Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Theater rehab project in Cuyahoga Falls receives historic state tax credit

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on July 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

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From the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press: The Falls Theater rehabilitation project is getting state assistance.

On June 26, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 26 applicants to rehabilitate 39 historic buildings, including the Falls Theater. Together, the projects are expected to leverage approximately $261.4 million in private investments in 14 communities.

“Preserving these historic buildings will help revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “Historic rehabilitation transforms underutilized properties into assets for communities.”

The Falls Theater, at 2218-2220 Front St., was approved for a $249,999 tax credit. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.27 million.

The historic Falls Theater space has two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor that have been empty for more than a decade, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.

Full story at: http://fallsnewspress.com/news%20local/2016/07/03/theater-rehab-project-in-cuyahoga-falls-receives-historic-state-tax-credit

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