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Eligible Properties

Owners of historically significant commercial buildings may earn up to $1 million per year in Colorado income tax credits for restoration work on their buildings.  To qualify the building must be listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places, listed as a Historic Landmark by a Certified Local Government (CLG), or designated as a “contributing structure” in a historic district.

Tax Credit Basics

The 2014 credit for commercial properties has a limited availability; each year the state sets aside funding ($5 million in 2017-2019) for this credit, but when the funding is exhausted no further credits can be given during that State Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30).

The Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act of 2014 offers a higher return on expenditures (up to 30%), a higher per-project credit cap on commercial properties (up to $1 million in tax credits) and greater flexibility (tax credits for income-producing properties can be sold to other taxpayers without penalty).

Eligible Projects

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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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