In Buffalo, New York, there is a great architectural legacy forged by two centuries of commerce and some of the countries finest examples of architectural style from the Louis Sullivan Guaranty Building to the Art Deco Buffalo City Hall. Because the city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, there are many opportunities for historic rehabilitation projects utilizing federal and state historic tax credits.
San Antonio may well be on the verge of a preservation renaissance. This Southwest cultural center that just became a UNESCO World Heritage City – thanks to the listing of the San Antonio Missions as a UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2015 – is moving away from the amusement park feel of the Alamo district towards a more sophisticated urban planning model that includes the incorporation of vernacular architecture in public spaces to opportunities for other mixed-use complexes in other historic breweries that dot the city. And vacant historic buildings in the commercial district are starting to buzz with signs of new life.
Earlier this month, we teamed up with ULI South Carolina in Greenville to talk historic tax credit deals with some of the area's best real estate minds.
A few weeks ago, we joined over 200 professionals and academics in the fields of city planning, architecture and historic preservation for a discussion about The Dynamic City: Futures for the Past.
I’m attending the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco, and it’s a fantastic conference with heavy emphasis on future tech and demographic trends; their likely impact on cities, development and land use.
As I flew back to Boston from the Novogradac HTC Conference in San Antonio last week, I thought about the professional variety of attendees.
Two weeks ago, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) held a tax credit summit. The main topic? 50(d). Representatives from the IRS attended the summit and the good news was that there was no bad news; the bad news was that there was no good news.