Benefits of Our District

Preservation of an important piece of Eugene’s history.
Protection of the character of the district.
Community pride—a place to show out-of-town guests.
Free historic design advice for exterior alterations to your property.
Possible waiver of current setback regulations in favor of
historic setbacks.
Increase in property values.
Written history of the district’s properties.
Protection from up-zoning or special projects (i.e. Historic District status saved the East Skinner Butte area from having the Ferry Street Bridge project intruding on its neighborhood).
Financial incentives (frozen property taxes, low-interest loans) for rehabilitation of historic properties.
Relief from paperwork and cost for individual owners to separately list their properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
Opportunity to offer comment on nearby neighbors’ plans for significant alteration to exterior of property before work starts. This is not a “vote” by any means, but a chance for those who will be affected by the alteration to present their perspectives.
Retention of property owners as residents.