Monday, May 10, 2010

Planning for the Plan

We are now halfway through our series of public input sessions for the New Hampshire State Preservation Plan, and we at the DHR are amazed at the thoughtful and thought-provoking picture being painted of historic preservation in our state.  Our meetings in Concord, Keene, and at the Office of Energy and Planning conference in Nashua have yielded an amazing array of success stories, as well as challenges, issues, and goals for the future.

We have two more sessions scheduled: a North Country session in Littleton, tomorrow, Tuesday May 11, and a Seacoast session in Portsmouth on Monday, May 17.  Please join us there.

In the meantime, we would like to leave you with a short list of the successes that have been shared with us.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we encourage you to share your or your town's successes in the comments.

  • The Seven to Save program of the NH Preservation Alliance
  • Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP)
  • Plymouth State University's Historic Preservation Certificate program
  • Laconia, Belknap Mills rehabilitation
  • Historic Preservation chapters in some town master plans
  • RSA 79 D and E, tax incentives 
  • Downtown Keene Historic District
  • Jaffrey Mill rehabilitation
  • preservation of the Stone Arch Bridge in Keene
  • Robie's Store, Hooksett, listed in the NH State Register of Historic Places
  • State Register listing of old Salem Town Hall kicked off more preservation in the town
  • Langdon covered bridges rehabilitated by volunteers
And there are so many, many more that we have not listed or have not yet heard about.  Please share your preservation success stories with us.

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