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Local Historic Tax Credit program announced

| July 26, 2016

COLUMBUS – Heritage Ohio announced the latest in their Historic Tax Credit Coffee series set for July 27. Come chat at a quick informal get-together to learn about how the historic tax credit programs work and meet the people who manage them. Wondering about the application and review process? Here is an easy introduction to the 20 percent federal historic tax credit and 25 percent Ohio historic preservation tax credit which you can use to rehabilitate your building.

Hannah Marie’s Coffee Shop in Coshocton will be the local location for this program. The meeting will be July 27 at 11:30 a.m. It is located at 139 South Third Street. Contact Barbara Karr at [email protected] for more information.

Heritage Ohio created the series to introduce individuals and communities to the concept of rehabilitating older commercial buildings, using the historic tax credits and introducing the people who run the program on behalf of Ohio’s Developmental 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.”

Presenting the program will be Mariangela Pfister who reviews the historic integrity of the proposed work on behalf of the State Historic Preservation Office and Lisa Brownell, who assists applicants in applying for the program.

The coffees will take place in a whirlwind tour of four communities in the past seven months. Barrett stated: “The combination of the 20 percent federal and 25 percent state historic tax credits may appear too good to be true, but it is real, come find out more.”

Historic 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, dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect and preserve Ohio’s heritage and cultural resources. 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 heritageohio.org.

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