Dollars and Sense of Building Rehabilitation Findlay Ohio August 8, 2014

Heritage Ohio will bring their popular Building Rehabilitation Workshop to Findlay, Ohio August 8th. Historic commercial centers are seeing a strong resurgence in economic activity, as walk-able communities and urban living become more prevalent. This workshop is a good opportunity for building owners to learn more about successful  financial strategies and  how tools such as historic tax credits are used to renovate historic commercial structures.  To view the agenda and register click HERE.

4th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon May 8, 2014

These passionate speakers shared their success stories with us today at the Statehouse

These passionate speakers shared their success stories with us today at the Statehouse

Today May 8th, was Heritage Ohio’s fourth annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon held in partnership with Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. The luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate a variety of “success stories” that represent regional culture: art, music, food, business, history, science, preservation etc. These success stories are presented by people who have great passion for what they do, and that they do it in Appalachia Ohio.  Appalachia is a region whose people have too quietly been content to succeed and thrive regardless of popular misconceptions of the region. But, we are not content to let them keep these bright successes under the bushel basket. Once a year we share their stories with the Ohio General Assembly and a growing network of movers and shakers who are passionate advocates for making Ohio a better place.
Today we heard success stories from:
Ada Woodson Adams from the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill
Bill Baker from the Millersburg Brewery in Millersburg
Kim Bauer from Portsmouth, telling the story of their floodwall mural project
Deana and Marvin Clark, founders of the Ohio Valley Opry in McConnelsville
Maryann Hartwick, a founder of the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society in Athens
Dan Long from Greenfield which chose to restore their spectacular McClain High School
Don McKendry who helped found the John & Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord
Elsa Thompson who with her husband founded the Bird Watchers Digest out of Marietta
And
Geoff Schenkel also from Marietta whose REsolve Studios is a mutli-art production space for all populations

Each of these speakers is doing their bit to change the world to a better place.

Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us in Columbus today.

These speakers shared their success stories at our luncheon today.

 

Dollars and Sense of Building Rehabilitation- Steubenville 4.11.14

Heritage Ohio is proud to announce another educational workshop to help individuals and communities understand the tools available for historic buildings.  Our next Dollars and Sense Workshop will be held in Steubenville on April 11th.  This workshop is located to be central to much of eastern Ohio.  To view the agenda click Dollars and Sense of Building Rehabilitation

Dollars and Sense of Rehabilitation

Heritage Ohio is again offering a series of workshops to help individuals and communities understand the historic building rehabilitation process.

We will be offering four workshops during 2014. Participants will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. We will have a building owner share their experience in using historic tax credits, and other professionals involved in successful rehabilitation projects.

The next workshops will be:
February 24 in Dayton
April 11 in Steubenville
August 8 in Findlay
October 13 in Portsmouth

Appalachia Heritage 3 Minute Success Story Nominations

The Appalachia Heritage Luncheon was conceived by Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio as an opportunity to share the many diverse successes that highlight the past and future of Ohio’s Appalachia Region.  Selected project representatives each present their projects’ story, providing exposure to many successes in Appalachia.

Nominations are now being accepted to present 3-minute success stories of projects which have created, enhanced, preserved and/or improved the value and understanding of Ohio’s Appalachia Heritage, and as a result improved quality of life,  created meaningful employment or entrepreneurial opportunities to be presented at the 2014 Appalachia Heritage Luncheon, held in the Ohio’s Capital Building Rotunda.

To nominate a project fill out this form Appalachia Heritage Success Stories Nomination Form

Jeff Speck Walkable Cities Webinar January 15th

 

We’re excited to start our 2014 Webinar Series with a nationally recognized speaker, Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. His book delves into the practices that have become entrenched in our society, and he discusses what REALLY works to make out cities more livable. Speck is a city planner and architectural designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a federal program that helps state governors fight suburban sprawl.

Heritage Ohio webinars are a benefit of membership. Click here to join Heritage Ohio

Heritage Ohio members may register for the webinar HERE

Special Improvement Districts- Rescheduled for August 28

Heritage Ohio members are invited to join Mark Lammon from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for a discussion about Special Improvement Districts.  This webinar will have three parts 1) creation of a special improvement district and technical assistance; 2) managing the relationship and implementing the district plan; and 3) expansion and relationships outside of the SID.  To register members should click HERE

The Dollars and Sense of Rehabilitation: A Community Approach

Workshop Added   Lebanon August 27, 2013

Join us for this workshop which prepares both the community and building owners to succeed at rehabilitating historic buildings.
Learn about building codes from an architect, hear a building owners testimonial to her experience, learn more about financing and structuring the deals and more about some of the funding options that are available including historic tax credits.

This workshop is designed for building owners, city staff and revitalization enthusiasts.

Link HERE to review the agenda and register.

The Dollars and Sense of Building Rehabilitation- Athens August 12, 2013

For communities and building owners who want to know more about successful building rehabilitation.

First the community needs to set the stage, and create an environment where building rehabilitation is understood and encouraged.

Second, building owners need to understand how to deal with historic buildings and what tools are available to help.

Learn how you can be more successful at rehabilitating your historic buildings.

Register for this workshop HERE

The Sweetest Things About Historic Preservation- Happy Valentines Day Preservationists!

1. The long forgotten buildings. I can’t get enough of touring decrepit forgotten pits on the verge of falling down, they all have a story, a history, people who built them, people who occupied them, the joys and sorrows expressed there. Who turned the key the day it was shuttered and walked away for the last time?

2. The rehabilitated buildings. I can’t get enough of touring the restored buildings, by the people who brought them back to life, the pride, incredible artistry and ingenuity once abandoned now restored.  Places reborn for a new generation express so much hope and optimism.

3. Historic Theaters. I enjoy a lot of building types: barns, courthouses, schools, etc., but I do have a special soft spot for historic theaters.  Theaters need the drama that historic interiors provide whether for music, cinema, or theater…they transport the experience of entertainment.

4. Historic Tax Credits.  I will always support the incentives that put buildings back in circulation adding to our economy.  I want to recruit new building owners to take advantage of the 10% or 20% federal credit and the 25% Ohio credit. You can do it!

5. Architects. The professionals with the vision to see what can be, and draw the vision so the rest of us can see it too. (and my husband is an architect -so I am sweet on him)

6. The Hidden Materials. Treasures uncovered! When old wallpaper is revealed or the scars of an old stairwell, the old light fixtures found in the attic, is that discovery not just the sweetest feeling ever?

7. Heritage Tourism. I have never traveled anywhere that I wasn’t checking out the houses, popping into public and commercial buildings just to see what is inside.  I do plan my vacations around unique places to visit because they have retained integrity and inspiration.

8. Preservation Organizations. Whether local, national, or a statewide preservation organization, we are all working together so that we will have stronger cities, states and a stronger nation because we know who we are and we know our sense of place.

9. Main Street Approach. I can’t get enough of visiting our Main Street communities and meeting the volunteers and managers who give their heart and souls to their community, banding together to make their town a special place, they are so inspiring !

10. Preservation People.  I can’t get enough of meeting and collaborating with those who are community minded, selflessly trying to make the world a place worth living. The people I meet in communities or at the national conferences who immediately “get you” and your passion, because they have it too.

 

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