New Michigan State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Senator Wayne Schmidt (R-37), along with co-sponosrs Horn, Zorn, O’Brien, and Hertel, intoduced SB 469 on June 21, 2017.  Read more about it in our Advocacy Alerts.  Check out our new information sheet on the bill too!

MHPN in the News

When MHPN is featured in print or on the air, you can find it here!


Preserve (Lansing) City Hall for its rich history, by Nancy Finegood (Lansing State Journal, August 21, 2017)

Rick Neumann Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, by Matt Mikus (News-Review, May 18, 2017)

Emmet County: Historic Preservation Conference Coming to Area, by Matt Mikus (News-Review, April 24, 2017)

St. Joseph Lighthouse Project Wins Statewide Award (News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, April 7, 2017)

WMU East Campus pulled from National Register of Historic Places, by Malachi Barrett (MLive, March 22, 2017)

Times Lofts reconstruction project wins Tax Credit Project Award, by Von Lozon (MLive, March 18, 2017)

For preservationists, Ilitch leaves a complex legacy, by Kirk Pinho (Crain’s Detroit Business, February 19, 2017)

Jefferson-Chalmers Block Build: Preservation Education as Community Building, by Jennifer Reinhardt (NTHP Preservation Leadership Forum, January 24, 2017)


Lame Duck Legislative Outlook: TIF/DDA reforms, brownfield changes on deck, by Nick Manes (MiBiz, November 13, 2016)

Impact of ‘National Treasure’ status for Jefferson-Chalmers to take a while, by Marti Benedetti (Crains Detroit Business, September 10, 2016)

Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood named Michigan’s first National Treasure, By

Detroit’s Historic East Side Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Gets National Treasure Status, by Shianne Nocerini (Daily Detroit, September 7, 2016)

Jefferson Chalmers gets historic designation to continue revitalization, by Guy Gordon – Reporter/Anchor and Derick Hutchinson (Click-on Detroit, September 7, 2016)

Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood gets National Treasure status, by Marti Benedetti (Crain’s Detroit Business, September 7, 2016)

Opinion: Michigan’s Historic Districts Act isn’t broke, so don’t fix it, by James Turner (ModelD, February 5, 2016)

Bills would make it harder to get, keep historic district status, by Sarah Cwiek (Michigan Radio, January 28, 2016)


Increasing Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons from Detroit (National Trust for Historic Preservation Leadership Forum Blog, September 15, 2015)

News Brief Tax Credits (Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, July 2015)

Conversations: Nancy Finegood (Michigan History July/August 2015)

Always Seeking Modern’ Conference Comes to Midland (Midland Daily News, June 8, 2015)

$80,000 grant to help redevelop former Kalamazoo fire station (MLive, June 2, 2015)

Detroit’s historic $94.5M David Whitney Building renovation wins awards (MLive, May 22, 2015)

Bay City Hall named one of Michigan’s top historic restoration projects (MLive, May 7, 2015)

MHPN Discusses Alpena Assessment (The News, April 25, 2015)

Historic Preservation Efforts (WBKB News, April 24, 2105)

Cuba Historian Serves as REI Innovate Michigan Summit Keynote
By: Alyeen Robainas Barcia, Office of the City Historian, Havana, Cuba
Ms. Barcia was the keynote speaker at the Third Annual REI Innovate Michigan Summit held on September 4, 2014, on the campus of Michigan State University. Ms. Barcia offered participants a rare look at economic development in Cuba and historic preservation in Havana. She was kind enough to offer her reflections (including her visit with the MHPN) of her visit to the United States


Time and Place: Historic Preservation and Land Conservation (Land Trust Alliance, Saving Land, Winter 2015)

City Urged to Help Save Historic Buildings Near Arena (The Detroit News, November 20, 2014)

Inside the redesigned David Whitney Building in downtown Detroit (Crain’s Detroit Business, October 23, 2014)

Getting Detroit kids to care about historic preservation in their neighborhood (Model D, September 22, 2014)

The Case for Historic Preservation, not Just Demolition, in Detroit’s War on Blight (Model D, July 8, 2014)

An Inspiring Argument to Preserve Detroit’s Historic Buildings (Curbed Detroit, June 30, 2014)

DeZwaan Windmill Received Prestigious Award(WHTC 1450 AM Holland, MI, May 22, 2014)

Ann Arbor area business briefs: Bodman PLC and Quinn Evans Architects (MLive, May 29, 2014)

St. Clair Looking to its History: City Creating Historic District (Times, May 26, 2014)

Placemaking with Historic Preservation interview with Nancy Finegood, MHPN Executive Director (WKAR, May 16, 2014)

New Keynote speaker steps in for Michigan Historic Preservation Network conference in Jackson (MLive Citizen Patriot, May 6, 2014)

Students help rebuild Vermontville landmark (Battle Creek Enquirer, May 1, 2014)

Eaton Rapids eyes riverfront development with adaptive reuse of historic property (Capital Gains, April 9, 2014)

City of Jackson to Host Annual Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference for the First Time (MLive, March 11, 2014)

Sun Setting on Eastern (High School) (Lansing, City Pulse, March 5, 2014)

Why Preservationists are Mapping Detroit’s History Layer (Next City, February 26, 2014)

EMU Professor and former MHPN Board Member named to the Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board (WEMU 89.1 News, February 17, 2014)

Loveland’s passion: Battle blight
Map tech – aka ‘blexting’ – charts growth

The story behind how the recent Detroit Survey was completed.

