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July 28, 2021
In an effort to help one understand the historic district designation process Preserve the 'Burg offers the following answers to frequently asked questions. Why would a neighborhood want to become a local historic district? Neighborhood character or feel is an important factor attracting people to neighborhoods.
June 11, 2021
The Edge District is booming. This district, spanning the corridor along Central and the 1st Avenues and between MLK & 16th Streets, is home to both historic buildings and new developments. Recently, the city approved two projects for large new developments in the Edge. PTB, working with the Edge District Business Association, was successful in improving the design of both of these projects, including the reuse of a historic building that was originally proposed for demolition.
May 23, 2021
Preserve the 'Burg is often asked if something could have been done to prevent a building demolition or how does one find out if a building is to be demolished. Cities can require notice and opportunities to review demolition applications. Many cities have a comprehensive process in place to do so but St. Petersburg only provides notice and review in a small number of circumstances. Read on to find out what demolition review is about and how St. Pete can do better!
March 30, 2021
As a historic homeowner, you’re lucky enough to step back in time every day. From the original architecture, local history, and previous residents, your home is filled with stories from the past. Although protecting your historic home can be a challenge, you may be entitled to a range of tax incentives that could make rehabilitation projects and maintenance easier to handle. Keep reading to explore our tax tips for historic homeowners and the many ways to keep your historic home special.