Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency

The Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency (HURA) was formed by the Hermiston City Council in August, 2013 for the purpose of revitalizing the downtown core area (PDF) of the city. The Planning Commission hears and makes recommendations to the City Council, who acts as the HURA Board of Directors, regarding Urban Renewal Applications. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Hermiston City Hall. More information about the Planning Commission.


Current Projects

Facade Grants

The Facade Grant program is a tool to incentivize downtown property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings by offering up to $10,000 in grant money per property to qualifying projects.  These funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those projects which apply and are awarded.

Festival Street

The Festival Street created a space in the center of the downtown core that accommodates small and mid-sized events and gatherings.  A public design process for this project began in the Fall of 2016 and construction started in 2017.

Planned Projects

Learn About Urban Renewal

Planning Documents

Annual Reports


  • Mark Morgan, Assistant City Manager (541) 567-5521
  • Clint Spencer, City Planner (541) 567-5521