Pendleton downtown

The Pendleton Development Commission has invested over
$1.3 million of urban renewal funding in the façade restoration
program to restore the exteriors of buildings in downtown
Pendleton. Many historical buildings have returned to their
architectural origins, thanks to the program.

The Pendleton City Council created the Urban Renewal District, which is managed by the Pendleton Development Commission to:

  • Increase the vitality of Pendleton’s downtown.
  • Connect downtown to the Umatilla River.
  • Improve downtown Pendleton as a convention and tourism destination.
  • Develop a range of housing options for a mixed use downtown.

The Pendleton Development Commission (PDC) is a governmental unit separate from the City of Pendleton, although the members of the City Council serve as directors of the PDC. It is advised by a committee of citizen volunteers who meet monthly. The Urban Renewal District includes the area south of the Umatilla River from Westgate to Highway 11 generally southerly to Frazer Avenue, with some segments south of Frazer.

  • The PDC meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 6 P.M. at the Pendleton City Hall Council Chambers.
  • For further information contact the Executive Director Robb Corbett at 541-966-0201, or

2016-2018 PDC Goals

Goal 1: Encourage development of vacant upper stories in downtown historical buildings.

Goal 2: Develop the best use of properties owned in the G2 area.

Goal 3: Develop and improve downtown amenities, including streets, sidewalks, street trees and parking.

Goal 4: Develop a Festival Area or Public Square.