Tag Archives: Historic Preservation

PastForward 2017

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places, and this year’s conference in Chicago will explore many themes in historic preservation including: ReUrbanism – especially preservation’s role in creating economically and environmentally sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities; Technology – applying the next generation of technological applications to the work of saving places; and Health – better understand and advocate for the physical and psychological benefits of older and historic places. Learn more... Read more

Artists and Nonprofits Revitalize a Slice of Historic Providence

The Mercantile Block was nearly vacant when AS220—an organization dedicated to creating artist space in Providence since 1985—undertook a $16.9 million rehabilitation in 2008. With $10.4 million in historic tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits through the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, the idea was to supplement the adjacent Dreyfus Hotel building, where AS220 had restored an 1890 hotel for offices and artist space. Now, the Mercantile Block and the Washington Street corridor are thriving once again. Read more.... Read more

Alabama’s Revamped Historic Tax Credit Aims to Spur Growth in Smaller Cities Too

Alabama’s renewed Historic Tax Credit program caps the total amount of tax credits per year at $20 million, and no single project can receive more than $5 million. There are some differences in the newest version, and chief among them is a requirement that 40 percent of the tax credits awarded each year be reserved for counties with 175,000 or fewer people. (That excludes Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery, Baldwin, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties). Read more... Read more

Preservation for People: A Vision for the Future

This report from the National Trust for Historic Preservation represents the culmination of more than a year of aspirational thought and discussion among preservationists, scholars, and others closely aligned with or affected by their work, including architects, artists, community advocates, developers, and municipal leaders. After 50 years of achievement under the National Historic Preservation Act, this report takes stock of the current direction, strengths, and shortcomings of historic preservation; and develops a vision to guide efforts for the next 50... Read more

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
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