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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Fort Smith Museum of History

First held at Hot Springs in 2014, “Dollars & Sense of Historic Preservation” is a program designed to discuss the economic potential of historic building rehabilitation as well as tools for redevelopment. The agenda is designed to meet the needs of chambers of commerce, private and public community and economic development organizations, real estate licensees, historic property owners, planners, banks, municipal and county officials, community leaders and groups, and anyone with an interest in historic preservation. CE hours are available for AIA members and for Real Estate Licensees.


8:30 am Registration with coffee and pastries
9:00 am Welcome to Fort Smith
Honorable Sandy Sanders, Mayor, Fort Smith
Rachel Silva, Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas
9:10 am Keynote: Economics and Historic Preservation: Recent Lessons from Around the U.S.
Donovan Rypkema, Principal, PlaceEconomics

Hear from economist and recognized industry leader Donovan Rypkema about how preservation of historic buildings helps communities across the United States to make cost-effective use of resources, create jobs, provide affordable housing, revive down towns, build tourism and attract new businesses and workers.
10:10 am Break
10:20 am Adapting for Adaptive Reuse Panel:

Tools and Resources for Historic Buildings
Missy McSwain, Director, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Demystifying Historic Designation
Ralph Wilcox, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Haley Wilcox, Ogee Consulting, Austin, Texas
Local Success Stories
Richard Griffin, Griffin Properties, Fort Smith

11:30 am Lunch
Presentation on restoration of Friedman-Mincer Building by lead architects Tim Maddox, AIA and Ben Cruce, Associate AIA of deMx Architecture

12:30 pm Walking Tour of the Friedman-Mincer Building

Parking is available but very limited.  Walking or carpooling is highly recommended.

1:30 pm AREC Real Estate Training: Quadrennial Ethics
(AREC Required 3-hour topic) Bill McCord, Fort Smith Regional School of Real Estate

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