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Detroit's Foundation Hotel: Navigating Pitfalls and Unlocking Opportunities in a Historic Hotel Renovation

By Kevin Blind and Todd Sachse In a city like Detroit, an ongoing urban renaissance and an abundance of historically significant buildings presents exciting opportunities for renovation and reinvention. However, transforming an architectural landmark isn’t exactly a paint-by-numbers process....

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Creating Workforce Housing in a Historic D.C. Neighborhood

By Lauren Oswalt McHale In 2012 The L’Enfant Trust launched its award-winning —and Washington, D.C.’s first— Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) in the Anacostia Historic District. The HPRP uses historic preservation as the key to reclaiming derelict...

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Case Study: A Preservationist’s Own Rehabilitation Project

By Giselle Rahn Beyond the well-known and beautiful National Landmark District of Savannah, Georgia, many blocks in the city include one or two abandoned or empty houses. In spring 2014 my then-boyfriend (now husband)—a man with a big heart and minimal home maintenance experience&mdash...

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Preserving Wisconsin’s Civic Legacy, A Guide to Rehabilitation and Reusing Local Government Properties

This booklet, created by the National Trust’s former Midwest Office in 2010, with funding from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis., is designed to help municipalities save and reuse their historic buildings. #Rehabilitation #community #AdaptiveUse #RealEstate ...

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Multi-Site Rehabilitation: A Model Urban Approach (August 4, 2015 | Forum Webinar)

Join us as experienced community developers from two states outline key practices and partnerships used to bring their multi-site projects to fruition. Guy Kempe, Vice President for Community Development at RUPCO, Inc., teams up with Madeline Fletcher, executive director of Newburgh, New York...


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Making the Case for Historic Preservation

Preservation is something I`m becoming extremely comfortable with, and I`ve come to think of it as a sort of journey. For instance when I go to New York, I plan very carefully and get all my things packed, and I have an itinerary. I take a plane trip, and then I`m on my way to the hotel. But...


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Preservation Spurs Renaissance in Dayton

In Dayton, Ohio, the importance of historic preservation as a community revitalization tool is evident. Eight nationally and locally designated historic districts are among the most desirable places to live in the city, and major projects with a historic preservation component are revitalizing...


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Finding Compatible New Uses for the Army`s Historic Structures

When I spoke at the 1999 National Preservation Conference, we were just beginning to work with the National Trust in a cooperative effort to tackle some of our challenges in managing the Army`s historic buildings. With almost 12,000 individual historic buildings, 12 national historic landmark...


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Historic Preservation Is at the Very Core of Our Business

I`d like to update you on what we are doing at GSA to maintain our federal government`s public buildings legacy, and let you know how you can help us now and in the years ahead. Our 7,000 employees are proud stewards of the 450 historic buildings that now make up 25 percent of our 200-million-...


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Brick + Beam Detroit: Uniting a Community of Rehabbers

By Amy Elliott Bragg Brick + Beam launch party in March brought people together to share stories of rehab triumphs and tribulations | Photo by Gertrud Høgh Rasmussen When the Detroit Land Bank Authority announced that it was cutting back on the number of vacant and...

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