Shreveport's Historic Preservation Commission delays a decision into expanding the downtown historic district

KMSS-TV
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The Downtown Development Authority has cleaned up downtown historic maps to make other buildings eligible for historic tax credits. 

This would not only help bring more retail and residential businesses to the downtown area, but also more buildings will be able to be renovated and put into commerce.

"What we don't want to do is add another level of bureaucracy to the bureaucratic dealings that people have to deal with everyday, so you know we hope that the historic preservation commission will realize that this is a very good thing and not try to stall it for some reason that may or may not be valid," said Liz Swaine, Executive Director for the Downtown Development Authority. 

The affect this would have on current business owners in the district is in question with the historic preservation commission.

If the review committee in Baton Rouge decides to delay the decision as well, then the topic won't be revisited until the next historic preservation commission meeting in November.  

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