2016 Schedule

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Friday, March 4, 2016

NEW Friday Pre-Session
Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus
Building #10, See Events Tab for Directions and Parking
1-5 p.m.
Federal and State Funding Tools for Historic Restorations
Developers, city planners, city economic developers, architects and funders were invited to get an overview of historic, low-income housing and new markets tax credits plus see local examples from
developers who used the 2015 state historic tax credits. Attendees had a chance to learn and ask questions about how these funding tools can help restore older properties.
1-2:15–Overview of Federal Tools with brief examples from other parts of country
Karen Garritson, National Development Council
A. What a tax credit is
B. How are tax credits monetized
C. Overview of Historic (10% and 20%), Low-Income Housing and New Markets Tax Credits
a. Overview of the specifics of each program
     i. Public Purposes
     ii. Eligible Uses
     iii. Benefits provided
     iv. Compliance required
b. How the programs can work together to accomplish major renovations
c. Influence in identifying an adaptive reuse
2:30-3:00–Nebraska State Historic Tax Credits
David Levy and Bob Puschendorf
3:00-4:00–Case Study Examples from Nebraska and Iowa
Andrea Kathol, Field Day Development and Caitlin Kolb, Alley Poyner Macchietto
4:00-5:00–Panel discussion with all speakers
Friday Pre-Session–$50
Friday Pre-Session Sponsored by Dundee Bank
4 CEUs offered for Architect Attending
3.75 CMs offered for Planners Attending

Conference Opening Reception and Tour

Friday Night Reception
24th and Lake Streets
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.–North 24th Street Walking Tour
Attendees learned about the area’s history, art and architecture by experienced guides. All participants received Restoration Exchange’s new North 24th Street informational brochure
7 to 10 p.m.–Reception at the Blue Lion
Built in 1918 the Blue Lion buildings were most remembered as the site of the Blue Room, which featured name jazz acts and jam sessions and Lion Products, an agricultural implement dealer. Today it is being transformed in a home for Union for Contemporary Arts and a space for a possible retail or restaurant use. Attendees met Restore Omaha sponsors, speakers and special guests while enjoying food, drinks and site tours before work begins.
Friday Reception–$25/$20 REO members
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Restore Omaha Conference and Exhibition

Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus
Institute for the Culinary Arts Building and the Mule Barn
32nd and Sorensen Parkway
Omaha, NE
See Events Tab for Directions and Parking

Keynote Speaker sponsored by:

AIA Omaha and Eyman

Sessions Sponsored by: 

BVH Architects, Investors Realty, Inc., Larry Jacobsen, AIA, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, Omaha by Design and Western Waterproofing Company of America

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Exhibits Open

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  -Welcome & Announcements

9:45 a.m. –  10:15 a.m.Opening Speaker 

10:30 – 11:30 – First Breakout Session 

11:30 am. – NOON  – Lunch, Exhibits Open

Lunch sponsored by NuStyle Developments
Breaks sponsored by AAA Bank, J Development and Leo A Daly

12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Keynote Scott Sidler 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Second  Breakout Session

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Break, Exhibits Open

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Third Breakout Session

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Restoration JAM! Five attendees shared their current restoration projects in five minutes or less.

Architects earned 4 CEUs for attending.