As Head of the Property Advisory Committee of the Preservation Resource Center (PRC), partner Randy Opotowsky keeps Steeg Law’s real estate clients apprised of the many educational programs that the organization offers. Classes about purchasing, renovating and maintaining historic buildings, include the latest information about tax incentive programs and are often free.
As he notes, “PRC’s incredible staff works tirelessly to provide high quality programing that furthers PRC’s mission to preserve New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to our community.”
If you own or plan to purchase real estate in the New Orleans area, you won’t want to miss these upcoming programs.
Climate change resilience: How New Orleans can survive and thrive after intense storms
November 2, 2022
6:00pm — 7:30pm
Terri Dreyer, founding partner of NANO, will address topics such as climate change, rising tides and proposed building designs to help make New Orleans neighborhoods stronger and better equipped to deal with the impact and aftermath of intense storms. Originally stemming from NANO’s award-winning exhibit at the 2021 Time Space Existence/Venice Biennale event hosted by the European Cultural Centre, their proposed multi-purpose “arx” or community hubs, if strategically placed throughout the City of New Orleans, would leverage existing infrastructure to help provide shelter, water and electricity for area residents following a hurricane.
Historic House Specialist: New Orleans
November 15, 2022
8:00am — 4:00pm
This popular program provides detailed information about the historic house types, architectural styles and neighborhoods of New Orleans, as well as best practices in historic renovation, rehabilitation tax incentives and historic house research. This program will earn four continuing-education credits for Realtors from the LA Real Estate Commission, as well as credit towards certification as a PRC-approved Historic House Specialist, which will be awarded upon attendance at two more PRC programs. Space limited, advance registration required.
Other PRC Events
Among the other programs that the PRC offers are ongoing courses like “Navigating the Historic District Landmarks Commissions,” which is designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process, as well as film screenings and roundtable discussions about topics like the influence of Havana in New Orleans architecture.