OMS: “Who We Are is What We Leave Behind” The ABC’s of Historic Preservation

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m. EDT

Sanford, FL, United States

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OMS:  “Who We Are is What We Leave Behind” The ABC’s of Historic Preservation

Description of the Event: How can we ensure that the legacy of our historic buildings and authentic neighborhoods survive for the benefit of future generations? Historic preservation enhances community character and builds civic pride. It creates a sense of place that draws people to explore, discover, and recreate. Historic buildings have proven their usefulness in how they have adapted over time. A former airplane hangar reborn as a municipal building, a private estate re-purposed as an event venue and gardens – so many possibilities exist for the creative transformation of historic buildings. In order to ensure renewed life for our beloved treasures, one must understand the ABC’s of historic preservation.

 Historic Preservation is an important component in the revitalization of existing cities and towns. The economic impact of historic preservation is profound, resulting in billions of dollars of economic investment annually, in the State of Florida alone. Planners who understand the ABCs of historic preservation are better poised to advise property owners and municipalities on how historic properties can be an asset in their communities. These assets can have lasting effects on the way cities and towns grow for the future.

 You’ll learn about: 

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of local historic preservation ordinances and how these ordinances may be used as a tool to further revitalization objectives in historic areas.

  • The economic benefits of historic preservation will also be discussed, providing planners with data regarding how historic preservation stabilizes and increases property values, and how historic districts fare during economic downturns.

  • Lastly, the Secretary of the Interior Standards will be discussed, and attendees will learn how application of these standards can provide an opportunity for grant funding and federal rehabilitation tax credits. 

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Christine Dalton, MAHP, AICP

Invited Speaker

Christine L. Dalton, MAHP, AICP Christine Dalton, AICP is the Historic Preservation Officer and Community Planner for the City of Sanford. She is the staff liaison to the City’s Historic Preservation Board as well as the City’s new Public Art Commission, which she spearheaded the creation of. Ms ... Read More

Richard J. Heisenbottle

Invited Speaker

Richard J. Heisenbottle has over 40 years of expertise in all aspects of architecture and interior design with a specialty in historic preservation and theater arts projects. His award-winning work is well known in Florida for the restoration of some of the area’s oldest and most prestigious landmarks including ... Read More