Creative Providence Cultural Plan

How Planners Plan for Historic Preservation

revitalization, zoning and land use, and economic development. As a growing number of communities have recognized and pursued the benefits of historic preservation, they are also increasingly preparing HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANS. These plans can be…

Planning ABC's illustration

H is for Historic Preservation

…cities embarked on major historic preservation programs. In 1931, Charleston, South Carolina, placed its eighty-acre Battery District in a specially zoned historic preservation district. The following year New Orleans’ Vieux Carré became the first urban…

How Façade Improvement Programs Can Benefit Your Community

How Façade Improvement Programs Can Benefit Your Community

…façade improvement program. As a result, such programs are frequently among the implementing actions of comprehensive plans, downtown revitalization strategies, and historic preservation plans. Façade improvement programs are incentive programs created to encourage property owners…

What's Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

What’s Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

on how communities organize to plan, whether historic preservation can help your community, whether historic preservation presents obstacles or opportunities, and the benefits of historic preservation. These posts will set the stage for more detailed…

Haw River map

Cultural Tourism in the Triangle – Part 2

Haw River Revitalization Heritage tourism is “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past.” — The National Trust for Historic Preservation An embodiment of this…

portion of façade of Detroit Michigan's abandoned Central Railroad Station

Preservation or Demolition?

…Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality” (National Trust for Historic Preservation, May 2014). See also their Press Release. ↩ Joseph Minicozzi, “The Smart Math of Mixed-Use Development” (Downtown Idea Exchange, March 2013). ↩…

Cover of Wake County report and graph from report

Cultural Tourism in the Triangle – Part 1

…billion visitors to North Carolina spent in 2012. The state’s creative industry generates 300,000 jobs. Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham’s comprehensive and long range plans include goals and recommendations that seek to enhance historic preservation,…