Vertical Housing Development Program

The awning covered windows of apartments above one of the brick downtown store fronts.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.

Contact Us

  1. Dana Pearce

    Economic Development Manager
    Ph: 541-450-6014
    Email Dana Pearce

    James Conway

    Economic Development Specialist
    Ph: 541-450-6071
    Email James Conway

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.