Grants Pass became the 1st community in the State of Oregon to implement a Vertical Housing Development Zone in an attempt to offer incentives for investment in multistory downtown historic buildings.
Downtown building owners wishing to convert upper-stories into residential use may qualify for partial property tax abatement for up to 10 years through this state-administered program. One or more ground floors must be used for commercial purposes with 1 or more residential floors located above the commercially used floors.
To read more about about the program, go to the Oregon Vertical Housing Development Program website. If you think your project qualifies, print the Vertical Housing Application Project Application (PDF). You may send the application to the State of Oregon at the address listed on the form, or you may send it to:
City of Grants Pass
101 NW A St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526