One key component in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s (NTHP) vision for its historic sites is that they are places where we can develop and implement new models for preservation. As we work to realize this vision and, in doing so, to ensure that our sites are both culturally and financially sustainable for the long term, we’ve begun to explore the concept of “shared use” at our sites. This document, the presentation given at AASLH 2015 by Katherine Malone-France, NTHP; Douglas Wiele, Foothill Partners and; Paul Edmondson, NTHP, is part of the Shared Use Toolkit produced for the AASLH annual conference in 2015. You can find the full toolkit here: http://savingplac.es/coopershareduse
Presentation on shared use at Cooper-Molera Adobe by Katherine Malone-France, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Douglas Wiele, Foothill Partners and;
Paul Edmondson, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Part of the Shared Use Toolkit: http://savingplac.es/coopershareduse
Commerce + Interpretation - Shared Use at AASLH 2015
COMMERCE + INTERPRETATION:
Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Principles of
Shared Use at Cooper-Molera Adobe
KATHERINE MALONE-FRANCE, NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
DOUGLAS WIELE, FOOTHILL PARTNERS
PAUL EDMONDSON, NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Cooper-Molera Preservation Principles:
• Cooper-Molera’s inherent warmth, beauty, and authenticity will be
maintained, and it will remain a part of the Monterey State Historic
• To preserve Cooper-Molera’s organically-developed character and
support a range of shared uses, all new interventions and finishes
throughout the site—in historic structures, new construction, and
the landscape—will be minimal and compatible.
• Commercial operations will be carefully designed and actively
controlled by the National Trust—now and into the future—to
ensure that they will not diminish the historic character and integrity
of the property, and allow successful integration with public
interpretation and educational programming.
• All changes to the property must be approved by the National Trust
and must be consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s
Standards for Preservation.
Shared Use at Cooper-Molera:ADeveloper’s
Center of Commerce
Center of Culture
Center of Community
One Place TM
Corner Store and 1983 Addition
used for commercial retail
Shared Use at Cooper-Molera: Commercial Uses
Spear Warehouse becomes a
small restaurant, with outdoor
seating in the Warehouse yard
New infill kitchen serves
restaurant and catering
Gardens and grounds
shared by educational and
Gates are open, windows
unshuttered, the public is
Shared Use at Cooper-Molera: Legal Issues
THRESHOLD LEGAL QUESTIONS
• Authority: Is the proposal consistent with the terms under which the
property is held?
• Land Use: Is the proposal consistent with land use restrictions?
• Are their easements or other third party agreements that might
restrict new uses?
OTHER LEGAL QUESTIONS
• Structure: How do you structure a shared use arrangment?
• Nonprofit law questions: Limits on engagement in for-profit
AShared Use Toolkit
• This PowerPoint
• Links to 3 Shared Use blog posts
• Our Cooper-Molera concept paper
• Link to a video that the city of Monterey made about the project
• Interpretation matrix
• Cooper-Molera’s shared use principles
• National Trust Sites vision
At savingplac.es/coopershareduse (no www) we
have collected a number of documents that may
be helpful to those interested in learning more
about our experience in exploring a “shared use”
approach at Cooper-Molera Adobe, including: