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Town of Exeter, New Hampshire
Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive
Instructions to the Applicant:
The following documents contain everything you need to complete your application for tax relief to revitalize your
building. Please read everything carefully. The application materials are based upon the requirements set forth by NH
RSA 79-E. You will need to fill out the application, take part in a public hearing with the Board of Selectmen, and
execute a covenant with the Town. If you have any questions with the application, the process, or what to expect, please
call Darren Winham, Economic Development Director, at 603-773-6122 or email dwinham@exeternh.gov.
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he Town of Exeter appreciates your interest in the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive, and wishes you the
best of luck with your application and restoration project.
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Town of Exeter
Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive (RSA 79-E)
Application Form
Office Use Only
(do not write in shaded area)
Date Application Submitted:_____________ Received by: __________________
Building Information
Building Name (if any): ____________________________________________
Building Address: _________________________________________________
Eligible Zoning District ______________ Tax Map ______ Lot ______
Contact throughout this application process will be made through the applicant listed below.
The property owner may designate an agent as the coordinator for the project. This person (the applicant) shall attend
public hearings, will receive comments, recommendation, staff reports, and will communicate all case information to the
other parties as required.
The Property Owner may act as the Applicant. If so, list under Applicant’s Name, “Owner”, and complete owner’s
information as requested.
Applicant’s Name____________________________
Address:___________________________________
City/Town:______________ State:____ Zip:________
Phone________________ Fax:___________________
E-mail:______________________________________
Owner’s Name_____________________________
Address: _________________________________
City/Town:_____________ State:____ Zip:________
Phone________________ Fax:___________________
E-mail:______________________________________
Existing Building Information:
Existing Uses (describe current use, size, and number of employees):
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Gross Square Footage of Building:__________ Year Building was Built:__________
Is the building listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places? ____Yes ____ No
Is the building listed on or eligible for listing on the state register of historic places? ____Yes ____ No
Is the building located within and import to locally designated historic district? ____Yes ____ No
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Project Description
Proposed Uses (describe use, size, and number of employees): _______________________________________________
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Is this a change of use associated with this Project? ____Yes ____ No
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ll the project include new residential units? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: _______________________________________________________________________________
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Will the project include affordable residential units? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: _______________________________________________________________________________
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Has an abatement application been filed or has abatement been awarded on this property within the past year?
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___Yes ____ No
Will any state or federal grants be used with this project? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, describe and detail any terms of repayment:_________________________________________________________
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Replacement of Qualifying Structure
D
oes the project involve the replacement of a qualifying structure? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, the owner shall submit with this application the following:
1. A New Hampshire division of historical resources individual resource inventory form, prepared by a qualified
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chitectural historian.
2. A
letter from the Exeter Historic District Commission that identifies any and all historical, cultural, a
nd
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chitectural value of the structure or structures that are property on which those structures are located.
Note: The application for tax relief shall not be deemed to be complete and the governing body shall not schedule the
public hearing on the application for replacement of a qualifying structures as required under RSA 79-E:4, II until the
inventory form and letter, as well as all other required information, have been submitted, if required.
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Public Benefit (RSA 79:E -7)
In order to qualify for tax relief under this program, the proposed substantial rehabilitation must provide at least one of the
public benefits listed below. Any proposed replacement must provide one or more of the public benefits listed below to a
greater degree than would a substantial rehabilitation of the same qualifying structure.
Does the project provide the following public benefits?
(Check all that apply)
Enhances the economic vitality of the designated area. ____Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: ______________________________________________________________________________
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Enhances and improves a culturally or historically important structure ____Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: _______________________________________________________________________________
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Promotes development of the designated area, providing for efficiency, safety, and a greater sense of community,
consistent with RSA 9-B? ____
Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: _______________________________________________________________________________
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It Increase residential housing in urban or town centers? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, Please describe:_______________________________________________________________________________
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Other Issues and matters applicant deems relevant to this request? ____Yes ____ No
If yes, please describe: _______________________________________________________________________________
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Substantial Rehabilitation
Describe the work to be done and estimated costs.
1. Attach additional sheets if necessary and any written construction estimates.
2. Attach any project narratives, plot plans, building plans, sketches, rendering, or photographs that will help explain
this application.
Structural:__________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________ $____________
Electrical: __________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________ $_____________
Plumbing/Heating:____________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________ $_____________
Mechanical:________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________ $_____________
Other: _____________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________ $_____________
Total Estimated Project Cost:
$__________________
Expected Project Start Date:_____________ Expected Project Completion Date:________________
Estimated Cost:
Estimated Cost:
Estimated Cost:
Estimated Cost:
Estimated Cost:
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Applicant/Owner Signature
To qualify for this tax relief incentive, the cost the project must be at least 15% of the pre-rehabiliation assessed value or
$75,000, whichever is less.
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/we certify the estimated costs are reasonable and the costs of the project meet the above requirement.
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nitial here: _________ _________ _________ _________
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/We understand that failure to meet his threshold or the listing unreasonable construction costs will result in the denial of
the application and forfeiture of the application fee.
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nitial here: _________ _________ _________ _________
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/We have read and understand the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive, RSA 79-E, and am/are aware that this
will be a public process including public hearing to be held to discuss the merits of this application and the subsequent
need to enter into a covenant with the Town and pay all reasonable expenses associated with the drafting/recording of the
covenant.
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nitial here: _________ _________ _________ _________
The undersigned hereby certifies the foregoing information is true and correct;
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Signature (printed name) Date
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Signature (printed name) Date
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Signature (printed name) Date
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Signature (printed name) Date
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Signature (printed name) Date
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RSA 79E Reference Map of District Areas:
C-1 Lincoln Street, C-1 Central/downtown, WC- Waterfront Commercial, and C-1 Portsmouth Ave
Exeter Train Station
Exeter Bandstand
WC
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