File #: 210710    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/17/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: Honoring the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21071000, 2. Signature21071000
Honoring the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia was founded in 1996 to be the principal historic preservation advocacy organization for the Philadelphia region; and

WHEREAS, In May 1996, The Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation and the Preservation Coalition of Greater Philadelphia merged to become the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, In 1997, the Alliance brokered an agreement for the preservation and redevelopment of the United States Naval Home; and

WHEREAS, In 1998, the Alliance released The Economic Benefits of Preserving Philadelphia's Past, detailing the economic benefits of historic preservation on neighborhood revitalization, heritage tourism and downtown development; and

WHEREAS, In 2003, the Preservation Alliance released its inaugural Endangered Properties List and the first issue of its Preservation Matters newsletter; and

WHEREAS, In 2008, the Preservation Alliance assumed stewardship of the Foundation for Architecture's Walking Tour Program and continues an ambitious roster of over 60 unique tours; and

WHEREAS, In 2009, the Alliance lead a campaign to protect significant public interior spaces by amending the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Ordinance to allow interior designations; and

WHEREAS, In 2012, after sixteen years of persistent advocacy efforts by the Alliance and others were rewarded when Pennsylvania established the Historic Preservation Tax credit; and

WHEREAS, In 2014, the Alliance published the debut issue of Extant, a magazine produced in collaboration with Hidden City to promote historic preservation in the Philadelphia area; and

WHEREAS, In 2016, the Preservation Alliance mounted a multi-pronged challenge to proposed developments on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers' Row, highlighting the vulnerability of historic properties across the City of Philadelphia and...

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