By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
The State Committee on Historic Preservation will hold a set of public meetings this month on the proposed designation of the Irvington neighborhood as a National Historic District. On June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the committee will hold a public hearing on the subject. That night, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a public meeting where interested people can ask questions and comment. The following day, June 4, the Committee will make its recommendation. This will be forwarded to the National Park Service, which will make a final recommendation. All three sessions will be at the Irvington Tennis Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.
A designation would make it more difficult for property owners to demolish “contributing” structures in sound condition, and impose stronger redesign standards for new construction and exterior remodels than now exists. For more information consult www.irvingtonpdx.com.