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CIA: AFFORDABLE HOUSING – AGRICULTURE & DAIRY – HISTORIC PRESERVATION – OPEN SPACE

As the 2018 legislative session draws to a close, the undersigned organizations would like to thank-you for your continued support of the protection and continued funding of the Community Investment Act (CIA).   

Enacted in 2005 (Public Act 05-228), the CIA established what has become Connecticut’s primary source of dedicated funding to conserve open space, protect farmland, preserve historic properties and supplement affordable housing programs. Each sector represents a critical component of our statewide quality of…

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2018 CONNECTICUT PRESERVATION AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

For Immediate Release, 26 March 2018

2018 Connecticut Preservation Awards Recipients Announced

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its annual Connecticut Preservation Awards, recognizing outstanding preservation projects and people who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Connecticut’s historic buildings and places. The awards will be presented on Thursday, April 5, at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown.

“The 2018 Connecticut Trust awards program is a…

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Milford- Local preservationists appealing a developer’s plans to build a 44-unit apartment

Milford- Local preservationists are appealing a developer's plans to build a 44-unit apartment complex on Prospect Street in the River Park National Register district. The development would entail demolishing a contributing structure to the district, the David Baldwin house (c.1835). In addition, they claim, there are unmarked colonial burials reportedly on the property, which adjoins the Milford Cemetery. If human remains were found, construction would stop, but only long enough to remove them. An alternative to demolishing the…

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Funding for Preservation: 2018 Maintenance and Repair Grants

Funding for Preservation

Maintenance and Repair Grants

            In December, the Connecticut Trust’s Board approved seven Maintenance and Repair Grants, totaling $50,000. The grants, funded through the Community Investment Act, provide money for small projects to maintain or restore historic buildings. This year, they were targeted to historic religious buildings. The Trust received 41 pre-applications from organizations in 35 towns or cities,…

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RE: Preserve the Community Investment Act

The Hon. Dannel P. Malloy, Governor

The Hon. Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker of the House

The Hon. Martin M. Looney, Senate Democrat President Pro Tempore The Hon. Len Fasano, Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore

The Hon. Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader

The Hon. Antonietta “Toni” Boucher, Chief Deputy Senate Leader The Hon. Kevin Witkos, Deputy Senate Leader Pro Tempore    The Hon. Matthew Ritter, House Majority Leader

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2017 CONNECTICUT PRESERVATION AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Contact: Erin Marchitto

203-562-6312

EMarchitto@cttrust.org


For Immediate Release

March 24, 2017

2017 Connecticut Preservation Awards Recipients Announced


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Historic Greenwich, CT Outdoor Theater to be Reinstalled at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/3/17

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Daniel Mackay, Executive Director

203-562-6312; 475-355-5351 (cell)

DMackay@cttrust.org

Historic Greenwich, CT Outdoor Theater to be Reinstalled at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Greenwich—The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has been instrumental in finding a new home for the State Register-listed O’Neil Theater. Architect Horton O&rsquo…

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NEC Future FEIS Document

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) finally released its once-in-a-generation blueprint for rail travel along the Northeast Corridor in a surprise announcement shortly before the winter holidays. The NEC Future FEIS document confirms reports published by the CT Trust and SECoast in September 2016 that revealed that the preferred route for new high speed rail service through Connecticut included 79 miles of proposed new alignments through New London and Fairfield Counties.

Since the release of the FEIS, the Connecticut Trust,…

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March 2016 HPTAG & Maintenance and Repair Grants Awarded

HPTAG & Maintenance and Repair Grants Awarded March 2016 by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Contact: Erin Marchitto

203-562-6312

EMarchitto@cttrust.org

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation approved Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grants, and Maintenance and Repair Grants totaling $313,867 to 28 municipalities and nonprofit organizations. The grants are matching and will make possible a…

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The 1772 Foundation - 2015 Connecticut Matching Grants Recipients

The 1772 Foundation - 2015 Connecticut Matching Grants

September 1, 2015

The 1772 Foundation and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation announce the award of $190,000 in grants to 21 local historical societies, museums, and non-profits for maintenance and preservation projects.  Projects include exterior painting, finish and surface restoration; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing.  The 2015 grant recipients are

Bethel, Bethel Historical Society

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July/August Newsletter Cover Story

Window Restoration Diary

By Jane Montanaro, Director of Preservation Services, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Connecticut Preservation News XXXVIII/4 (July/August, 2015).

Repairing and maintaining historic wood windows is not as intimidating as it might seem. With some instruction and proper tools, anyone can achieve impressive results, as I learned while attending a window repair workshop in March.

Greg Farmer, Connecticut Circuit Rider, and Judy L. Hayward, executive director of Windsor Preservation Education Institute…

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HPTAG & Maintenance and Repair Grants Awarded March 2015

For Immediate Release                                                            March 2015

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation announce awards of Historic Preservation Technical Assistance…

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Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grants (HPTAG) October 2014

Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grants Awarded October 2014

Contact: Erin Marchitto

Tel: 203-562-6312

Email: EMarchitto@cttrust.org

**For Immediate Release**             

The Connecticut Trust approved Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grants totaling $66,807  to 8 municipalities and nonprofit organizations. The grants will make possible a minimum initial investment of $133,614 in these historic sites.

The grants, intended to encourage and support community efforts in…

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Town of South Windsor Request for Qualifications: Main Street Preservation Study

The Town of South Windsor is accepting statements of qualifications and generalized scope of services of a qualified multi-disciplinary team to undertake a Preservation Planning Study of our Main Street area (boundaries defined by enclosed map). The team should be familiar with residential historic districts, and can include a planner, landscape architect, architect, development consultant, and any other team members needed to fulfill the tasks of the project. There should be one person representing the group and identified as…

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September/October 2014 Newsletter

Connecticut Preservation News September/October HERE>>

To see our cover story: "Built of Stone: The Houses of Frazier Forman Peters" VISIT HERE>>

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Feature Story: September 2014

Federal Historic Tax Credit: Transforming Communities, a new study by economist Donovan Rypkema and commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

But the real point of Rypkema’s study is that the effects of the tax credit reach beyond individual projects. Looking at projects in Georgia, Maryland, and Utah, he shows that across a variety of different projects that used federal tax credits to rehabilitate historic buildings, each one spurred additional development nearby. 

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Vibrant Communities Initiative: Urban/Town/Village Center Visioning and Revitalization

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP) has Grant Funding available to support approximately five municipalities in their efforts to produce action plans for underutilized cultural and historic assets (i.e., buildings, historic districts, town greens and parks, etc) in their communities.  Grants will fund a team of professionals who will assist the municipalities in producing a focused strategy on the use of cultural, economic and historic assets in a given area.  The CTHP will work closely…

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Barn Tax Abatement

Public Act 14-101, An Act Establishing a Property Tax Program to Encourage the Preservation of Historic Agricultural Structures passed in the Connecticut General Assembly on May 7, 2014.  It was sponsored by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

Legislative co-sponsors were: Sen. Catherine Osten, Rep. Jason Rojas, Rep.  David Scribner, Rep. Vincent Candelora, Rep. Michael Molgano and Rep. William Aman

Public Act 14-101 allows municipalities to set up mechanisms for…

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