You're cool, we're cool, let's hang out.
New developments are in the works that impact the HD. Let's hit the HD snooze button until we figure out what it all means.
We know pretty much everything about this Historic District thing (and Eastmoreland too!). Try to stump us!
The historic district nomination shambles on, its future still in doubt. The City of Portland will present new the city's new Historic Resource Code to the City Council in November
Prior to 2010, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association (ENA) was a typical sleepy neighborhood association. But around 2012, a few board members were annoyed by changes.
Here are 18 maps of the proposed historic district, showing the boundaries and identifying individual homes by address. Also shows each home's contributing status.
Find your home here and see if it's considered historic in character ("contributing") or "non-contributing" (not part of the historic inventory, and free from most HD restrictions.)
The quirky federal law that's at the center of the debate law is so weird (and unfair), it's hard to grasp. Learn all about it here.
Not as many as you think. Only four homes have been demolished in the proposed Eastmoreland historic district since 2016. Check it out.
Why are Eastmoreland neighbors so angry about this proposed historic district?
There are two big reasons that Eastmoreland residents are upset. The first reason is ...
The ENA makes a risky bet that neighbors actually want a historic district.
Turns out the vote said they don't
The ENA needs something bad and scary to make people frightened and angry.
This essay could have been written about Eastmoreland. Our neighborhood is full of good people but some have become tragically corrupt. Here's why.
The ENA doesn't want to say much about the historic district.
It doesn't want you to say much either.
They hired a consultant for $50k at first, and then spent much more.
It's been five years since the historic district nomination was filed in 2016.
What about all the homeowners since then?
A City of Portland planner reveals how an Eastmoreland historic district is likely to look and work under the new rules the City is preparing to implement. Your questions answered.
HD opponents create thousands of trusts. Why?
The maneuver created a firestorm but it worked (at least for a while.
The ENA doubles down on secrecy, declaring all meetings are private except when once a month when votes are taken to pass motions. Specifically covers working sessions and committee meetings.
HD supporters seize on SHPO mistake to harass those who filed letters of objection.
The Eastmoreland historic district nomination is five years old.
The neighborhood has changed too much for it to be approved
The ENA declared it a fiendish mind control device.
Here's the transcript. (read it if you dare)
Who we are. Latest stats from the ACS 5-year census, (spoiler alert - we're kinda wealthy, kinda smart and kinda White)
Used as evidence of initial neighbor support for historic district, it was actually just an informal gathering of a small percentage of homeowners.
The ENA said they will fly drones over the neighborhood to find "rule-breakers".
You have been warned.
Nearly a thousand of us question whether this is the best idea right now. We need just a few more folks, just like you, to put it on hold until it gets straightened out. Won't you help?