This year, Preservation for Profit will look at the changes caused by transportation “improvements,” both good and bad. We will also look in depth at bike lanes and pathways as a means of addressing some of these issues. Atlanta Beltline, Inc. Director of Economic Development Jerald Mitchell will speak about his role in helping to identify and activate disinvested and/or distressed properties along the hugely successful Atlanta Beltline. In addition, a panel of local officials will speak about Columbus’ efforts to reactivate areas along the new Dragonfly and Fall Line Trace pathways.
These new bike lanes and pathways are scattered with historic properties needing revitalization, and it is our hope this new infrastructure will create a new desire to invest and restore.
Thursday, May 25th
Greater Columbus, GA Chamber of Commerce, Saunders Board Room
1200 6th Avenue
8:00AM – 12:00PM
The cost of the workshop is $75. To register, CLICK HERE or call Justin Krieg at 706-322-0756.
Preservation for Profit is an opportunity for those interested in the preservation field (Realtors, architects, engineers, builders, developers, preservationists etc.) to learn why historic buildings are important as well as how to make them more profitable. This one day seminar will feature speakers from across the southeast discussing a range of topics from the need to save iconic historic buildings to how to integrate new construction within a historic context.
Revitalize historic Columbus neighborhoods.
Educate the public about local and regional history.
Advocate the benefits that are derived from historic preservation.
Preserve the historical, architectural and cultural character of Columbus and its environs.