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    Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

    Helping revitalize communities around Ohio is the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program by transforming vacant and underutilized historic buildings for new purposes. The former Rialto Theater in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood is a successful example of this impact as a vacant theater was converted to the corporate headquarters, production facility and ice cream shop for Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream. 
    The business is located at 1871 West 25th Street, where Ohio City’s Moda Nightclub previously operated until 2006. The open renovated space features soaring, 35-foot ceilings, glass walls, numerous skylights and windows, original wood trusses, state-of-the art kitchen facilities and various levels for public access and viewing. The Department of Economic Development assisted with the Vacant Property Initiative and the Neighborhood Retail Assistance Programs to offset costs associated with the $2.5 million project. Approximately 25 new jobs were created at the new location in Ohio City. Check out this newly-released video highlighting the project and program impact:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov7qV580EMw
     


    Reminder:  Schedule Round 13 Pre-Application Meetings
    The application period for Round 13 of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is now open. The application form can be downloaded under ‘Program Information’ on the program website: www.ohptc.development.ohio.gov
     
    To schedule a pre-application meeting with the State Historic Preservation Office, please call 614-298-2000. For the Office of Strategic Business Investments, please contact Nathaniel Kaelin at nathaniel.kaelin@development.ohio.gov or 614-728-0995.