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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

Incentives

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Preservation Through Property Tax: The Impacts Of Philadelphia's 10-Year Property Tax Abatement On Historic Preservation, Joel Naiman Jan 2017

Preservation Through Property Tax: The Impacts Of Philadelphia's 10-Year Property Tax Abatement On Historic Preservation, Joel Naiman

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Philadelphia’s 10-year property tax abatement program has proven effective as a transformative force throughout the city by offering a 10-year abatement on the taxable value of any improvements on a structure or land. Originally implemented in a vastly different real estate market than exists today, the abatement has had profound economic impact, yet has been heavily criticized by some of its varied stakeholders as a drain on municipal finances. Regarding historic preservation, the abatement has existed with a dual nature: while it serves as a key factor in rehabilitation financing on large projects throughout the city, it also incentivizes ...


Upstairs In The Vieux Carré: An Analysis Of Incentives And Tools To Catalyze Private Sector Rehabilitation, Lawrence Jay Timon Jan 2012

Upstairs In The Vieux Carré: An Analysis Of Incentives And Tools To Catalyze Private Sector Rehabilitation, Lawrence Jay Timon

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Millions of tourists flock to New Orleans’s famed French Quarter each year to enjoy its offering of unique culture and historic buildings. However, many of the low-rise historic buildings are in need of rehabilitation. These blighted structures threaten the vitality of the Vieux Carré Historic District. This thesis examines public sector incentives and tools to determine their ability to catalyze private sector rehabilitation of the French Quarter’s low-rise historic buildings. A list of extant incentives and tools were compiled and tested using two hypothetical projects, each representing a different type of common French Quarter building typology. The goals ...


Looking Up, Downtown: A National Survey And Assessment Of Residential Development Incentives For The Rehabilitation Of Vacant Upstairs Space In Historic Downtowns, Laura Dipasquale Jan 2012

Looking Up, Downtown: A National Survey And Assessment Of Residential Development Incentives For The Rehabilitation Of Vacant Upstairs Space In Historic Downtowns, Laura Dipasquale

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In order to facilitate redevelopment and foster economic growth in their downtowns, many local governments across the United States offer financial incentives to assist developers and business owners in rehabilitating their older or historic structures. While many economic development tools focus on the establishment and growth of businesses in historic downtowns, there is a general understanding that in order for a neighborhood or downtown commercial district to thrive, it must also have a solid residential population. This thesis focuses specifically on redevelopment incentives aimed at creating or enhancing upper floor residential space. Through short case studies, it evaluates different types ...