CPF Adaptive Reuse Workshop

President Michael Garavaglia will be speaking at this January 31, 2020 California Preservation Foundation Workshop in Fresno, California. https://californiapreservation.org/events/advanced-adaptive-reuse/

This advanced-level workshop will provide a 360-degree view of redeveloping historic properties for adaptive reuse and will focus on the incentives that help make such projects possible, including:

  • Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (state and federal)
  • Mills Act tax incentives
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Economic Opportunity Zone funding
  • Adaptive reuse ordinances, and more…

Hope to see you there!

2019 Governor’s Preservation Award

Photo by the Independent News

The Livermore Train Depot has been awarded a 2019 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award; this prestigious award recognizes exemplary achievements in historic preservation and the preservation of California’s heritage.

GA, Inc. evaluated the Depot, originally built in 1892, for listing on the National and California Registers and worked with the City of Livermore to complete several technical studies for the Depot including a Historic Resource Evaluation (HRE) and Initial Study, a core Historic Structure Report (cHSR), a feasibility analysis of moving the structure to a different location, and a rehabilitation plan.

Our recommended rehabilitation plan included removal of non-historic additions, reconstruction of non-extant exterior and interior features from historic documentation; and development of recommendations for specific treatments and methods based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historical Building Code. We are honored to have played a part in the Train Depot’s preservation.

Michael Garavaglia, President, will be attending the award ceremony on January 22, 2020.