South Tacoma historic facade workshop Aug. 6

Historic Tacoma and the South Tacoma Business District Association are hosting a workshop on Economic Incentives for Facade Restoration

This half-day workshop showcases resources that can assist building and property owners with the rehabilitation process: the brick and mortar of facade restoration, financial incentives from the city’s special tax valuation and facade improvement programs, and case studies from property owners that have transformed their buildings. Presentations by local architectural firms including Belay Architecture, BLRB Architects, and Eysaman & Company will showcase before and after images of transformed commercial storefronts, illustrating how buildings that have been altered in the past can have their presence restored.

Historic buildings in South Tacoma’s commercial district will provide many of the case studies.

Representatives from the City of Tacoma’s Department of Community and Economic Development and the Historic Preservation Office will discuss various financial resources and incentives, including the financial benefits of listing a historic building on Tacoma’s Register of Historic Places. Concluding the workshop is a discussion with property owners who have already gone through the rehabilitation process and taken advantage of the historic preservation special tax valuation incentives.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 6 at Stonegate Pizza, 5419 South Tacoma Way. Attendance is free and participants are welcome to stay after the event for additional discussion and a no-host lunch of Stonegate’s pizza. RSVPs encouraged by Aug. 1 to .