Heritage Ohio announced the latest in their Historic Tax Credit Coffee series set for February 23rd. Heritage Ohio created the series to introduce individuals and communities to the concept of rehabilitating older commercial buildings, using the federal 20% and Ohio 25% historic tax credits and introducing the people who run the program on behalf of Ohio’s Development Services Agency and the State Historic Preservation Office.
Heritage Ohio’s director, Joyce Barrett, summarized the workshop concept: “We recognized there is an audience that just wants a brief introduction, before they commit to hours of research. In one quick hour we can show how it works and introduce the people who manage the program. They are great people working to help get buildings restored, not faceless bureaucrats.”
The program will be brought to Darke County through the partnership of Heritage Ohio and Main Street Greenville. Individuals can attend the session which will be held at The A & B Coffee and Cake Co. from 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Friday, February 23rd.
“We are excited to partner with Heritage Ohio to bring the Historic Tax Credit Coffee series to downtown Greenville,” said Crysta Hutchinson, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville. “We feel this is a great opportunity for anyone who owns or is interested in purchasing a historic building to learn about how tax credits can help in the rehabilitation process. Main Street Greenville is proud to offer this educational session to property owners and help promote the continued development of our historic downtown.”
Presenting the program will be Nathan Bevil, a reviewer with the department at the State Historic Preservation Office which reviews the historic integrity of the proposed work, Lisa Brownell, program manager at the Ohio Development Services Office who assists applicants in applying for the competitive Ohio program, and Barb Powers, who oversees the National Register process for Ohio which is the qualifying designation necessary to use some of the historic tax credits.
The “coffees” will take place in a whirlwind tour of four communities on February 23rd: Xenia 9:00 am, Eaton at 11:30, Greenville at 2:30 and Troy at 4:30pm. There is no charge to attend.
Heritage Ohio has organized “coffees” in 34 courthouse-communities in the past two years. Barrett stated: “The combination of the 20% federal and 25% state historic tax credits may appear too good to be true, but it is real, come find out more.”
Heritage Ohio strives to help people: save the places that matter, build community, and live better. Heritage Ohio is the leading statewide, non-profit preservation organization. Formed in 1989, Heritage Ohio has more than 500 members ranging from individuals and businesses to organizations and local governments. In addition, Heritage Ohio has been the designated coordinating agency by The National Main Street Center since 1997. Learn more by visiting www.heritageohio.org.
Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation, and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website, www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or follow them on Facebook. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-548-4998.