Maine’s State Historic Preservation Tax Credit has focused many development projects on the historic buildings in Maine, many of which were otherwise neglected, vacant and underutilized. However, these older buildings contain environmental challenges that need to be addressed as part of the redevelopment including contaminated soil, asbestos, lead paint and PCBs in building materials.
Join us on December 6th at Portland Regency Hotel to learn more about how to identify these environmental challenges, how to obtain protections from these environmental liabilities, and how to utilize the state and federal grant/loan programs that are available to address these liabilities. The seminar will rely on case examples from recent projects completed in Maine and provide discussions from a developer, engineer and regulator’s perspective.
Amy Cullen is the Development and Asset Management Officer for The Szanton Company responsible for redevelopment of several historic projects including the Mill at Saco Falls in Biddeford and the Lofts at Bates Mill in Lewiston. Her responsibilities include: performing due diligence on potential real estate acquisitions; completing financing applications; overseeing environmental assessment and cleanups, and coordinating with funders, permitting authorities, development team members, and neighbors on all aspects of multi-family residential development projects; and asset management financial analysis.
Rip Patten, PE, LEED-AP is an environmental engineer and Vice President with Credere Associates, LLC, an environmental consulting company in Westbrook, Maine specializing in assessment and cleanup of Brownfields sites and historic structures. He has been the environmental engineer for several successful historic rehabilitation projects including the North Berwick Woolen Mill in North Berwick, the Mill at Saco Falls in Biddeford, the Webster School in Auburn, and the Emery School in Biddeford. He is currently the President of the Maine Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, is on the Steering Committee for the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, and is a LEED Accredited Professional from the US Green Building Council.