Preservation for a Changing Colorado

APA Colorado Chapter


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. MDT

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Historic preservation brings substantial benefits to Colorado’s economy and to local communities across the state, as shown in a dynamic new report and website: This session will explore preservation’s role not only as a valuable economic development strategy, but also as an important tool for planners to address cultural, demographic, and economic changes. Preservation is also playing a central role in effective placemaking all across Colorado. Featured projects will illustrate exciting and creative examples of preservation’s important role in creating great places.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the economic benefits of preservation to Coloradans -- for individual properties, for communities, and for the state as a whole.

2. Learn how historic preservation is helping Coloradans to plan for and address major shifts such as changing demographics, changing workplace, and the rise of creative districts.

3. Recognize how historic preservation is always changing, and today is an important building block for creating great places of all types.


  • Preservation Today: A Crucial Economic Development Tool
    • Preserving Place: State and Federal Tax Credits, State Historical Fund
    • Preserving Communities: Property Values in Local Historic Districts
    • Celebrating Colorado: Heritage Tourism, Scenic and Historic Byways
  • Preservation Tomorrow: Planning for a Changing Colorado
    • Changing Demographics
    • Changing Economy
    • Effective Placemaking
    • Changing Climate

Moving Forward: Preservation Success for the Next 50 Years.

CM Criteria:

Colorado Preservation, Inc. and History Colorado, with the consulting expertise of Clarion Associates, recently released a report on the substantial benefits that historic preservation brings to our state economy and to local communities across Colorado. This is a completely new edition of an earlier report that won an award from APA Colorado. This informative report (and dynamic website – looks at preservation as not only an important economic development tool, but also from the direct perspective of funding strategies like tax credits, the Main Street Program, and SHF grants to the indirect impacts of programs like Scenic & Historic Byways, and active movements of placemaking, creative districts, changing workforce & senior demographics.

The session moderator is an AICP-accredited planner who led the project and is a subject matter expert. 


Matthew Goebel, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Matt Goebel is a planner and attorney in the Denver office of Clarion Associates and a Director of the firm. He works principally in the areas of planning, zoning, and historic preservation. His projects have included development codes for dozens of large and small jurisdictions around the country. Mr. Goebel ... Read More

Cindy Nasky

Confirmed Speaker

Cindy began her studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned an undergraduate degree in interior design and architecture with a minor in art history. She continued her studies at Colorado State University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation and Public History. Immediately following graduation, she ... Read More

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