Historic Tax Credits: Opportunities for an Idaho program

APA Idaho


Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MDT

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How the session relates to the “Plan Big” theme.

Historic Tax Credits: opportunities for an Idaho program panel presentation will present both an important existing community development tool –the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) -- and a proposal for a new tool -- an Idaho HTC.   The latter is a BIG undertaking for planners, local leaders and preservationists to pursue with Idaho legislators.  We are looking for the insight and perspectives of planners statewide as we continue down the path to legislation.  If successful, the combination of a Federal and State incentive package could positively affect dozens of communities across the state, revitalizing key structures and promoting additional development activity.

 How the session meets a specific planning-related training objective.

Objective 1: Explore best community development practice technique – explanation of the Federal Historic Tax Credit and how it has been used successfully specifically in Idaho.

 Objective 2: The opportunity for an Idaho State Historic Tax Credit – explanation of proposal for a companion program (over 30 states have incentive programs of this kind for their historic structures) and opportunity to discuss issues and challenges with planners from across State.

 How the session will offer a professionally relevant learning experience for a planner with at least 4 years of experience.

The proposed Historic Tax Credits: opportunities for an Idaho program panelists represent a breadth of experience in planning and historic preservation and should provide an engaging presentation as well as an opportunity for lively discussion.  The mix of both an existing program (one that has benefitted several Idaho communities already) with the proposal for a new program should be appealing to session attendees.  Examples from across the state, from small and large communities, will be presented so that planners statewide will find something relevant to their experience.

 What you want the attendees to learn from this session

Attendees should come away with a good understanding of an effective, established community development practice tool, the Federal Historic Tax Credit, how it has been used successfully specifically in Idaho, as well as the opportunity for an Idaho State Historic Tax Credit.




Sheri Freemuth, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sheri Freemuth is a Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She supports a variety of preservation projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, notably managing the Panama Hotel National Treasure in Seattle WA. She has worked as a professional planner in Idaho for over 30 years. as a ... Read More

Contact Info

Diane Kushlan, dkushlan@fiberpipe.net