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 October 7th at Hollywood Casino Bangor to learn more about how to identify these environmental challenges, how to obtain protections from these environmental liabilities, how to access the state and federal grant/loan programs that are available to address these liabilities, as well as financing options and criteria for businesses utilizing these properties. The seminar will rely on case examples from recent projects successfully completed in Maine.
Meet our Panelists:
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 Brewer Middle School in Brewer; the Unity Grammar School in Unity; 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 on the Board of Directors for the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, a Past President of the Maine Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and is a LEED Accredited Professional from the US Green Building Council.
Glen Carter is a Senior Loan Officer with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, a Certified Development Company, providing financing to businesses throughout the state of Maine, with a $17.5 Million loan portfolio. He has been a Commercial Loan Officer at TD Bank in Bangor and Union Trust Company in Ellsworth as well as a commercial loan underwriter.