We debuted our new historic property resource guide at the RevitalizeWA conference. The Main Street Guide for Property Development compiles resources available to public, private, and nonprofit owners rehabilitating historic buildings in Washington state. The guide covers such topics as Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, proformas, real estate LLCs, Heritage Capital Project Grants, Public Development Authorities, gifts of real estate, and more. Each section also includes a case study of a historic property development project with information on how the project was financed.

This report was prepared by Washington Trust Board of Directors member Anneka Olson for the Washington Main Street Program, with additional research and writing by Jonelle McCoy, Main Street Specialist.

This project was supported by a financial contribution from HomeStreet Bank.

Many people contributed their expertise and energy to this report. We’d like to thank:

Kathleen Brooker, Ginny Butler, Breanne Durham, Kim Gant, Carolyn Honeycutt, Elizabeth McGree, Farah Momin, Chris Moore, Jennifer Mortensen, Jeff Murdock, Rory Turner, Nicholas Vann, Matt Wagner, and Deanna Wright.