Let’s be honest… A historic rehabilitation project is, for most people, a daunting task. But because you are taking the time to read this information it can be assumed that you are not most people.
The expert rehabilitation of a residential home, industrial or commercial building often requires a greater level of skill, technical knowledge and dedication than building a new one. Complicating matters further, the act of simply hiring a good contractor that “advertise” they do historic preservation or rehabilitation work is seldom the final solution. Proper planning, pre-investigation, sensitive design, and education are always the key components in any historic preservation project.
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We provide expert project guidance, design and project management services. From conception to final inspection our experience, skill and professionalism makes the TCH Consulting Group, Inc. your best partner in these matters.
We have the in-house capability and talent to do many things well.
From taking care of all things administrative such as: applying for national registration; applying for tax abatement credits; making presentation to the local review boards or developing in-depth and detailed cost estimates – we can help.
On the building side of things, we can design and coordinate integrated, one-of a-kind interiors, create beautiful and historically accurate custom mill work, pattern encaustic floors as well as build magnificent fireplaces and mantels. We can also design and replicate historic furniture and help you find that perfect piece of antiquity for your project.
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The Belleview Biltmore Hotel
The Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa is a historic resort hotel located in the town of Belleair, Florida. The 800,000 +/- sq/ft facility is the last of the grand historic hotels of its period in Florida, that until 2009 still existed as a resort. The Belleview Biltmore Hotel is said to have been the largest occupied wood frame structure in the world, and is constructed of native Florida heartpine lumber. The hotel has since closed and demolition has been proposed by its current owner.
In 2012, the TCH Consulting Group was invited to review the existing project cost estimates and prepare an updated and more detailed estimate of the hotels rehabilitative and other redevelopment cost. The sample estimate below reflects some of this work.
On August 8, 2013 the current owners, BB Hotel LLC, have applied for a plan to demolish the hotel and replace it with 32 town homes and 136 condominiums in an architectural style reflecting the original hotel. The ultimate fate of this old hotel to date remains unknown.
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Historic Preservation Links
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the leading voice for preservation, we are the cause for people saving places.
Preservation Magazine: The official magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation advocates for legislation and funding in support of historic preservation on behalf of Florida’s many historic sites, museums and parks. It represents Florida’s preservation community through public and media outreach. It empowers and supports local preservationists by publicizing Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites each year, and through our preservation awards program we recognize exemplary efforts in historic preservation.
It offers extensive education and training opportunities, including local workshops, webinars and an annual conference each year during the month of May. It provides to the public information education on the benefits of historic preservation and provide resources to preservationists, home owners, preservation professionals, and media representatives.
The Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources provides architectural technical assistance to the public on historic rehabilitation projects, provides architectural support for all Bureau programs (especially in the review of grant applications), reviews applications for federal tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties, reviews applications for property tax relief projects in communities not qualified to review locally, consults with property owners and building officials to determine if special accessibility exceptions apply to historic buildings, and administers the Florida Main Street Program.