Mansfield proposes historic designation for downtown and Carrousel District

The Carrousel District and downtown areas of Mansfield have plenty of history worth preserving, and the City Council wants to establish an official historic district to help fund those efforts, the Mansfield NewsJournal reports. Mansfield City Council recently approved “accepting two $12,000 grants . . . for an analysis of the proposed downtown historic district,” according to the article. Such a designation “would allow businesses in the district to apply for non-competitive federal tax credits for renovations.” Any qualified projects that apply for those credits receive them. Josh Lapp with consulting firm Designing Local said the process of establishing the historic district takes “about a year and requires state approval, with at least 400 hours of research to document the history of the area.” For more, read the full article

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