The Herald-Mail: First of Five Educational Forums about Historic Tax Credit to be Held in Martinsburg


By Matthew Umstead / The Herald-Mail

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A coalition backing a campaign to spur redevelopment of historic — and often venerable — property in West Virginia downtowns, by increasing available tax credits to potential investors, is slated to hold the first of a handful of forums across the state on Thursday in Martinsburg.

The public meeting about the recently launched effort to increase the state’s historic tax credit from 10 to 25 percent will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Shenandoah Hotel building at 100 W. Martin St. in downtown Martinsburg.

Individuals can register at, or sign an online petition on the “Revitalize West Virginia’s Downtowns” coalition website.

The forums are part of an educational outreach effort to engage with state lawmakers, community leaders and potential investors about the benefits of increasing the state’s historic tax credits, said Nicole Marrocco of the West Virginia Community Development Hub.

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