Historic Property Owner Workshops

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Downtown Development Department are partnering with the NC State Historic Preservation Office to host two evening workshops in June 2017 for historic property owners. Both sessions will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Pre-registration for each workshop is required.

June 1 Workshop - Jeff Adolphsen
The first workshop on Thursday, June 1, featured a presentation by Jeff Adolphsen, Senior Restoration Specialist with the NC Historic Preservation Office, about the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. Owners of contributing properties in National Register Historic Districts may be eligible for tax credits for approved rehabilitation projects.

Historic Districts MapIncome-producing properties are eligible for a 20% Federal Tax Credit and 15% State Tax Credit (up to $10 million and 10% credit between $10-$20 million), while non-income producing or residential properties may be eligible for a 15% State Tax Credit (not to exceed $22,500) on qualified rehabilitation projects. During his June 1 presentation, Adolphsen will provide a complete overview of the program and the requirements for qualified rehabilitation work.

June 8 Workshop - David Maurer
The second workshop on Thursday, June 8, will feature a presentation by David Maurer, AIA, principal of Maurer Architecture in Raleigh, about adaptive reuse of historic buildings, incorporating upper-story living, and the existing NC Building Code.

Maurer and his firm have a proven record of successfully rehabilitating historic buildings in downtown areas having earned multiple awards from N.C. Main Street, Preservation North Carolina, and Capital Area Preservation.

Maurer's presentation will include an overview of successful projects and the nuances of working with historic buildings.

These workshops will be partially funded by a federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant awarded by the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) through the National Park Service's Certified Local Government Program (CLG).

For more information, contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516.

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