Restore Oregon’s Preservation Toolkit provides a high level guide to the process and decisions one needs to make when approaching the restoration and reuse of a historic building. It is oriented toward small-to-medium commercial properties, but much of the content will apply to homes, barns, and other types of structures.
00: Process Overview
Process Overview: a simple flowchart illustrating the steps for a successful preservation project.
01: Get Oriented
An Orientation to Preservation & Adaptive Reuse: introductions to terminology, standards, organizations, and the National Register.
02: Assess Condition
Condition Assessment Checklist: a top-to-bottom checklist for examining and documenting the current state of your property.
03: Plan Rehabilitation
Creating a Viable Rehabilitation Plan: a guide to determining a feasible new use for your property, and testing the economic dollars and sense.
04: Source Funding
Funding Sources & Incentives: bank loans, grants, tax credits… learn what is available and the associated stipulations.
05: Plan Maintenance
Maintenance Plan: what it should include and how to approach it.
06: Work with Preservation Professionals
Working With the Right Preservation Professionals: assembling the right team and understanding the role they play can make or break your project.
07: Organize & Build Community Support
Organize & Build Community Support: tips on telling your story and getting the community on board.