In addition to offering technical support, the QQA advocates at the local, state and federal level for preservation incentives that encourage adaptive reuse of historic structures. Thanks in part to the QQA, in 2009 the Arkansas Legislature passed the State Historic Rehab Tax Credit which allows for a 25% state income tax credit on qualified rehabilitations.
The QQA also actively works with other organizations to promote better understanding of historic preservation guidelines and resources and encourage downtown and neighborhood revitalization.
Founded in 1981, the Alliance's mission is to educate, advocate and assist preservation efforts across the state, through educational programs centered on architectural heritage, advocating for preservation legislation, and assisting owners of historic properties with the means and expertise to preserve and restore historic structures.
To encourage the preservation of historic buildings the federal government offers a program of tax incentives to support the rehabilitation of historic and older buildings for income-producing purposes.
A state law passed in 2009 allows Arkansans to claim a portion of their investment in historic properties as a credit on their state income taxes. This new program, administered by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), will encourage the rehabilitation of historic properties and will foster revitalization efforts in Arkansas’s historic downtowns and neighborhoods.
In the mid-1970s, the areas around the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion were in decline, largley neglected by planning and development efforts.
Recognizing that something had to be done to protect the face the state presented to its citizens and visitors, the General Assembly created the Capitol Zoning District Commission to protect the unique character of these neighborhoods by acting as a special planning and historic preservation commission.
The MacArthur Park Historic District is the only local historic district within the City of Little Rock, which means it is the only place where an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to making any change to the exterior of any structure. To assist you with making an application, the Little Rock Historic District Commission has developed the MacArthur Park Historic District - Guidelines for Rehabilitation and New Construction.
Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP) is a nonprofit organization representing its members in pursuit of a remarkable urban experience for all who live, work, play and invest in downtown Little Rock.
The mission of Southside Main Street (SoMa), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is to promote and enhance economic development, public relations, historic integrity and quality of life for the citizens of the neighborhood. SoMa is dedicated to increasing economic development on Main Street between I-630 and Roosevelt Road. The area is a historic district and a livable, walkable community offering residential, commercial, retail and other services.
The purpose of the Downtown Neighborhood Association is to promote downtown Little Rock, as a place to live and work, to assure the continuance of creation of those amenities and necessities that make urban life exciting and enjoyable.