be found in some of Portland’s restored historic commercial buildings.