Advantages of Forming a Historic District

There are a whole host of reasons to form a historic district. Not only does it put the future of the neighborhood squarely in the hands of the residents that live there, but there are also substantial financial and environmental benefits. Forming a historic district also strengthens the community of a neighborhood and ensures a continued sense of place.

Learn more about the advantages of forming a local historic district in these articles:

How We’ve Used Our Landmark Designation

How We’ve Used Our Landmark Designation

Our house was built in 1905. The Shenks bought it around 1950. I bought I bought it from David Shenk in 1987. While the house was on the market, the owner had the roof replaced, using cedar shingles, as the house originally had. With very minor exceptions, the house...

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What’s So Significant About the Loomis Addition?

What’s So Significant About the Loomis Addition?

George Washington never visited the Loomis Addition. It's not the site of a critical discovery that will save humankind. And though we have some grand houses, most are of the middle-class variety. So what's so significant about the Loomis Addition that we would want...

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Financial Incentives Helped Us!

Financial Incentives Helped Us!

In 2013, City Council approved the creation of the Whitcomb Street Historic District. Once the district was formed, property owners were able to take advantage of significant financial incentives from the State. The following is one family's story. Our house was built...

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The Financial Benefits of Being in a Historic District

The Financial Benefits of Being in a Historic District

There are numerous benefits to owning property in a historic district, but probably the most popular is the substantial financial benefits that are available to the owners of properties that have been determined to "contribute" to the district. There are one-for-one...

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Investment Properties Benefit Even More From Tax Credits

Investment Properties Benefit Even More From Tax Credits

Investment properties used as rentals are considered by the Federal government to be commercial properties rather than residential. That means that in addition to receiving the 25% dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Colorado income taxes, you can also receive an...

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Creating a Historic District

Want to learn more about historic districts? From financial benefits to environmental impacts and more, you can find a variety of articles under these topics:

Dive Into the History of the Loomis Addition

Curious about the history of our neighborhood? Learn more through these articles:

Additional Fort Collins Preservation Resources

If you’d like to find out more about historic preservation or historic districts, check out these links.