Friday Symposium Presents New Perspectives on Historic Preservation
“From Penn Central to Pensacola: New Perspectives on Historic Preservation” will be the main focus of the Third Richard E. Nelson Symposium scheduled Friday by the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
National legal experts will join UF law school officials to discuss such topics as economic benefits of historic preservation, its church and state implications, tax and ethical considerations and regulatory taking questions.
The session – co-sponsored by the Florida Bar sections of Environmental and Land Use Law and City/County/Local Government Law – will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Paramount Gateway Resort and Conference Center in Gainesville.
Major participants, both professors of law, will be Robert W. Tuttle of George Washington University and David A. Brennen of Mercer University. Also participating and coordinating the event is the UF law school’s Professor Michael Allan Wolf, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law.
A report on the “Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida” will be presented by Timothy McLendon, staff attorney for the Levin College of Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility. McLendon is author of a handbook on Florida historic preservation law, and is co-author of the State of Florida-funded research report on which he will base his presentation.