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2018 Historic Preservation Month Event

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The City of Greeley Historic Preservation Office and Historic Greeley, Inc. invite the public to attend a free Historic Preservation Month program, “Preserve, Repurpose, Benefit: How to Take Advantage of Government Incentives for Preservation.”  This event will be held at the Greeley Ice Haus, 900 8th Ave. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th with light refreshments followed by awards presentations at 7 and presentations about preservation incentives at 7:30.  The event is free, open to the public and no reservations are required.

The Historic Preservation Commission will recognize Heather Bean for preservation work on the Greeley Elevator Building.  She nominated the building for designation on the Greeley Historic Register, and since designation, she has been rehabilitating it in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for use as a distillery. 

green earthThe Commission will also recognize Green Earth Brewing Company for rehabilitation of the building at 725 10th Street for their brewery.  They retained historic fabric and used reclaimed materials in their rehabilitation project.

Following the presentation of preservation awards, local preservationists will talk about the use of government financial incentives for preservation.  Historic property owner and former Historic Preservation Commission member Drew Notestine will discuss state tax credits and the City’s building permit fee refund program.  Historic property owners and preservationists Ron and Linde Thompson will talk about historic building rehabilitation and using the state historic preservation tax credit program.  Local historic property owner and previous Historic Preservation Month award recipient Deborah Chastain will talk about using the City’s historic preservation loan program and the Downtown Development Authority’s façade grant program.

May is Historic Preservation Month, which celebrates the heritage and preservation of historical, architectural and archaeological resources significant in our local, state and national development.  The History Colorado theme for Historic Preservation Month is “Investing in Our Future by Preserving Our Past,” and Greeley’s event compliments the state theme with information about incentives for preserving the past.

For more information about the event, Historic Preservation Month or historic preservation in Greeley, please contact Betsy Kellums, Greeley Historic Preservation Specialist, at betsy.kellums@greeleygov.com or 970-350-9222.

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Release Date:
May 4, 2018

For Immediate Release
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department
970-350-9222
Betsy.kellums@greeleygov.com

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