Historic Preservation Myths - Part Three

November 16, 2011 by: Ben Heimsath

Historic preservation myths can be harmful! Too many old buildings get neglected, ignored or demolished simply because people don't have the facts about preservation. This is the third in a four-part series we've created to counter a significant bias against older buildings. Can't wait? If you would like to see the entire series: Download "Historic Buildings - Eleven Myths Dispelled" now. Myth ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Building Permits / Historic Preservation

Building Permits and Development Codes: "Why Do I Need A Permit?"

February 22, 2011 by: Ben Heimsath

"How I stopped hating the permitting process and learned to live with building permits and develoment codes." I've given a lecture with this title several times to graduate school planners and even to a law school class. This entry will begin a series of articles on how to deal constructively with the impossibly complex codes and the equally confounding permits needed to meet them. Let's start at ... Read More

Building Permits / Codes & Permitting