historic preservation

Arts and Culture
8:10 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Columbia demolition job becomes historic preservation project

Credit Amy Munneke / KBIA

A Columbia parks demolition project has turned into a possible preservation project.

Jeremy Sapp was tearing down part of the Parks Management Center Friday when he noticed something.

“We were in the process of tearing the building down and pulling the brick off the face of the building and found the beam and just kept following it to see what it was," he said.

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Business
5:23 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Columbia receives grant to help fix historic homes

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  The City of Columbia has received a grant to help fix up historic properties.

Columbia holds about 140 officially recognized historic properties and many other unofficial historic homes. With the new grant from the state, city planner Rachel Bacon said the city’s preservation commission has found a way help property owners who are intimidated by updating their homes: A do-it-yourself seminar series.   

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Politics
8:42 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Columbia City Council postpones vote on brick-paved street repairs

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The Columbia City Council tabled a vote that would have created the first-ever written plan to repair and maintain Columbia’s brick-paved streets at its meeting Monday. 

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Politics
4:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Missouri historic preservation tax credits are down

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   The amount of historic preservation tax credits authorized in Missouri has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri only authorized $93.9 million in credits during the 2013 fiscal year. That is about a $5 million decrease from the previous fiscal year.

The historic preservation credit is the most expensive credits in Missouri. In 2009, the program peaked with $212 million authorized.  The program gives developers authorized tax credits to lower the cost of refurbishing historic buildings.

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Business
4:45 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Heibel-March building may be renovated

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The historic Heibel-March building may finally be getting a face lift.

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Politics
5:28 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Panel to review Historic Preservation tax credit

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Members of a panel created to review Missouri’s tax credits, are leaning towards recommending that the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits be cut nearly in half.  The incentives program is popular with developers, but Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and a group of Republican State Senators say it’s draining off revenues from the state budget.

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Arts and Culture
8:49 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Historic Preservation Commission searches for notable properties

The Arrow Head Motel was added to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission's list of notable properties in 2012.
Deb Sheals Columbia Historic Preservation Commission

Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission began accepting nominations for the city’s 2013 list of most notable properties. It will review nominations and select a diverse set of properties that contribute to the city socially or aesthetically. Properties must be at least 50 years old and can be privately or publicly owned.

Many properties have already been added to the list, so this year the committee is thinking outside the box in terms of what might be a notable property.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Mo. Senate compromise impacts historic, amateur sports tax credits

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 5:29 pm

The Missouri Senate has passed a tax credit measure after hammering out an agreement between GOP leaders and fiscal conservatives who’ve been trying to reign in tax breaks for years.

The agreement would cap historic preservation tax credits at $75 million per year, give a one-year extension to food pantry and other charitable tax breaks, and create incentives to draw amateur sporting events to Missouri.  State Senator Eric Schmitt (R, Glendale) urged the chamber to pass it before time runs out on the regular session.

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