Historic Preservation: Why preserve?
Historic preservation offers a substantial package of benefits to the community. It directly creates jobs in industries such as construction, architecture, research and other similar services. Further, it employs the services of scholars, academics, and those who work and serve at historic sites. Neighborhoods benefit from the increase in property values by faster growing appreciation and greater retention of value where historic buildings or residences are well-maintained. Related to this idea, local governments can utilize historic downtown revitalization to improve commercial districts, shopping districts, and overall urban growth. Local governments and state officials can then benefit from the expanding tax base created by such development. Combining all these efforts, there is a growing force in heritage tourism and the associated investments in local economies and job creation related to tourism.
Preservation work protects the richheritage that is reflected in historic architecture. It encourages a better understanding and appreciation for those who have gone before us and the struggles overcome and the triumphs obtained. By preserving historic structures, we keep the roots of our community established while finding new lessons and inspiration in the various ways such structures and lessons guide us. More importantly, it allows future generations to be inspired and instructed by the benefits we are able to enjoy. Most importantly, the cultural benefit of historic preservation lies in the fact that this work protects the very facade of our unique regional cultures.
Our consulting services help identify resources and measures that can promote preservation goals. We focus on identifying tax credit and tax deduction opportunities, architectural services, and the legal aspects involved for protecting and preserving the cherished common elements of our heritage.