Nominations needed for historic excellence

ALBANY — The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout the state.

The nominations must be submitted online by Feb. 15. The awards will be presented on May 9.

“Preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. “The restoration of our historic neighborhoods, main streets, and underutilized buildings continues to create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy, resources, and open space.

“Our annual awards program allows us to highlight projects that offer examples of best practices in historic preservation.”

The league especially encourages nominations that may provide case studies or models incorporating energy efficiency, adaptive reuse, or New York’s Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

To review the guidelines and download a nomination form, visit the league’s website at www.preservenys.org. For more information on the awards, call the league office at (518) 462-5658, Ext. 17, or email awards@preservenys.org.

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