Benefits include the following:
- Increased federal and state tax credit availability to spur investment in rehabbing historic homes and buildings (e.g. Ashland Theater).
- Improved accounting of Ashland’s post-WWII build-out, civil rights, and massive resistance era history.
- Corrected errors in the original nomination.
- Preservation and protection of Ashland’s small town character.
This update would NOT add regulations to prohibit property owners (e.g. painting their house a certain color) or install an architecture review board.