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Meeting Set on Possible Prairie Grove Historic District

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, April 28, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, in the Prairie Grove District Courtroom in the Prairie Grove City Hall Building at 955 East Douglas Street to discuss a project to list Prairie Grove’s historic downtown area in the National Register of Historic Places in an effort to spur rehabilitation of historic commercial buildings.

“We often receive calls from business owners seeking assistance in reusing their historic commercial structures,” Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst said. “There is a 20 percent federal tax credit and a 25 percent state tax credit for qualified rehabilitation projects if the historic buildings are eligible for the National Register. Pursuing historic district nominations will allow the AHPP to make the maximum number of buildings possible eligible for those tax credits.”

Benefits of historic district designation include:

* Eligibility for state and federal tax credits for rehabilitation of historic buildings

* The prestige of having a National Register historic district

* Heritage tourism

* Grant possibilities for buildings owned by local government or non-profit organizations

* Increased property values.

For more information, contact Ralph Wilcox at (501) 324-9880 or [email protected], write him at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Historic-Properties/commercial-historic-properties.

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.



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