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Allen Park was purchased by Salt Lake City and opened to the public on October 4, 2020. 

“Allen Park is a rare opportunity to preserve almost seven acres of unique ecosystem in a historic area that would otherwise be developed by private entities,” Mayor Mendenhall said. “We have heard the request from many members of our community to use parks impact fees to purchase this land, and are grateful for an opportunity to be able to do so.”

“This is an iconic parcel in a City that needs more open space,” said Chris Wharton, City Council Chair. “We hope we will have partners to help make it an important public park soon.”




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For the last decade, this c. 1890 former LDS chapel in Taylorsville has served Utah’s Shia Muslems as a gathering place and worship center. Thanks to grants provided by the Chicago-based Center for Sacred Places, money to comprehensively restore this important building may soon be available. Preservation Utah worked intensely with the Al-rasool Center and with the Taylorsville’s Historic Commission to prepare a grant application that, if accepted by Sacred Places, could open the door to hundreds of thousands of dollars in restoration financing.

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Preservation Utah Position Statement on the Provo Temple

Provo’s Modernist Temple has served as a unique spiritual beacon for the past five decades and has been revered by people throughout Utah Valley and beyond. Preservation Utah asks church leadership to save the Provo Temple and, by so doing, show as much consideration for those who hold the Provo Temple dear as the church has shown those who love and revere the other temples that have been so carefully preserved and updated over the past decade.


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Salt Lake City Public Safety Building (Historic Northwest Pipeline Company Headquarters), 1958
315 East 200 South, Salt Lake City

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Updated 2/17/2022 at 9 am

 Thank you! The Utah State Historic Tax Credit remains safe. H.B. 262 didn't make it past its committee hearing. There was support online and within the committee itself for the tax credit. We will continue to keep our eyes on any threats to the bill and keep you informed.



 A bill was launched in the Utah State House of Representatives (H.B. 262 - Lines 77 and 1167) which if passed would have:

    • Reduced the Utah preservation residential tax credit from 20% of qualified expenses to 10% of qualified expenses – lines 1166-1167. If someone spends $10K on a project they would get a $1,000 state income tax credit instead of $2,000.
    • Eliminated the credit for corporate income tax (line 77). This would make it harder for corporations to utilize the credit when rehabilitating historic spaces for residential use or to invest in these projects.

In aggregate, the inclusion of the preservation tax credit in this bill threatened the preservation movement in Utah. Not only would this bill, if passed, make residential historic preservation projects more difficult to pencil out, but it would hit many historic preservation-minded businesses who have come to depend on this credit, either directly and indirectly.


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Anderson House in Manti who received the tax credit.


What you can do to help:

Contact your own Utah House Representative as well as HB 262's sponsor, Rep. Kay Christofferson of Utah District 56 / Lehi and tell them how much you value the Utah residential historic preservation tax credit.

One pager of talking points on the Utah State Historic Tax Credit and its benefits.

Let your representatives know that this credit:

- Increases state tax revenues by spurring private investment (see table)

- Supports Utah's local economies

- Funnels federal dollars into local economies by partnering with the federal preservation tax credit

- Sustains naturally occurring affordable housing

- Revitalizes neighborhoods across the state

- Preserves Utah's rich history

This report includes a breakdown of the value of this residential credit to the State of Utah. It also includes images of buildings that have recently been or will be revitalized using this tax credit.




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Borden Milk Plant in Logan now lofts thanks to the state tax credit!

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