Preservationists hope to influence demolition decisions in Detroit(Michigan Radio, January 30, 2014)
Emilie Evans’ Michigan Radio interview explains further why the historic survey undertaken by MHPN and Preservation Detroit is important in the fight to eliminate blight.

Emile Evans on Preservation  (Damian Farrell Design, January 16, 2014)

The MHPN Comfort Station is “Eye Candy of the Week(City Pulse, January 15, 2014)

CFS HISTORIC HOMES  (WDET, January 15, 2014)

Emilie Evans, MHPN /NTHP Preservation Specialist and Amy Elliott Bragg, President of Board, Preservation Detroit discuss Historic Home Inventory being undertaken by volunteers in Detroit.

Mayoral Appointees Hold Majority on Light, Blight Panels (Detroit News, January 14, 2014)

Dan Gilbert is doing more than buying…  (Detroit Free Press, January 2, 2014)


Michigan Historic Preservation Network takes interest in Chesaning (Tri-County Citizen, October 27, 2013)

Hey, Dan Gilbert You Can’t Bulldoze Every Vacant Building in Detroit (NexCity, October 1, 2013)

Emilie Evans is a featured speaker the on the September 20, 2013 edition of Opportunity Detroit with Paul W. Smith of WJR.  Emilie’s interview begins at 21:14.

Historic Preservation –  The Bright Side Episode 12 (CEDAM July 2013)

Emilie Evans Appointed Preservation Specialist (Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, June 2013)

MHPN Announces 2013 Award Winners (Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, June 2013)

Michigan Looks to Marquette for Historic Preservation (ABC 10, May 9, 2013)

Historic Preservation Group Selects Bardsley for 2013 Citizen Award (Soo Evening News, May 15, 2013)

Upper Michigan Source_Preserving Historic Communities_5.9.2013

Marshall lawsuit says Oaklawn overlay violates zoning ordinance rules  (Battle Creek Enquirer, April 17, 2013)

Place_Making_The_Capital_Cool (, April 3, 2013)

413 E. Huron Zoning Review: They’re Back (The Ann Arbor Chronicle, March 31, 2013)

Detroit’s Whitney Building to See New Life, But Developers Worry over Future Preservations (Detroit News, March 28, 2013)

Historic Comfort Station in Old Town Opens with Three New Tenants  ( – Jackson Citizen Patriot, March 27, 2013)

Fund It Right Protect It Forever  (River County Journal, March 10, 2013)

Award Winning Architectural Photographer Balthazar Korab Dies  (Crains Detroit, January 13, 2013)

MHPN Accepts Easements on two Marshall MI houses  (River Country Journal, January 12, 2013)


Your Commission’s Best Resource May Be Closer Than you Think!, by Janet Kreger (The Alliance Review September/October 2012)

New statewide consultant job opens door to the future (Rapid Growth Media, March 2012)

32nd Annual Statewide Preservation Conference (River County Journal, March 2012)

MHPN recipient of $19,000 grant to hire Revolving Fund strategy consultant (River County Journal, Feb 2012)

CHELSEA DDA, Preservation Chelsea (Heritage Newspapers, Feb 2012)

Historic Preservation Network to hire revolving (Grand Rapids Legal News, Feb 2012)

Muskegon groups rally to support Clipper relocation to Heritage Landing (Muskegon Chronicle, Feb 2012)



Has Saginaw’s majestic but neglected Hill House found a home? (, Nov 2011)

Historic Window Workshop in Muskegon (, Nov 2011)

Historic Brownfield Site Developers Vie for Shirking State Aid (Detroit News, Nov 2011)

The Pre-Motor City (Archaeology Magazine, Nov 2011)

Council Vote to Sell Comfort Station (Lansing State Journal, Nov 2011)

Council Day – Comfort Station (City Pulse, Nov 2011)

Historic Tax Credits News Briefs (The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, Nov 2011)

A Taxing Development (Ann Arbor Observer, Oct 2011)

The future of Paw Paw’s downtown retail district may be in its past (Vineyard Press, Oct 2011)

State historic preservation program to train workers (, Oct 2011)

Old Town Building May Get New Life (Lansing State Journal, Oct 2011)

Training provided to Three Rivers Historic District Commission (River County Journal, Sept 2011)

Old Windows Find a Following (The New York Times, July 2011)

Reseeding Saginaw: Cathedral District residents concerned that Saginaw leaders want them out (, July 2011)

Hearing allows clarification, public comment about proposed historic district (, July 2011)

Saugatuck Dune Development (, June 29, 2011)



Audio File – David Farbman, Co-President of the Farbman Group and Philanthropist, interviews MHPN Board Member, Richard Hosey, focusing on MHPN and the positive impact we have on the Detroit region. The goal is to increase awareness of good things happening in the city and to highlight MHPN’s accomplishments (October 2010)

Students get Lessons at Kimball House (Battle Creek, October 29, 2010)

History in the Making: Historic Preservation in Michigan’s Townships (Michigan Township News, October 2009)

Saving the Bowers Harbor Inn Property: Conserving Land and Buildings (National Trust for Historic Preservation and Land Trust Alliance, September 2008)