Still time to register for June 8 Historic Property Owner Workshop

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The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and Wake Forest Downtown Development are partnering with the NC State Historic Preservation Office to host two workshops in June for historic property owners.

The first workshop took place on June 1. The second, scheduled for Thursday, June 8, will feature David Maurer, AIA, principal of Maurer Architecture in Raleigh. Maurer’s presentation will focus on the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, incorporating upper-story living, and the existing NC Building Code.

The session is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Maurer and his firm have a proven record of successfully rehabilitating historic buildings in downtown areas having earned multiple awards from N.C. Main Street, Preservation North Carolina, and Capital Area Preservation. Maurer’s presentation will include an overview of successful projects and the nuances of working with historic buildings.

Pre-registration is required at

Jeff Adolphsen, Senior Restoration Specialist with the NC Historic Preservation Office, was the featured speaker at the June 1 workshop. His presentation addressed the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. To view Adolphsen’s PowerPoint presentation, visit

Partial funding for both workshops was provided by a federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant awarded by the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) through the National Park Service’s Certified Local Government Program (CLG).

For more information, contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or


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