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State seeking public input on historic preservation plan

Five-minute survey available online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) — The state is seeking public for a new five-year strategic plan outlining goals and objectives for helping preserve historic buildings and other sites in the commonwealth through 2020.

Downtown Pikeville
Downtown Pikeville

The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office has set up an online survey and plans to arrange a series of public meetings and networking opportunities during the first quarter of 2015. The goal is to gather feedback and creative ideas from a broad range of constituents, to help address issues such as how to approach neighborhood preservation more effectively, stem demolition by neglect, and foster greater understanding of the benefits of—and a stronger public commitment toward—the preservation and reuse of old buildings.

Once completed in early 2016, the plan is intended to serve as a tool for use by individuals, nonprofits and local governments interested in applying the strategies to local issues.

“A state plan will only be successful if it truly reflects what the needs are, and how the public can respond in a proactive way to preserve historic places that have meaning and significance,” said Craig Potts, KHC executive director and state historic preservation officer.