2012 Preservation Conference – Resource List


Visioning for Neighborhoods
Paul Tankel & Roger Brown, Rochester Regional Community Design Center
Presentation by Paul Tankel (15 MB PDF)
Presentation by Roger Brown (7MB PDF)
Rochester Regional Community Design Center website

Tax Credits for Homeowners
NYS Historic Preservation Office staff and homeowner Nicholas Zumbulyadis.
Presentation by NY SHPO staff (10MB PDF)
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs
NYS Historic Rehab Tax Credit Programs
NYS Homeowner Tax Credit Q&A
NYS Homeowner Tax Credit Application
National Register of Historic Places Program – Intro Packet
Historic Resources Surveys–Taking Stock of Your Community
Certified Local Government (CLG) Program
SHPO Environmental Review
Historic Preservation & Weatherization

Neighborhood Success Stories
Dawn Noto, Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood; Bob Boyd, South Wedge
Presentation by Dawn Noto (6MB PDF)
Presentation by Robert Boyd (22MB PDF)

Land Banks: A New Revitalization Tool
Jean Lowe, Greater Rochester Housing Partnership; Daniel Mackay, Preservation League of NYS
Presentation by Jean Lowe
Presentation by Daniel Mackay
NYS Land Bank Program, Empire State Development
A Guide to Land Banking & Historic Preservation


Case Study: Cheshire Meeting Hall
Representatives from the Cheshire Community Action Team discuss successful & creative strategies to rehab a rural theater.
Cheshire Community Action Team, Meeting Hall website
Meeting Hall Presentation

The Power of a Vision Plan
Roger Brown, Rochester Regional Community Design Center
Presentation (12MB PDF)
Rochester Regional Community Design Center website

It’s All at Stake: The Smart Growth Imperative
Evan Lowenstein, Empire State Future
Empire State Future website

Respectful Additions: A Preservation Architect’s Perspective
Jennifer Ahrens, Bero Architecture, PLLC
Choosing a Contractor
Hiring an Architect
Home Energy Conservation
References for Old House Owners
Thoughts on Construction Quality


A Planner, An Architectural Historian and a Landscape Architect Walk Into a Park:Three Views on Landscape Documentation
Katie Eggers Comeau, Bero Architecture PLLC; Zakery Steele, Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC; Jayme Breschard Thomann, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Presentation (8MB PDF)
2009 Survey of Rochester’s Historic Parklands
Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Inventory of Culturally Significant Areas
Bero Architecture, PLLC
Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council

Tools the Genesee Land Trust Uses to Preserve Open Space
The Genesee Land Trust outlines strategies for preserving trails and open space, including recent urban initiatives. Nancy Goodman Torpey, Genesee Land Trust.
Genesee Land Trust

Local Historic Cemeteries: Preserving and Managing Valued Places
Sarah Graulty, Heritage Landscapes; Lynne Belluscio, Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy.
Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners

Case Study: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Conservancy presents an overview of its programs, highlighting recent successful initiatives.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy