Historic buildings are our tangible links with the past. They help give a community a sense of identity, stability and orientation.
The Federal government encourages the preservation of historic buildings through various means. The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program is one of the Federal governments most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. The Preservation Tax Incentives reward private investment in rehabilitating historic properties such as offices, rental housing, and retail stores. The Federal Tax Incentives program is administered by the National Park Service and the State Historic Preservation Officer.
The State of North Dakota encourages the preservation of historic buildings through the Renaissance Zone. The Renaissance Zone Tax Incentives reward private investment in rehabilitating historic properties which are located within a cities designated Renaissance Zone.
Many buildings qualify for both Tax Incentive programs. The owner may apply and receive incentives from both programs if their building meets the requirements of the programs.
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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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