May is Preservation Month! We love our historic downtown district and buildings, which makes Northfield such a special place. This year’s theme is People Saving Places. Historic
place-savers like you pour their time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition. The 2023 Preservation Month theme of “People Saving Places” is a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places—in ways big and small—and inspiring others to do the same!
To celebrate, the City of Northfield created two videos for Preservation Month. These videos also highlight two of the Friends of Downtown Northfield board members! Thank you to Aaron and Cody and all those who are stewards of our historic buildings.
This May also brings good news as the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate have each passed an Omnibus Taxes bill that includes the reinstatement and extension of the state Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit! The final bill makes the HTC retroactive to the previous sunset date and extends it until June 30, 2030. The next stop is Gov. Tim Walz’s desk, where he is expected to sign it.
Thank you to everyone, especially the RevitalizeMN folks, for advocating so tirelessly for the historic tax credit.