VAN WERT — The Heritage Ohio Historic Tax Credit Coffee series will stop in Van Wert from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Main Street Van Wert, 136 E. Main St.
The group focuses on bringing information about financial incentives for historic building rehabilitation.
Heritage Ohio created the series to introduce individuals and communities to the concept of rehabilitating older commercial buildings, using the federal 20% and Ohio 25% historic tax credits and introducing the people who run the program on behalf of Ohio’s Development Services Agency and the State Historic Preservation Office.
Heritage Ohio’s director, Joyce Barrett, summarized the workshop concept: “We recognized there is an audience that just wants a brief introduction, before they commit to hours of research. In one quick hour, we can show how it works and introduce the people who manage the program. They are great people working to help get buildings restored, not faceless bureaucrats.”
Presenting the program will be:
Nathan Bevil, Community Planning and Preservation Manager with Technical Services at the State Historic Preservation Office, which reviews the historic integrity of the proposed work; Lisa Brownell, program manager at the Ohio Development Services Office who assists applicants in applying for the competitive Ohio program; and Susan Tietz, who works on the National Register process for Ohio, the qualifying designation necessary to use some of the historic tax credits.
The “coffees” will take place in a whirlwind tour of four communities in 4 counties on April 29: Williams, Defiance, Paulding, & Van Wert counties are on the schedule. There is no charge to attend.
Heritage Ohio has organized “coffees” in 50 courthouse-communities in the past three years. Barrett stated: “The combination of the 20% federal and 25% state historic tax credits may appear too good to be true, but it is real, come find out more.”
Heritage Ohio strives to help people: save the places that matter, build community, and live better. Heritage Ohio is the leading statewide, non-profit preservation organization. Formed in 1989, Heritage Ohio has more than 500 members ranging from individuals and businesses to organizations and local governments. In addition, Heritage Ohio has been the designated coordinating agency by The National Main Street Center since 1997. Learn more by visiting www.heritageohio.org.
8:00 – 9:00 Kora Brew House & Wine Bar, 120 S. Lynn Street Bryan, OH 43506
10:30 - 11:30 Stroede Center for the Arts, 319 Wayne Avenue Defiance, OH 43512
1:30 – 2:30 Paulding County Foundation, 101 E Perry St. Paulding, OH 45879
4:00 - 5:00 Main Street Van Wert, 136 East Main Street Van Wert, OH 45891