Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization,Economic Development & Tourism DevelopmentMassachusetts Associ...
City of New Bedford ….Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, EconomicDevelopment and Tourism Develop...
New Bedford’ s strongneighborhood identityand historic resources areour greatest economicassets
The Massachusetts Rehabilitative Tax CreditFrom 2004-2008:• $74 Million state tax credits leveraged nearly $1 billion inpr...
Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE • WHALE
 Birth ofPreservationin New BedfordWaterfront Historic Area LeaguE • WHALE
“If you bulldoze your heritage,you become just anywhere.”– Sarah Delano, WHALE President 1966-1982 –
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
SOME OF WHALE’S “IMPOSSIBLE” PROJECTS
WHALE’s MissionWHALE saves historicbuildings in New Bedfordwhen no one else can!
BENJAMIN RODMAN HOUSE
ANDREW ROBESON HOUSE
MCCULLOUGH BUILDING
RODMAN CANDLEWORKS
GRINNELL MANSION
SUNDIAL BUILDING
Union Street Lofts
Union Street Lofts
1834 Howland HouseSaved from demolitionand neglect!
1834Howland Housec.1890 photo courtesy of Spinner Publication
1834HowlandHouse
Howland House – Phase One
Howland House – Phase One
Phase One Stabilization Complete
Howland House – Phase One Complete
Phase 1A – Floor Repairs
Howland House
MEMBERS
Partnerships• City of New Bedford – Mayor Scott Lang• Secretary Galvin, Massachusetts HistoricalCommission – Emergency Gra...
Preservation ServicesTripp House – 24 Allen Street – CABH, Inc.
Preservation ServicesIngraham School
Advocacy State Historic Tax CreditDemolition Delay By-Law Vacant Property Ordinance Preservation as a critical compone...
PRESERVATION is a Tool for• Revitalization• Job Creation/Economic Development• Neighborhood Development /Revitalization• H...
WHALE • Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE
Historic Preservation and Economic Development in New Bedford:A True Story!June 9, 2011Derek Santos, Director of Business ...
10 Year Plan forSustainable Economic Development*Public Safety & Educational Attainment of CommunityEmergingSectorsCommuni...
Private Investment $340MPublic Investment $57MJobs Retained 818Construction Jobs 16592006-2010: The First Five YearsFrom S...
Massachusetts Gateway Cities*FY06-10 Average Rate of Growth**NewBedford**DOR Division of Local Services-1%-2%-0%1%2%3%4%5%...
Planning Districts:• Business Park• Upper Harbor Development Plan• River walk• Acushnet Avenue Market Place• Hick-Logan-Sa...
Victoria Riverside$13M investment 65 construction jobs
Darnit! Manufacturing$2.2M investment 10 new jobs70 jobs retained
Cliftex North$12M investment 65 construction jobs
Cliftex South$25M investment 125 construction jobs
CITY OF NEW BEDFORDSCOTT W. LANG, MAYOR
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development
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Lisa Bergson
Anne Louro
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  • Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, Economic Development & Tourism Development

    1. 1. Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization,Economic Development & Tourism DevelopmentMassachusetts Association of Planning DirectorsAnnual Conference – New Bedford MAJune 9-10, 2011 Bob Mitchell FAICP, EOHED - Moderator Lisa Bergson, Executive Director, WHALEAnne Louro, Historic Preservation Planner, City of New BedfordDerek Santos, Director of Business Development, New BedfordEconomic Development Council
    2. 2. City of New Bedford ….Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization, EconomicDevelopment and Tourism Development
    3. 3. New Bedford’ s strongneighborhood identityand historic resources areour greatest economicassets
    4. 4. The Massachusetts Rehabilitative Tax CreditFrom 2004-2008:• $74 Million state tax credits leveraged nearly $1 billion inprivate investment & over 12,000 jobs.Since 2009:• 100 new projects sought $162 million in tax credits that wouldleverage $1.09 billion in private investment .The State program has revitalized the use of the Federal HistoricTax Credit in Massachusetts• In 2008, Massachusetts ranked #2 in the country with nearly$325 million in certified federal historic tax creditexpenditures.• Return to Mass in tax revenue: approximately $296.9 million.
