Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nomination approved by State Review Committee

Alexandria supporters with Committee Chairman, Mayor Lynn Lewis
The National Register Review Committee for Louisiana approved the nomination in Baton Rouge on 3/21/2013, so the Alexandria Post War Suburbs Historic District NR nomination is on its way to Washington, D.C. for approval by the Secretary of the Interior.  The national review is expected to occur in the next few months.

Delores Brewer, Director of Planning for the City of Alexandria, read a proclamation by Mayor Roy declaring March 21, 2013 as "Alexandria Post-War Suburbs Historic District Day".

Donna Fricker, as a preparer of the nomination, presented the nomination to the committee. 
(View an 11 minute video of the presentation.)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Rehabilitation Tax Credit success story

What a turn-around the project at 2822 Madonna has been.  This house was a terrible eyesore and a constant source of problems (numerous police reports).  Mark Gravel purchased the property, and using tax credits to help defray some of the costs has brought the house to the point you see.  There's still some work to be done such as repair roof damage from the tornado and build a carport.
 (View this photo album for many more before and after views)

This is a typical Rehabilitation Tax Credit success story - creating an incentive to improve neighborhoods while enforcing a high standard of rehabilitation.  We want more people to know about it and take advantage of it.
Everyone wins on a project like this...The final great news for the neighborhood is that along with the fantastic property turn-around, great new neighbors will be renting this home.  The new neighbors are returning to Alexandria from Connecticut and will be moving into 2822 Madonna on March 18.

We say ... Welcome home!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

AHPC Preservation in Progress Award for March

The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission presents their March 2013 Preservation in Progress award not to a single homeowner, but to an entire neighborhood, the area encompassing the proposed historic district!  This is a great honor for the residents of the proposed district.
Read about this in the March issue of the CENLA Focus.  It's on p. 76 of the issue. 
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