Can I put solar on my roof if I live in a Portland conservation or heritage district?
Can I put solar on my roof if I live in a Portland conservation or heritage district? Solarize Project
If you are in a conservation district you will have to prove a higher level of design on your installation. However, if you follow the City's recently created Community Design Standards - which will not cost you extra permitting fees - you will be allowed to install in a conservation district. One major catch to this is that you will not be able to put solar modules on street facing roofs unless you go through design review. If street facing roofs are your best solar access, you should still be able to go solar, but just through Design Review. Your contractor will be able to help you navigate this process and do their best to put solar on your home while providing a high level of design that meets the requirements in your neighborhood.