    5. 5. Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE • WHALE
    6. 6.  Birth ofPreservationin New BedfordWaterfront Historic Area LeaguE • WHALE
    7. 7. “If you bulldoze your heritage,you become just anywhere.”– Sarah Delano, WHALE President 1966-1982 –
    8. 8. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
    9. 9. SOME OF WHALE’S “IMPOSSIBLE” PROJECTS
    10. 10. WHALE’s MissionWHALE saves historicbuildings in New Bedfordwhen no one else can!
    11. 11. BENJAMIN RODMAN HOUSE
    12. 12. ANDREW ROBESON HOUSE
    13. 13. MCCULLOUGH BUILDING
    14. 14. RODMAN CANDLEWORKS
    15. 15. GRINNELL MANSION
    16. 16. SUNDIAL BUILDING
    17. 17. Union Street Lofts
    18. 18. Union Street Lofts
    19. 19. 1834 Howland HouseSaved from demolitionand neglect!
    20. 20. 1834Howland Housec.1890 photo courtesy of Spinner Publication
    21. 21. 1834HowlandHouse
    22. 22. Howland House – Phase One
    23. 23. Howland House – Phase One
    24. 24. Phase One Stabilization Complete
    25. 25. Howland House – Phase One Complete
    26. 26. Phase 1A – Floor Repairs
    27. 27. Howland House
    28. 28. MEMBERS
    29. 29. Partnerships• City of New Bedford – Mayor Scott Lang• Secretary Galvin, Massachusetts HistoricalCommission – Emergency Grant for Acquisition• Foundation Grants- 1772 Foundation- Henry Crapo Foundation- Patrick Carney Foundation- Island Foundation• National Trust for Historic PreservationPreservation Massachusetts• Private Donations- 100% participation from Board/Staff- Members & Friends
    30. 30. Preservation ServicesTripp House – 24 Allen Street – CABH, Inc.
    31. 31. Preservation ServicesIngraham School
    32. 32. Advocacy State Historic Tax CreditDemolition Delay By-Law Vacant Property Ordinance Preservation as a critical component ofEconomic Development & Planning
    33. 33. PRESERVATION is a Tool for• Revitalization• Job Creation/Economic Development• Neighborhood Development /Revitalization• Heritage Tourism• Interesting Places for us to Live, Work,Play, and Learn
    34. 34. WHALE • Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE
    35. 35. Historic Preservation and Economic Development in New Bedford:A True Story!June 9, 2011Derek Santos, Director of Business DevelopmentNew Bedford Economic Development CouncilMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors2011 Annual ConferenceHistoric Preservation as a Catalyst for City Revitalization,Economic Development and Tourism
    36. 36. 10 Year Plan forSustainable Economic Development*Public Safety & Educational Attainment of CommunityEmergingSectorsCommunicationsPlanning&DevelopmentCatalyticProjectsWorkforceInvestmentExist.&SmallBusiness*NBEDC BOD 1.18.07
    37. 37. Private Investment $340MPublic Investment $57MJobs Retained 818Construction Jobs 16592006-2010: The First Five YearsFrom Strategy to ResultsTax Revenue Increase FY09 $557,347Jobs Created 1321
    38. 38. Massachusetts Gateway Cities*FY06-10 Average Rate of Growth**NewBedford**DOR Division of Local Services-1%-2%-0%1%2%3%4%5%PittsfieldFitchburgFallRiverWorcesterLawrenceHaverhillLowellSpringfieldBrockton*As defined by Mass Inc.
    39. 39. Planning Districts:• Business Park• Upper Harbor Development Plan• River walk• Acushnet Avenue Market Place• Hick-Logan-Sawyer Growth District• Harbor Master Plan Update• Quest Center/Armory Development• Route 18 Access Improvement• Downtown Land Use & Retail Plan• Downtown Action Plan• South End Gate Way• AirportCitywide Initiatives:• Comprehensive Master Plan• Mill Inventory• 2008-13 Open Space & Recreation Plan• 2008 Market & Economic Analysis• Streamlined Permitting• Priority Development Sites• Brownfield Assessment• Sustainable Development Guidelines• Commuter RailThoughtful Planning
    40. 40. Victoria Riverside$13M investment 65 construction jobs
    41. 41. Darnit! Manufacturing$2.2M investment 10 new jobs70 jobs retained
    42. 42. Cliftex North$12M investment 65 construction jobs
    43. 43. Cliftex South$25M investment 125 construction jobs
    44. 44. CITY OF NEW BEDFORDSCOTT W. LANG, MAYOR

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