July 9 coffee explains historic preservation tax credit programs

In a July 9 event open to the public, Heritage Ohio and the city of Cleveland Heights invite property owners and developers to learn how to help finance the rehabilitation of older commercial and mixed-use buildings using historic preservation tax credits.

Over coffee and doughnuts, representatives from Ohio’s Development Services Agency and the State Historic Preservation Office will introduce attendees to state of Ohio and federal tax credit programs, and explain how they can be used to make redevelopment projects more affordable.

The free event will take place at the Lee Road Branch of Heights Libraries, at 2345 Lee Road, on Monday July 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Cleveland Heights’ Daylight Donuts will provide the doughnuts and coffee.

“In one quick hour, we can show you how it works and introduce you to the people who manage the program,” said Joyce Barrett, director of Heritage Ohio.

Presenting at the event will be Nathan Bevil, a reviewer of the integrity of proposed work with the State Historic Preservation Office; Lisa Brownell, an Ohio Development Services Office manager who assists applicants; and Barb Powers, who runs the National Register process for Ohio, which is the qualifying designation needed to use certain historic tax credits.

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through the preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.

For more information, visit www.heritageohio.org or call Brian Anderson at the Cleveland Heights Economic Development Department office, at 216-291-2617.

Emily Benson

Emily Benson is a summer intern at FutureHeights and incoming sophomore at Loyola University Chicago.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 7:57 AM, 06.26.2018