Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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"Due to the National Park Service's Technical Preservation Services unit operating in telework status, NPS has asked the NYS Division for Historic Preservation to hold all tax credit paperwork at our office until further notice. NY SHPO will continue to review and approve tax credit paperwork and queue it in the order approved for eventual transmission to NPS. NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit applications will continue to be received as hard copies & responded to within 30 days."

NYS Historic Preservation Office Message

New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980. These programs, including the Statewide Historic Resources Survey, the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, the Certified Local Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of technical assistance, are provided through a network of teams assigned to territories across the state. The SHPO works with governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New Yorkers a sense of pride in the state's unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.

Preservation Works!

Lofts at Harmony Mills
Lofts at Harmony Mills
Cohoes, Albany County