State officials providing ‘simple process’ form, eligibility information
“I’ve heard tales about how many hoops people have to jump through and was glad to hear it explained,” she said. “It’s just a matter of filling out a form.”
Brennan said her office has processed tax credits for historic rehabilitation projects valued as high as $5 million. Brennan can be contacted at the WVHPO at 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305; (304) 558-0220; or [email protected]
The tax credit workshop was one in a series of programs being hosted by the Downtown Beckley Business Association, members of which are working to attract economic development to the downtown’s historic district.
Downtown building owners are also eligible for grants that pay up to 50 percent of construction costs for national historic properties, and properties there benefit from the city’s architectural review program, which guarantees the sustained historic value of properties in the district.
Princeton architect Todd Boggess will address the April 23 public meeting, during which he will discuss the adaptation of downtown properties for uses that concern the possible development of a southern campus for West Virginia University.
For more information on the workshops and the business association, call David Sibray at 304-575-7390 or Jim Chambers at 573-4332.