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Economic Basics of Historic Preservation David Buck, Oshkosh Planning Services Steve Cummings, Oshkosh Landmarks Commission & Common Council.

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1 Economic Basics of Historic Preservation David Buck, Oshkosh Planning Services Steve Cummings, Oshkosh Landmarks Commission & Common Council

2  Historic buildings differentiate one community from all others  Condition of historic buildings & areas speaks of a community's self-image  Many quality-of-life activities (museums, theaters, libraries) are located in historic buildings and areas  Quality-of-life issues are important factors to Baby Boomers Historic Preservation is a Key Ingredient to Quality of Life

3 Historic Building Rehabilitation has several advantages over New Construction  Rehabilitation costs are roughly the same as building new  Historic structures were built to last  Historic preservation is “green”  Retain and create affordable housing

4 Historic Preservation has Tax Savings (Public and Private)  Owners of historic buildings may take advantage of Federal and State Income Tax Credit programs.  25% for Homeowners  40% for Income Producing Properties (20% State & 20% Federal)  Utilizes existing roads and other public improvements & services

5  Attracts Investment  Supports Small Business Historic Preservation Revitalizes Downtowns & Promotes Heritage Tourism  Heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing industries  Heritage tourism strengthens the local economy

6 Historic Preservation and Building Rehabilitation Creates Jobs  Building rehabilitation outperforms new construction  Materials used in preservation projects are much more to be local

7 Landmarks Commission Activites

8 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Promotion Programs  Establishing Historic Districts  Design Guidelines and Historic Building Preservation Policy  Tax Credit Promotion and Assistance  Building Plaques  Historic Markers  Commission Brochures  Acanthus Awards

9 Establishing Historic Districts  8 State & National Register Historic Districts currently established  Working on a neoclassical district on Washington Avenue…others such as Bayshore Drive “in the wings”  Anticipate south side historic survey as next major project Street Signs in The Historic Districts

10 Great Neighborhoods and Design Guidelines

11 Tax Credit Promotion and Assistance Dealerfire Project 531 North Main Street Originally Frank Percey Gun and Fur House

12 215 Church Avenue1010 Bay Shore Drive 1513 North Main Street441 North Main Street North Main Street1306 Washington Avenue Installed at Oblio’s Tavern Building Plaques

13 Campus Zone 1 Marker Historic Marker Program Marker installed at Riverside Park Markers Ready to Install Railroads Theme Marker Locations Key

14 Commission Brochures & Historic Tours

15 Acanthus Historic Preservation Awards ACANTHUS AWARDS 2013 Castle Pierce Corporation Longest Continuously Run Family Business in Oshkosh Crescent Moon Antiques and Salvage Architectural Salvage and Recovery CR Meyer & Sons Architectural Contributions to Oshkosh ACANTHUS AWARDS 2014 Christine Ann Center Addition to the Historic Structure at 206 Algoma Boulevard. Jane Schirger and Lynn Stephany Exterior painting of the residences at 609 Jackson Street and 301 East Irving Avenue The Naslund Family Interior Restoration Efforts of the shops at the 317 and 319 Market Street.

16 Questions?

17 Historic Preservation helps to Increase Property Values and Protect Equity  Historic structures generally increase or maintain their value over time  Ripple effect on surrounding property through maintenance/rehab that help to stabilized and increase values overall  Historic buildings typically sell faster than non-historic when in the same market


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