Historic Preservation

We are passionate about preserving the historic architectural legacy of our community while making it work for the next generation.

With nearly three decades of experience in Historic Tax Credit funded architecture, New Republic has established a track record as a go-to firm for Historic Rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and mixed-use projects.

Historic Tax Credits (HTC) are essential components in the revitalization of historic districts (such as Over the Rhine and Walnut Hills, etc.), and New Republic is the expert on using this tool to make more projects financially feasible.

We are passionate about preserving our community’s historic buildings.

Revitalizing our urban environment and giving new life to typically under-utilized properties are two of the founding principles of New Republic. Although we have been known to “geek out” over historic detail and character, we strive to design for modern living and working while respecting the historic fabric of a building.

We understand the multi-step process of applying for and procuring Historic Tax Credits (HTC).

We know how the timing of HTC receipt impacts budget and scheduling of the pro forma. HTC’s are not just a budgetary tool, they are part of the overall development strategy. New Republic can advise on the best course of action and the most strategic use of tax credits for a given project. We also know the process for getting buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Local Landmarks.

New Republic keeps all preservation consulting in-house.

As architects and preservation consultants, we eliminate the extra communication between architect, preservation consultant and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Almost every member of the New Republic staff has a working relationship with at least one Ohio SHPO reviewer. Because we write our own applications, the design concepts and the application narratives are aligned and fully integrated.