The built environment in the metro New Orleans region offers many opportunities to preserve our historic structures. With over $50 million in local historic preservation construction and renovation projects, clients can rely upon McDonnel to provide the unique construction services necessary to aid in the preservation of our cherished heritage and critical part of our culture.
- Whether the project is rehabilitating a deteriorated structure or re-purposing an historic property, we have the expertise necessary to successfully navigate through the zoning ordinances, building codes, tax credit incentives, etc. that are specific to historic preservation projects. McDonnel also has experience collaborating with the many agencies that have a hand in the construction process such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Louisiana Office of Historic Preservation, and the Vieux Carre Commission.
McDonnel has assisted with the preparation of Historic Preservation Certification Application documents required by the Nation Park Service. These documents include: Part 1 Evaluation of Significance, Part 2 Description of Rehabilitation, and Part 3 Request for Certification of Completed Work. McDonnel works closely with the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation to obtain the approval of the Historic Preservation Credits.
We have worked with several clients including the Joy Theater, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
(NOCCA), and Circle Foods Store to obtain historic tax credits on their projects. The owner and well-known developer of the Circle Foods Store project chose McDonnel as the general contractor specifically because of our historic tax credit experience.