Project Spotlight

The New Historic Marketplace

The New Historic Marketplace

Travelers and locals alike flock to historic market buildings around the world. In the United States, among the best known are Union Market in Washington, DC (1931), Pike’s Place in Seattle (1901), Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia (1893), and the City Market in Charleston (1804). Today, developers take inspiration from the success of these purpose-built marketplaces to create unique food experiences in the form of trendy food halls, often reusing historic buildings with an open interior volume as their canvas.

2019 Rhody's celebrate MHA project Lofts at Lyman Mill

2019 Rhody's celebrate MHA project Lofts at Lyman Mill

MHA project Lofts at Lyman Mill in North Providence, Rhode Island will receive a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation on October 6, 2019 at the annual awards ceremony presented by Preserve Rhode Island and RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. The owners of the building, Robert Terino, Anthony Santoro and John Santoro, will be awarded a Historic Preservation Project Award for their careful preservation of the historic Lymansville Company Mill into contemporary apartments with modern amenities.

Project Spotlight | Millworks Lofts: More than sashes and doors

Project Spotlight | Millworks Lofts: More than sashes and doors

Historic industrial buildings remind us of how our communities formed and functioned. They also remind us how those communities and manufacturing needs have changed over the course of a century. The unique characteristics of these large spaces have also inspired great vision for their revitalization. Dominium is adept at identifying the modern value of historic industrial properties. The Millworks Lofts in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an excellent example of such an opportunity.

TWA Hotel takes preservation to new heights

TWA Hotel takes preservation to new heights

The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport in New York welcomed travelers for four decades, but by 2001 the terminal had outgrown its usefulness and its future was thrown into uncertainty. The recent rehabilitation effort led by MCR/MORSE Development brought the fantasy and romance of air travel back to life in the form of the TWA Hotel.

Historic Tax Credits and Urban Revitalization

Historic Tax Credits and Urban Revitalization

This week’s edition of The Economist magazine has an informative article about urban revitalization in St. Louis. In a city with a turbulent history of racial segregation and housing discrimination, and one The Economist calls “one of the country’s most troubled,” the article describes signs of hope in the form of Millennial in-migration and successful educational efforts in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods. At the heart of these trends the article highlights a public/private innovation district named Cortex Innovation Community being developed—and thriving—in a formerly abandoned industrial area between Washington and St. Louis Universities.

Veteran and Military Properties Rehabbed Using Historic Tax Credits

Just as the valiant men and women who are honored this week for Veteran’s Day, there are many retired military properties that have been honored through preservation and reuse. MHA has had the privilege of being consultants on a few.

Historic Tax Credits Preserve Affordable Housing

The term preservation means different things to different people. To colleagues in our firm, it can mean historic buildings, tax credits or advocacy. To many of our clients, it relates to keeping affordable apartments affordable at the end of their original financing or subsidy period. Many of these housing subsidy programs, like Section 8, have been around for decades and are managed by HUD.