PRESERVATION KENTUCKY PROGRAMS
Preservation Kentucky provides a variety of on-site and webinar programs, many in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action and nonprofit collaborators throughout the state. We also provide technical assistance to individuals, nonprofits, and local and state governments on important preservation projects and topics.
Program topics include:
- Historic Preservation 101 for Real Estate Professionals – see below
- Federal and State Historic Tax Credits
- Cemetery Preservation
- Rural Heritage Development
- Kentucky’s Historic Architecture
- Why We Preserve: Demystifying Historic Preservation
- How Historic Preservation Contributes to Economic Development
Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Preservation Awards feature people and projects that exemplify historic preservation best practices through preservation trades, commercial and residential rehabilitation projects, tax credit projects, advocacy efforts, and educational programs for children and youth.
During each General Assembly, held January through April, Preservation Kentucky advocates for preservation friendly legislation and improvements to Kentucky’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit. Throughout the year, Preservation Kentucky works with our national partners, Preservation Action and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to advocate for federal legislation and policies that affect local preservation efforts; and with collaborators around to state to advance preservation legislation.
Preservation Kentucky’s annual Endangered List features historic and prehistoric places endangered due to neglect, potential for demolition and/or lack of understanding of their cultural and historic value. The list is intended to provide property owners of endangered sites with technical preservation assistance, and educate all Kentuckians about similar threats and case studies regarding how these threats might be dealt with effectively. Our Successfully Saved List features formerly endangered properties and is intended to encourage and inspire owners of historic properties and communities with challenging historic preservation projects.
Historic Preservation 101 Workshop for Real Estate Professionals
Preservation Kentucky conducts workshops for real estate professionals, developers, historic building owners, loan officers, accountants and others interested in understanding historic properties and how to sell them. The workshops discusses why historic buildings appeal to target demographics, the value they offer potential buyers and financial incentives for owning them.
Licenses real estate agents and brokers who attend the workshop can earn KREC approved CEU credits: 2 hours Law / 2 hours Elective.
Workshop topics include
- Incentives for buildings and buyers
- State and federal tax credits
- Kentucky historic architectural styles
- Sustainability and energy efficiency of historic buildings
- Design standards for rehabilitation
- Myths about old buildings
- Marketing and selling historic real estate
- Real Estate Agents and Brokers
- Tax Credit Accountants/CPAs
- Bank Leadership Team
- Loan Officers
- Historic Property Owners
- Preservation Professionals
- Nonprofit Staff and Board Members
About this course
This course is approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) for the Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency of the Arts, Tourism & Heritage Cabinet and Preservation Kentucky, a 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit.
For more information, contact Preservation Kentucky at 502-874-4570 or email workshop [at] preservationkentucky.org.