Friday, May 16, 2008

Henery posts a heads up for historicity

Lorain County Photographer’s Blog » Blog Archive » Saving Downtown: Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits-- I got this from our friend, Henery Hawk, over in Lorain. We're changing our schedules around to go down to Columbus this coming Tuesday. I'll be attending the all-day session, and Gloria will be focusing on the 106 review session in the afternoon. Here's from Henery's blogsite, with links at the end:

Saving Downtown: Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
May 12, 2008 – 5:51 pm

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Catering by Design Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio

The federal 20 percent Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit for income-producing properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a major incentive for preserving and redeveloping historic buildings in Ohio. Owners, developers, architects, consultants, real estate professionals, tax attorneys, and accountants will all benefit from this full-day workshop presented by experienced Ohio Historic Preservation Office staff who advise applicants and make recommendations on Ohio projects.

Participants will receive a workbook and tax credit application materials. The morning session covers specifics of applying for and qualifying for Certification of Significance and Certification of Rehabilitation and includes a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. A summary of the status of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit ends the morning. The afternoon session covers how the Standards for Rehabilitation apply in a variety of common situations, including additions to historic buildings, retention of interior spaces and features, and what to do about windows. Among the questions to be answered are: Where should the addition go and how big can it be? Which spaces are significant and which can safely be altered? Up-to-the-minute guidance from the National Park Service on Interpreting and Applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, issued early in 2008, provides a basis for the presentations.

The afternoon ends with “You are the reviewer” roundtable discussions of individual projects, illustrating how the Standards for Rehabilitation apply to real Ohio rehabilitation proposals.

Who Should Attend? Agency Managers and Staff * Applicants for Federal Assistance, Licenses, or Permits * Archaeologists * Architects * Consultants * Contractors * Developers * Public Officials* Engineers * Historians

here to learn more about the Ohio Historic Preservation Office 2008 Workshops.
Click here to register online.

1 comment:

  1. If you do an article about this, let me know and I'll link back to you. I cannot make it to Columbus Tuesday, but I hope someone from Lorain will be going.