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Feasibility study for the adaptive reuse of the former Sigma Chi house

dc.contributor.advisorPogue, Dennis J.
dc.contributor.advisorTetrault, Alfred
dc.contributor.advisorStullich, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorKetz, Anne M.
dc.descriptionMasters final project submitted to the Faculty of the Historic Preservation Program, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Historic Preservation. HISP 710/711 final project, 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis feasibility study evaluates the economic viability for adaptive reuse of the former Sigma Chi fraternity house located at 4600 Norwich Road in College Park, Maryland. The house has been vacant since 2001 and designation of the structure as a contributing resource in the Old Town College Park historic district in 2006 halted the owner’s plans to demolish the abandoned house and construct a new building on the lot. Competing values between the owner and the community have resulted in an impasse where the house has continued to sit boarded up and unused. To date the owner has yet to consider the feasibility of rehabilitating the structure with the use of available historic tax credits. This report will demonstrate that adaptively reusing the Sigma Chi house is economically feasible if historic tax credits are used and that any continued inaction allowing the house to deteriorate further should be avoided.en_US
dc.subjectCollege Park (Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etcen_US
dc.subjectOld Town College Park Historic District (College Park, Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etcen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitation investment tax credit -- Marylanden_US
dc.subjectHistoric preservation -- Economic aspects -- Marylanden_US
dc.subjectHistoric buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Taxation -- Marylanden_US
dc.subjectSigma Chi Fraternity. -- Gamma Chi Chapter (University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)) -- Historyen_US
dc.titleFeasibility study for the adaptive reuse of the former Sigma Chi houseen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtSchool of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation
dc.relation.isAvailableAtHistoric Preservation Program
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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