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West Side Neighborhood Association Reviews BAD Buildings Redevelopment Plan

In April, the West Side Charleston 2008 Revitalization Plan progress was briefly discussed prior to WV BAD Buildings Project Manager Shae Strait discussing the draft of the West Side Neighborhood Association BAD Buildings Final Report. Volunteers had conducted inventories of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in the community to help identify the conditions of the buildings.

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PAWV Launches New Historic Preservation Loan Fund

Monroe Street in Fairmont looking south towards the Monongahela River – Photo by Shae StraitThe Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has launched a new loan program aimed at getting historic structures rehabilitated. The program is called the Historic Preservation Loan Fund. It is a revolving loan guarantee program to help minimize risk for lending financial institutions in case a borrower defaults and to assist applicants that may not have the capital available for a bank loan. The funds must be used for acquiring, rehabilitating, or redeveloping of a historic building that is on the National Register of Historic Places, a contributing structure to a NRHP district, eligible for the NRHP, or on PAWV’s current list of Endangered Properties.

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