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Discover Denver Fueled by New History Colorado Grant

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by nancy
August 29, 2015
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Discover Denver fueled by new History Colorado grant
The Discover Denver citywide building survey project recently received a $185,000 grant from History Colorado. The grant will fund the project through mid-2017 as its survey teams go neighborhood by neighborhood to identify historic and architecturally significant structures. Survey teams are currently working in Jefferson Park.

Historic Home Denver

Discover Denver is a partnership with the City and County of Denver and Historic Denver, Inc. The survey is gathering information using public records, neighborhood canvassing, academic research, and tips from the public. Findings from the survey will be accessible online so that everyone can learn about Denver’s past — building by building. Learn more at DiscoverDenver.CO.

 sDenver Historic Home
Recent changes to the state of Colorado’s historic preservation tax credit program will be effective October 1, 2015. Here’s what you need to know!

Originally enacted in 1991, the state historic preservation tax credit allows owners of locally designated historic properties to obtain a 20 percent credit toward their state property taxes for qualified rehabilitation work (maximum $50,000 credit). In 2014, the state changed the list of improvements that qualify for tax credits and expanded the timelines for owners to complete projects.

Denver Landmark Preservation planners process tax credit applications on behalf of the state, allowing for faster processing and the ability to combine the landmark design review with the tax credit application.

If you are planning a project and want to apply for tax credits, please note that the new requirements will apply for projects submitted to Denver Landmark Preservation beginning October 1, 2015. Details on how to apply will be posted at DenverGov.org/Landmark in September.

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