Lisa Brownell

Lisa Brownell

Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Manager

Lisa has been the Program Manager for the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program at the Ohio Department of Development since 2018. She earned an MA and PhD in geography from the University of Kentucky with a focus on cultural landscapes, historic preservation, and community values for places. After beginning her lifelong love of abandoned places with exploring derelict farmsteads around her home in Southwestern Minnesota, then finding a niche in Kentucky mapping abandoned railroads, she can’t believe people keep paying her to creep around in abandoned buildings. She is thrilled to be working with communities to revitalize beloved places.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Tank - Basement Level

Ohio & Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Learn about the application and competitive scoring process used to evaluate applications for the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. Lisa Brownell from the Ohio Development Services Agency will review all scoring measures and explain funding pools, application review timing, and program requirements. Lisa will also review the Pipeline Initiative, which provides grants and technical assistance to prepare properties for tax credit redevelopment through National Register nomination, explaining current funding opportunities and application processes. In addition, this session will also review the application for federal historic preservation tax credits, where you will learn how to perfect your submissions, including what is involved in submitting a complete/reviewable application to the State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service. Mariangela Pfister from the State Historic Preservation Office will explain best practices and considerations when completing the federal and state Historic Preservation Certification Application documents to ensure your rehabilitation will be reviewable and will meet the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Tips will be offered on submission requirements, efficiently navigating the application review process, and rehabilitation work items that may require additional attention (e.g. window work). Approved for 1.00 AIA HSW Credits