The Changing Needs of Hotels Create HTC Challenges

At first glance, rehabilitating a historic hotel using historic tax credits (HTCs) for continued use as a hotel seems straightforward. However, these projects can pose a variety of challenges due to the ever-changing needs of modern hotels. There can be a mismatch between old hotels and new hotels when it comes to the provision of services, […]

Mid-Century Retail Spaces: Challenges and Opportunities for HTC Rehabilitations

The notion of a historic rehabilitation generally conjures up images of Victorian late-19th century or early 20th century classical architecture. Read Full Article Here

Three Considerations When Twinning HTC, LIHTC

Rehabilitation developments often use both the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC) and the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) to meet the bottom line while still providing quality affordable units. Read Full Article Here

Rehabbing a Single Historic Building with Multiple Owners

At first blush, property ownership seems like a simple issue. Read Full Article Here

Historic Rehabilitation Opportunities for Public Housing: A Q&A with HUD Federal Preservation Officer Nancy E. Boone

The development of any society is often reflected in the resulting built environment. Read Full Article Here

Historic Tax Credits and HUD’s Rental Assistance Program: Opportunities Found

Over the years, twinning the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) has become a common approach to preserving and revitalizing aging public housing complexes. Read Full Article Here

Sizing Replacement Windows to the Highest Standards

Windows are an integral component of a building’s exterior, which visually organize a façade and gracefully recede into and complement a building’s structure. Read Full Article Here

Retaining Character: Tying History into Interior Design

A common misconception about historic tax credit (HTC) rehabilitation projects is that the state historic preservation office (SHPO) and National Park Service (NPS) only have purview over exterior work, when in reality, interior design is a critical component in the review process, which may lead to approval or denial. Read Full Article Here…

Lessons Learned from Adaptive Reuse of Building to Become a School

Adapting historic buildings for new uses in a historic tax credit (HTC) development often hinges on the ability to find a compatible use, so what happens when a school needs to undertake an adaptive reuse project on a historic building that was not previously used as a school? Read Full Article Here..

Ensuring Approvals on a Changing Development

The reality of the real estate market is that it is cyclical. And as experienced in the past decade, the cycle down can be rapid– in some cases stopping a development before it begins. Now that the market is warming again, developers are looking to complete these partially completed developments. This cycling presents both opportunities […]

Finding the Story: The Challenges of National Register Listing

What happens when you instinctively know a building is significant, but the history is largely unknown? While a developer may feel a building is historic, unless significance is established, a building will not be eligible for the historic tax credits (HTCs). Establishing the historic and/or architectural significance of a building is the first step in […]

Historic Tax Credits and Historic Districts: San Francisco’s Wilson Building

As we know, to qualify for historic tax credits (HTCs), a project must be a certified rehabilitation of a certified historic building. One common path for certifying a building as historic is to individually list it on the National Register of Historic Places, a rigorous and time-consuming process. Even in seeking preliminary determinations, this process […]