Viejo y Nuevo, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from guillermo ascanio’s photostream

There are more than a dozen registered historic districts in the City Of Pittsburgh. We have a treasure of both homes and public buildings that are more than one hundred years old–it’s part of what makes Pittsburgh special. But these buildings aren’t just beautiful to look at, they encourage economic development as people find neighborhoods with architectural character a desirable place to live. Additionally, preserving and adapting an existing building is a key element of sustainable development.

As part of the Statewide Conference on Heritage happening in Pittsburgh next month, there will be a workshop on July 16th: “Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way.” As of July 1, 2013, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will provide a state rehabilitation tax credit which mirrors the federal rehabilitation investment tax credit program (RITC). The workshop will help design professionals, property owners and developers in gaining a better understanding of both the federal and new state tax credit programs.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.The cost for the workshop is $65 and it is being sponsored by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) and the City of Pittsburgh Planning Department. It’s also been been approved for 6.5 LU/HSW AIA Continuing Education Credits.

You can find out more information on the workshop–including a list of presenters and moderators–here. Simply click on the register button if you wish to attend.


East Allegheny Rowhouses, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s