"Faculty and students did the research and writing, but Pacific Power was really the driving force and put the document together," said Sheri Stuart, coordinator of Oregon Main Street.
executives have shown a lot of enthusiasm for the project, Stuart
"We began talking with them a couple of years ago," she
"As we were talking about historic buildings and the specific challenges associated with them, they really took that to heart.
It was a really great partnership and a really project.
The outcome is going to be a very useful tool in Oregon."
Particularly useful, Stuart
said, is that the information is geared toward buildings in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
added that she
has seen similar guides published in other states, but their information is usually generic.
This guide is different, she
"It is very specific to our communities, our buildings and our resources," Stuart
Oregon Main Street
works with communities to develop revitalization strategies based on their unique assets, character and heritage.
The guide should help, Stuart
said, because it is specifically geared for owners of small commercial properties and business people associated with historic buildings.