2014 Kentucky Preservation Series: Tools and Strategies, Oct. 23-25
Kentucky Heritage Council, Preservation Kentucky, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the City of Paducah
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM (CDT)
Please join us for the final session in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series, Preservation Tools and Strategies, Oct. 23-25 in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky. Please note that some sessions and special events may require a ticket even if free due to limited space availability. See above for available tickets. Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made by October 15. Registration deadline is Friday, October 17.
Blocks of hotel rooms are available for the conference at the following locations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites/ Auburn Place Hotel & Suites
3994 Hinkleville Road
Paducah, KY 42001
(Phone) 270-444-7667 (Fax) 270-444-7638
Please make your reservation by October 1st to guarantee availabilty. After this date rooms may available but are not guaranteed.
- NOTE ALL TIMES Central Daylight Time -
Thursday, October 23, 2014
8:30 to 9 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. – Historic Preservation 101 for Real Estate Professionals, River Discovery Center Founders Room, 117 S. Water St.
Offering 4 CE hours (2 law) for real estate agents through KREC, 4 HSW LU offered through the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Given the increasing desirability of historic real estate, this workshop will focus on topics such as common architectural styles, how to research historic buildings, practical preservation concerns, Secretary of the Interior's Standards, federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, easements, tax considerations, local ordinances, benefits of listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and tips for marketing and selling historic properties. See www.heritage.ky.gov for detailed schedule. Presented by Preservation Kentucky; sponsored in part by Corn island Archaeology of Louisville, a woman-owned business. The cost is $55 + online registration fee.
1 to 4 p.m. – Kentucky Main Street Program: Main Street 101, Grand Lodge, 121 N. 5th St.
This session is open to all communities that participate in the Kentucky Main Street statewide revitalization program, including managers, board members, volunteers and local officials. Drinks and snacks will be provided courtesy of Paducah Life magazine. This session is free.
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 to 9 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP) Training, Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley
For architectural review board members, preservation commission members and staff, local officials, and Kentucky Main Street Program managers, board members and volunteers. The workshop will feature speakers representing the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and encompass legal issues and procedures, federal standards and local design guidelines, building public support for preservation, and an interactive, hands-on design exercise. See www.heritage.ky.gov for detailed schedule. The cost is $40 + online registration fee.
Program funded in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department. The U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – LowerTown Ghost Tour Carriage Ride
Fall is the perfect time to take our LowerTown Ghost Tour Carriage Ride. Ghostly Victorian guides and their steeds will tour you through the streets of Paducah’s Historic LowerTown Arts District neighborhood filling you with the scary tales of our haunted history. 45 minute tour, cost $25 per person + online registration fee.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Downtown Paducah Trolley Tour
Discover Paducah’s culture, fiber arts heritage and rich history with a narrated guided tour including the famous wall-to-wall floodwall murals, a trip through the LowerTown Arts District, historic landmarks and special stops along the way. Free to conference participants who register online, but limited to the first 60 individuals who respond.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Conference Reception with Preservation Kentucky
Co-hosted by Paducah Main Street and the city of Paducah, sponsored by Ray Black & Son and Independence Bank. Come enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks for the first 85 registered participants.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
8 to 9 a.m. – Registration, Maiden Alley Cinema. All sessions are free.
9 to 10 a.m.
Track 1 – Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Capturing Embodied Energies and Improving Efficiency of Historic Buildings, River Discovery Center Founders Room. Presenter: Jen Spangler Williamson, AIA, KHC Staff Architect. Sustainability has long been described as the three-legged stool requiring social, environmental and economic balance to achieve a lasting system. Though frequently not associated with sustainability, historic preservation efforts often carry the earmarks of this practice. Presentation reviews both energy improvement strategies as well as passive energy aspects of historic buildings, studies adaptive reuse opportunities within the LEED point system, and reviews National Park Service Technical Preservation Services guidance for planning passive, mechanical and weatherization strategies in historic structures.
Track 2 – Preservation Engagement on Public Projects in Western Kentucky, Maiden Alley Cinema. Presenters: Kary Stackelbeck, KHC Site Protection and Archaeology Program Manager; and KHC staff Jill Howe, Nicolas Laracuente and Jennifer Ryall. Presented in three components, this session will introduce the audience to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the consulting parties process, discuss how the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet implements the consulting parties process on federally funded projects, and offer other examples of public engagement involving historic preservation and the benefits of participation. Each component will focus on western Kentucky-specific examples and provide the audience with tools and information on how to become actively engaged in public processes on behalf of historic resources in their communities.
10:10 to 11:10 a.m.
Track 1 – Money for Historic Buildings through Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, River Discovery Center Founders Room. Presenter: Jen Spangler Williamson. Learn how buildings listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places may qualify for federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits.
Track 2 – Boost Your Economic Engine: Synchronizing the Gears of Heritage Tourism, Maiden Alley Cinema. Presenter: Vicki Birenberg, KHC Certified Local Government Program and Planning Coordinator. Heritage tourism generates more money per visitor than other types of tourism, and travel industry research confirms that cultural and heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. Communities can tap into this lucrative segment of tourism by identifying their cultural assets and planning for their preservation. Collaboration and partnerships can help to cultivate a portfolio of visitor attractions and experiences that will maximize a region’s appeal to those interested in the history and authenticity of the local culture.
11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. – PLENARY SESSION – Be the Future of the Past in Kentucky: The State Historic Preservation Plan & You, Maiden Alley Cinema. Presenter: Vicki Birenberg, KHC Certified Local Government Program and Planning Coordinator, with a panel discussion featuring Craig Potts, KHC executive director and state historic preservation officer; Chris Black of Ray Black & Son, Paducah, and KY Heritage Council member; Michael Ann Williams, head of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University; and Betsy Hatfield, executive director of Preservation Kentucky Inc.
It’s time for the Kentucky Heritage Council to guide the process of developing a five-year historic preservation plan, including goals and strategies to use through 2020. This plan will assist the efforts of everyone working throughout the state to preserve our cultural assets, including community officials, planners and advocates at the local, regional or state level. Spend a few minutes learning why this effort is important to our future and how you can be a part of it.
12:20 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Keynote Address, Maiden Alley Cinema, focusing on the revitalization of the LowerTown Arts District and Fountain Avenue neighborhood, and recommendations from “Walkable City” author Jeff Speck, and how others can use these examples locally to revitalize their central business districts. Presenters will be Steve Ervin, Paducah Director of Planning; Charlie Doherty, Community Development Planner/Fountain Avenue Project Coordinator; and Sharon Poat, Executive Director of the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – "The Loveable Mr. Muddle" design demonstration and guided walking tour of historic downtown Paducah. Presenter: Scot Walters, KHC Site Development Program Manager. Ubiquitous, mixed-use commercial buildings are key to creating a sense of place in our historic downtowns. This storefront archetype is the building block of all great walkable cities. Join Scot for a demonstration of Mr. Muddle, a hands-on, visual tool that demonstrates common building design issues and options for improvement. After the presentation, Scot will lead a downtown walking tour to see and discuss the storefront designs in Paducah’s two downtown National Register historic districts: the Paducah Market House District and the Paducah Downtown Commercial District.
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