For Commercial Buildings
Field Service Preservation Advisors
Contact one of Maine Preservation’s two Field Service Preservation Advisors, who offer free consulting (currently funded by grants), offering initial planning advice for preservation projects in Maine. The Preservation Advisors can help a project get off to a good start by recommending a building assessment, exploring the feasibility of alternative uses, and discussing potential resources. Some projects will qualify for matching $500 seed grants to help them move to the next phase.
For Western and Southern Maine, contact Christopher Closs at (207) 809-9103 or email@example.com. Chris is shared with Greater Portland Landmarks.
For Eastern and Northern Maine, contact Rochelle Bohm at (207) 809-9102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochelle and Chris work part time with Maine Preservation in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They are generously funded by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Fund for Historic Preservation, Jane’s Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Maine Downtown Center of the Maine Development Foundation, and The Betterment Fund.
Historic Tax Credits
If you own a building that is individually listed, or eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or that is within a National Register listed, or locally certified historic district, you may be able to take take advantage of federal and/or state tax credits for rehabilitation work on your building. For more information about both federal and state historic tax credits please visit the Maine Historic Preservation Commission‘s website.
The Revolving Fund
Established in 2009, the Maine Preservation Revolving Fund acquires significant endangered historic properties throughout the state and catalyzes their rehabilitation by re-selling to private owners who agree to rehabilitate them under preservation easements. Upon resale, proceeds are returned to the Revolving Fund for reuse on future properties.
Guide to Weatherization
Download a PDF of Maine Preservation’s Guidelines for Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings or pick up a hard copy from our office.