Buffalo is a city with a rich history and a plethora of historic buildings that are often fantastic choices for historical renovation projects due to their unique architecture, character, and extensive historical background behind them.
As a business leader or developer that has their sights set on renovating one of these buildings, there are several things you should keep in mind. Here are a few things we find important:
Be a Student of History
When working on a historical renovation project one of the most important steps is often one of the main things that draw people to these buildings, the history!
Every city, town, and even neighborhood has its own unique features that set them apart. If you are interested in renovating a building with some history make sure to work with someone that can find you an architect or interior designer that allows you to embrace the unique features, architecture, and decorative elements of the structure to honor the history of the building while also giving it new life, and modernizing it in the process.
Look into Regulations.
It is important to note that looking into local regulations is paramount. In addition to SHPO requirements, Many cities have strict regulations regarding the preservation of historical buildings. Look into these, as skipping this step now will cost you time and money down the road.
Did you know that many historical buildings qualify for grant programs, which can help fund the often-high costs of historical renovations? Work with someone that has experience in these types of projects and can assist you in finding the grants you need to get your project off the ground.
At Resetartis Construction we have worked with many clients on their historical renovation builds, and they are often among our favorite projects we have had the privilege to work on.
When it comes to historical renovations, let us help you build for your success! Contact us today to see how we can help.