Jenna Turner

Historic Preservation Application Process – Part 1

February 13, 2021

The Historic Preservation Tax Incentive is a three-part process that is regulated by the National Park Service sector of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Following the requirements on state and federal levels will grant the opportunity for 25% and 20% tax credits respectively of the cost of rehabilitation construction.

Application Requirements

Part 1

Part 1 of this process presents all information regarding the historic significance and appearance of the building.

Part 2

Part 2 of the application describes the planned rehabilitation work in detail. The proposed work will be evaluated based upon the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation—a set of 10 rules of practice.

Part 3

Part 3 of the application is submitted after the project is complete and documents that the work was completed as proposed. National Park Service approval of Part 3 certifies that the project meets the standards and is a “certified rehabilitation.”

Preparing Our Application

Months of preparation have gone into completing part one of our application. Accurately detailed blueprints were to be provided showing the current layout of the building. Photos were taken documenting the existing state of the interior and exterior details of the property. Those photos were then printed and prepared in an album, each specifically labeled and dated to be presented in conjunction with the application. As part of the application, we also submitted a complete writeup detailing the existing state of the roof, exterior walls, windows, exterior doors, ceilings, walls, stairs, floors, stairs, HVAC, wiring, and plumbing for every inch of the 25,000 square foot property. Lastly, a map of the Historic District of Downtown Tifton that clearly identifies the lot on which the building is located must be povided.

We submitted Part One of our application in November 2020. I am happy to say that our application received approval in January 2021!

Click here for before photos of The Golden Building

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