Facade Improvement Workshop

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Erie City Councilman Dave Brennan, in partnership with the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Erie Downtown Partnership and Preservation Erie, is hosting a Facade Improvement Workshop November 13, 2014, 8 am to 12 noon at the UPMC Health Plan – Community Room, 109 Boston Store Place, Erie.

The workshop is FREE and is designed to assist property owners and tenants with facade improvements that will enhance the character of their building and will include programs on façade design, restoration, repair, historic tax credits, and funding. Improving your building facade will show your customers that you care about your neighborhood and want to provide a more welcoming environment for residents and visitors to LIVE, WORK, PLAY, and SHOP!

Please email us at dbrennan@erie.pa.us to confirm your attendance by November 10th.

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA:

7:30 am Registration / Check-in (coffee, muffins, bagels)

8:00 am Welcome
– Dave Brennan, Erie City Council
– John Buchna, Erie Downtown Partnership
– Melinda Meyer, Preservation Erie

PART 1 – DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
8:15 am Windows – Matthew McLaughlin, Andersen Windows
8:45 am Masonry – Matt Anderson, Northwest Restoration Inc.
9:15 am Design – Jeff Kidder, Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design
9:45 am Coffee Break

PART 2 – FINANCE
10:00 am Historic Tax Credit Incentives – Heather Rudge, Historic Preservation Group, LLC
10:30 am City of Erie Funding Programs – Chris Groner, City of Erie
11:00 am Construction Loans – Karen Clark, DevelopErie and T.J. King, Bridgeway Capital
11:45 am Q & A

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