Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Friederike Mittner and historic preservation: “A Nuisance or Beneficial?”

Use this link to hear a 32-minute podcast produced by the city of West Palm Beach called “City Voice”. About the interview:

This week on the City Voice Podcast I [interviewer Bill Newgent] talk with Friederike Mittner, the City of West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Planner.
     We talk about why the historic preservation of historic homes and commercial buildings is more than a permitting nuisance. She outlines:
  • Economic benefits.
  • Job creation.
  • Environmental benefits.
  • Increasing property values in a variety of West Palm Beach neighborhoods.
  • Paint color guidelines?
  • Tax exemptions that come with your remodel and more.