Upham’s Corner Comfort Station Receives State Rehabilitation Tax Credits

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Upham’s Corner Comfort Station Receives State Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Historic Boston is pleased to announce that its planned rehabilitation of the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station for Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen was recently awarded an allocation of Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.  State tax credits are a critical source of capital for HBI’s rehabilitation projects and are awarded three time a year by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) to eligible projects.  We are grateful to Secretary of State William Galvin and MHC for recognizing the historic value of the Comfort Station to the Upham’s Corner neighborhood.  In addition, we thank our partner The American City Coalition, project architect Utile Architecture and Planning, and our preservation consultants, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB), for their services in applying for tax credits.

In addition to the allocation of tax credits, the project received zoning variances for the proposed retail use from the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals this fall.  Utile has completed construction documents and project pricing is underway.  HBI anticipates a spring construction start, with completion in fall 2017.