Historic Tax Credits News Briefs – November 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) held its quarterly meeting Oct. 4. The meeting covered such topics as ACHP approaches to commenting on historic preservation language, historic preservation policy and programs and administration infrastructure initiatives. 


MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (MHA) announced Sept. 19 the opening of its seventh office location. The new office, in New Orleans, will incorporate the former historic preservation firm Clio Associates. Gabrielle Begue and Beth Jacob will be joining as senior associates. Anna Mod, director of MHA’s Houston office, will serve as the director of the New Orleans team. 


The grand opening of the Fort Des Moines Living was Oct. 25. The former army barracks and horse stables from World War I and World War II were converted into 142 affordable apartment homes. Fort Des Moines is the first place where African-American men were trained and commissioned as officers in the Army and Fort Des Moines is the home of the first Women’s Auxiliary Corps in World War II, where more than 72,000 women were trained. This historic redevelopment was made possible with federal and state historic tax credits as well as 4 percent low-income housing tax credits.

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