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for North Carolina Preservation Vol. 134 Issue , Fall 2008
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Since North Carolina expanded its historic rehabilitation tax credit program in 1998, over 1,300 projects have been completed. This has led to a rise in the economy, employment, and revenue for the state. It also allows homeowners a tax credit for their preservation efforts, and has been proven to be a highly effective tool for economic development for all parties involved.
The City of Raleigh Planning Department conducted a survey on management practices for protecting neighborhood character. The survey concluded that city-wide rezoning, neighborhood conservation and local historic districts, and preservation easements all allow for the character of structures and neighborhoods to remain intact.
PNC has acquired four of North Carolina’s most important historic homes with the intent to restore them to their former state. Restoration projects are being undertaken at the Bellamy Mansion, Coolmore Plantation, Banker’s House, and El Nido; Bellamy Mansion is a museum open to the public, but under PNC’s care, the other three will likely not be open to the public.