In an effort to get tax credits from the Hoyt Valesky Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit bill into the hands of homeowners and developers, the New York State Historic Preservation Office has created two soon-to-be-published brochures, one for homeowners, and another for commercial properties.
The Church at
The Oak School
The Pierce Building
states: “If we take advantage of this opportunity, the results will be
dramatic. We will see increased jobs for construction workers of all skill
levels, from the hometown handyman to the high-rise steel walker.
property rehabilitations will attract significant reinvestment to walkable
historic neighborhoods as well as centers of high culture. We will see
revitalized local economies, slowed spread of sprawl and a healthier, more
fact, this pioneering policy has such rich potential that those of us who have
been most intimately involved in its creation will need time to explore its
full power for civic revitalization.”
Until the brochures are released, interested parties can go to the Historic Preservation site for information and assistance in applying for tax credits based on their own properties, along with viewing those properties already on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Cooperage is now leasing. Top image: The Cooperage in 2008, see site for plans and updates.