Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect irreplaceable historic places and revitalize communities.
The Ohio Historical Society’s Building Doctors teach old-building owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems in maintaining older buildings, and how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements.
State and Federal tax incentives encourage rehabilitation of historic buildings. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office reviews applications for both programs to determine whether work complies with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Technical Preservation Services helps home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies preserve, protect, and rehabilitate historic buildings by providing readily available materials such as guidance pamphlets, books, and videos on topics from historic masonry and window repairs to lead paint abatement to accessibility for people with disabilities.
PreservationDirectory.com is an online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management
Examples of homes repainted within several historic time periods illustrate what can be accomplished when historical colors and period paint placement theory are combined.
Northeast Ohio is a powerful, dynamic region with more to offer than most people imagine. Cleveland+ is 16 counties, the metro areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, more than four million people and 6,000+ square miles with an array of thriving cities and communities full of vitality, must-see destinations, world-class attractions and exciting business opportunities.
Support the program that asks consumers to frequent three local brick and mortar businesses they don’t want to see disappear, and spend a very affordable $50 per month doing it – The 3/50 Project.
SmartGrowth addresses the growing concern that current development patterns - dominated by what some call "sprawl" - are not in the long-term interest of our cities, existing suburbs, small towns, rural communities, or wilderness areas.
Information about creating Community Places
Free Community Design Resources and Publications
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s Vacant Land Re-Use Pattern Book provides inspiration, guidance and resources for community groups and individuals who want to create productive benefit from vacant land.
Fresh Fork Market is a virtual farmer's market that helps to connect local farmers with local consumers.
Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity through technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, charettes, research and publications.
Headwaters Trail, part of The Portage Park District, runs by beautiful forest and farmland connecting Mantua and Garrettsville.