Tag Archives: Historic Preservation

Preserving and Supporting Businesses in Historic Neighborhoods

​Small local businesses contribute to the vitality of older neighborhoods. In addition to offering essential service, they serve as community anchors and contribute to a neighborhood’s unique sense of place. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation and NeighborWorks America to learn about two efforts in San Francisco, CA and Houston, TX that are working to preserve and support businesses in historic neighborhoods. Register now... Read more

Historic Tax Credits Bring Jobs, People to Downtown Cleveland

​ In 2016, few places commanded the national and international spotlights as much as Cleveland – as host to the NBA championship series, the Republican National Convention and finally, the World Series. In addition to these moments, Cleveland has quietly been crafting another story to tell – the resurgence of its central business district. Much of the credit for the office-to-residential conversion in Cleveland’s central business district, goes to the strategic use of federal and state historic preservation tax credit... Read more

Detroit’s El Moore Building Gets An Eco-Friendly Rehab

​ The El Moore was built in 1898 as eight luxury apartments—unusual for a neighborhood then dominated by large single-family houses. After falling into disrepair, local preservationists wanted to create a place that would contribute to the community. So they came up with the idea of a combination of apartments and hotel rooms. The dual setup creates an interactive community experience, where visitors could meet residents and spend time in a Detroit neighborhood. Read more... Read more

Historic Preservation is a Major Opportunity in West Virginia

West Virginia is redefining itself as a diversified economy supported by a high quality of life rooted in the natural splendor of its mountains, streams and valleys, accentuated by historic downtowns with a size and scale of communities making it Almost Heaven. There is a renewed interest in increasing West Virginia’s historic rehabilitation tax credit. The suggestion has considerable merit, even given the state’s current financial situation. Read more... Read more

Pennsylvania Cities Find Creative New Uses for Old School Buildings

Shifting demographics, diminishing resources, and the costs of maintaining large and aging facilities have all contributed to the steady stream of school closures in Pennsylvania — even when those buildings had historic backgrounds and architectural importance. Conversion into residential space is the most common fate of old school buildings in Pennsylvania. Read more... Read more

Preservationists Say Tax Incentive Protects Historic Buildings in Phoenix

National threats to the Historic Tax Credit has local activists worried about its future as an economic development tool in downtown Phoenix. According to a document provided by Arizona Preservation Foundation Board of Directors, the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) encourages private investment in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Read more... Read more
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