For Immediate Release
Beverly Schmitz Glass, PhD 620.276.0891
As the national, state, and local historic preservation efforts heat up, one of the most hotly contested issues is preserving buildings at the cost of underutilizing energy saving measures.
Garden City Downtown Vision is offering a short seminar addressing these issues and their relevance to Garden City’s efforts to preserve and integrate the dual objectives of community revitalization and historical preservation on Wednesday, January 18 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 a.m. Both meetings will be at the Downtown Vision office, 413 N. Main Street.
The seminar, sponsored by Vision’s Design Committee, is being given by Kim Gant, Review and Compliance Coordinator at the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office, and Katrina Ringler, Grant Manager and Certified Local Government Coordinator at KSHPO. The program will touch upon the energy efficiency of historic buildings, examples of features common to many historic homes and commercial buildings, advocating repair rather than replace and associated funding assistance available for repairing historic buildings, and taking a long-term approach at “going green”.
A soup dinner, catered by Fresh Bites Café, will be served Wednesday evening and a light breakfast will be available on Thursday morning.
The seminars are open and free to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please phone Downtown Vision at 276.0891 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.