Commercial Historic Tax Credits

Elkhart Downtown Commercial Historic District – part of downtown Elkhart was listed in the National Register on September 26, 1997. 20% Rehabilitation Certified Tax Credit – a federal income tax credit for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. There are 62 contributing buildings in the historic district certified by the National Park Service as contributing to the historic significance of the district that qualify as a certified historic structure. The 20% rehabilitation tax credit equals 20% of the amount spent

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Riverfront Liquor License

The Elkhart Municipal Riverfront Development Area designation permits a three-way liquor license to be obtained by a restaurant located within the redevelopment district through Indiana’s Alcohol Beverage Commission without regard to any permit quotas as required by Indiana Code. The Riverfront Development Area (see map at right) mirrors the Arts and Entertainment District. The application for this liquor license requires a letter indicating that the statutory requirements, IC 7.1-3-20-16, have been met and the Mayor’s approval of the permit. Contact

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Adapting Historic Properties

Surmounting Fire Code & Historic Use Restrictions: Adapting Historic Properties for Best Use Sponsored by Downtown Elkhart Inc. & Downtown Goshen Inc. Presentation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. | Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. | Consultations: 10-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Focus: Adaptive reuse scenarios for pre-1940 commercial buildings in downtown areas. – Strategies for change of use: from non-residential (industrial, office, institutional) to residential use – New commercial uses for long-vacant upper floor spaces – Required structural modifications in response to state fire codes – Projects

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Apartments

Live in Downtown Elkhart! Downtown Elkhart has become home to a growing number of residents who enjoy the vibrancy of living in the city’s core. Many unique second and third floor loft apartments abound within the historic structures throughout the area. Click on the address link at the left to see the property’s information. You can also call Assurance Property to find information on Downtown Elkhart apartments.

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