For Commercial Property
FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Historic structures are the key components of our downtowns and village centers in New Hampshire. Investment and rehabilitation of these buildings makes a substantial contribution to preserving community character.
If you own a historic resource and are seeking assistance in rehabbing it for commercial use, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and its partners can provide information and resources to get you started. One of the newest tools is a tax incentive for the rehabilitation of downtown structures, known as RSA 79-E.
Other sites and organizations that may provide assistance are listed below:
NH Division of Historical Resources, which administers the federal tax credit program.
NH Community Development Finance Authority, for certain types of funding assistance
USDA Rural Development; provides funding for certain uses
National Trust for Historic Preservation; offers a variety of assistance for commercial properties
There are several publications available to help with your restoration. The National Trust's Historic Building information sheet can help you get started, along with publications from Preservation Books, including A Guide to Tax-Advantaged Rehabilitation.
Specific technical information is available from a number of qualified organizations:
The National Park Service
- Preservation Briefs cover specific preservation problems and techniques. There are nearly 50 of these and titles are revised and/or added annually.
- Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
- “Planning Successful Rehabilitation Projects”
- National Center for Preservation Training and Technology
- Lead paint information and how to understand the new laws
- Preservation Green Lab
The Alliance’s Field Service Program can advise you on how to get the best information about appropriate treatment options, consultants and contractors and share examples of similar successes or best-practice models. We also offer training, networking, and conference opportunities. Our goal is to support your commitment to preservation activity within your community by helping you again access to the right tools and techniquues.
Contact our field service team for more information.
Maggie Stier, Statewide Field Service Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Nanasi, North Country Field Service Representative, email@example.com