Facilitator: Michelle Dodds, City of Phoenix
Presenters: Deborah Edge Abele, Akros, Inc.; Mark Abromovitz, Abromovitz Investment Properties LLC.; and Martin Ball, CCBG Architects, Inc.
The last historic preservation bond fund in the City of Phoenix was approved by voters in 2006. These funds included incentives to rehabilitate historic buildings and spurred significant adaptive reuse projects. However, as funds dwindled, and development pressures have continued to rise, the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office has worked to encourage preservation in redevelopment projects through partnership, alternative incentives, and compromise. Facilitated by City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Officer Michelle Dodds, this two-part session will include two different panels, each panel comprised of an architect, preservationist, and developer who will discuss the key elements involved in creating successful projects.