MDA’s Land Planning team of professionals believe history, heritage, and historic character are strong building blocks for community-oriented revitalization, growth, tourism, and job creation.
Over the years, Historic Preservation has proven an important tool to leverage and focus community and economic development. This approach has resulted in the creation of National, State, and local historic districts, promoting the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and properties. These efforts often result in increases in residential and commercial property values, job opportunities and tourism due to continuance promotion of historic community character, whether by preserving or restoring a historic site.
While the process of restoration and redevelopment within a Historic District can be laborious due to the various nuanced and sensitive layers of regulations governing a historic location, the benefits are significant not just for property value, but for enhancing the overall community makeup.
MDA’s team has developed a keen understanding of the local, national and federal historic preservation process that has resulted in successful planning for iconic projects throughout Southwest Florida in historic locations such as Boca Grande, Matlacha, Bokeelia and downtown Fort Myers.
To learn more about how MDA can help evaluate the effectiveness of existing plans and make recommendations for improvement or expansion, contact President & Planning Director Tina Ekblad today.