The Maine Historic Preservation Commission has mailed letters to all building owners within a proposed National Register Downtown District on Brunswick’s Maine Street. The Brunswick Downtown Association has funded the professional photography and the technical writing to prepare this application over the past two years with the conviction that a listed district will make resources available to owners for downtown buildings to defray the costs of restoration and renovation. Any owner who wishes to object to the proposed district may do so by notarized letter.
BDA wishes to emphasize the following:
1. Owning a property in a listed Historic District imposes NO requirements upon the owner and does NOT limit the owner’s options to change or to work on the property as the owner might choose (including demolition). Owners continue to be responsible for compliance with Town of Brunswick ordinances, review, and permitting requirements (VRB and Planning Board) just as they were prior to the Historic District listing.
2. Owning a property in a listed Historic District does make tax credit assistance available to owners for projects that meet certain guidelines for restoration or renovation. A combination of State and Federal tax credits may reimburse up to 45% of approved costs.