Chapter 3: Community Benefits of Preservation
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Commission members should understand historic preservation’s key economic benefits to their community, including tax savings, increased property valuation, and enhanced livability.
Historic preservation efforts contribute to two other community economic benefits: heritage tourism and job creation.
Historic preservation conserves resources, encourages sustainable design, and increase the walkability of a community, making it an environmentally friendly approach to community revitalization.
The smart growth planning approach encourages a community to conscientiously direct its growth. Commission members should take an active role in their community's smart growth planning.