Connecticut Bill Would Provide Exemption from HTC Standards for OZs, Distressed Municipalities
Legislation introduced in Connecticut would provide an exemption for buildings in opportunity zones (OZs) and in distressed municipalities from compliance with certain historic preservation requirements. HB6552 would exempt individuals who wish to alter a historic building in an OZ from the full process in the state code for historic renovation. It would also exempt distressed cities that have been unable to alter a historic building for five years or more. The bill was assigned to the Joint Planning and Development Committee.