Historic Tax Credit Consulting
it takes more than just good design to make a project work.
Historic Tax Credit Consulting
With expertise in both Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Applications, we can help you navigate the requirements and application process for this critical financial tool for your project. The application includes:
- Part 1 – Evaluation of Significance (At the beginning of the project)
- Part 2 – Description of Rehabilitation (During the design process)
- Amendments/Advisory Determination as needed
- Part 3 – Request for Certification of Completed Work (Upon construction completion)
We help you pair your project goals with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, resulting in a historically sensitive approach to your dynamic new use for the building.
To be eligible, a property must be:
- Within a National Register Historic District
- Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- or, a district certified by the National Park Service for the purposes of the federal tax credit program.
We’ve successfully helped complete nominations and secure designation on the National Register of Historic Places for districts and individual properties. This research helps bring forward a community’s rich history and can provide the eligibility for this gap-filling tool for a project.
Prairie Street Brewhouse
Located on the east bank of the Rock River, the Prairie Street Brewhouse has become synonymous with the revitalization of downtown Rockford. Originally the home of the Peacock Brewery, this landmark building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the largest historic preservation projects in the region.
The Lawrence Brothers and Stanley-National complexes are former manufacturing buildings that have shaped the southern gateway to Sterling, Illinois for over 100 years. The success of each enterprise was manifested in the sheer size of their buildings; put together, the complexes have over 688,000 square feet of space.
Company 251 is a 20,000 square foot event space imbued with industrial charm and modern luxury. Formerly the home of the International Harvester Manufacturing Company, this 1908 industrial building in Aurora’s Middle Avenue Historic District retains a raw and historic character with ghost lines of the original building’s use.
Old McHenry County Courthouse
Since 1857, the Old McHenry County Courthouse has been the centerpiece of the town square in Woodstock, Illinois. Consisting of the original Courthouse and Sheriff’s house, these landmark buildings are undergoing a complete renovation that will include retail, restaurant, event, and community spaces.
The Iconic Building
Studio GWA is providing architectural design and historic tax credit consulting services for The Iconic Building, a former newspaper publishing building that will be converted into mixed-use space. The most historic portions of the building were designed by famed local architect Jesse Barloga including a 7-story Art Deco news tower that has left an indelible mark on the downtown Rockford skyline.
The historic Keefer Hotel was a social center for Hillsdale and many public and private functions were held there after its construction in 1864. Several well-known guests graced the halls of the hotel including Annie Oakley, John Ringling, and “Buffalo Bill” Cody. To date, the building serves as one of the most historically intact buildings Studio GWA has had the pleasure to work on.