Clarksburg WV

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City of Clarksburg Participates with Revitalize West Virginia’s Downtowns

 

1/19/17

Revitalize West Virginia’s Downtowns (https://revitalizewvdowntowns.com/) is a coalition of economic development professionals, architects, developers, community developers, city officials and historic preservationists that want to increase West Virginia’s income-producing historic tax credit to make downtowns of all sizes desirable places to live and work. 

The City of Clarksburg, along with the coalition, is requesting the West Virginia Legislature to increase West Virginia’s uncompetitive 10% historic rehabilitation tax credit to 25%.  This increase will spur private investment, create jobs, repurpose vacant and underutilized buildings as well as provide West Virginia with a positive return on investment.

Harrison County has three (3) cities that have historical districts that could utilize this increase.  Those cities are Clarksburg, Shinnston and Salem.

To learn more, there will be a public forum held Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  The meeting will take place in Fairmont, WV at The Gatherings located at 216 Monroe Street.  The forum is free, however, you do need to register and may do so at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ednsou9w778717f7&oseq=&c=&ch