Team Leader: Chad McLaren
Overview: The Adaptive Reuse and Preservation Capture Team, operating under the Vision Together 2025 initiative, encourages the rehabilitation and reuse of older and historic buildings in the City of Johnstown for residential, commercial, and mixed uses. The team has conducted workshops, toured numerous vacant buildings, created incentives, and discussed the concerns with property owners, highlighting possible tax credits and code flexibilities in rehabilitating and reusing older buildings.
Accomplishments/Projects: The team is currently working with a private downtown developer to aid in design assistance of a historic building. They are also conducting historic building research and owner outreach to assess the viability of potential future projects. Members of the team are also engaged in research regarding historic overlay districts and historic neighborhood designations.