Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley offers seminar on ‘Proactive Preservation’

Learn how using the International Existing Building Code offers flexibility when rehabilitating historic structures and how that drives economic development.

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley are hosting a free educational seminar on “Proactive Preservation” with Jeff Curley from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 3, at the Jeffrey D. Schielke Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave. in Batavia.

Jeff Curley, chief development services officer for the City of Aurora

Curley, the chief development services officer for the City of Aurora, has been instrumental in the town’s many preservation successes like the Aurora Silverplate Mfg. building.

During this educational seminar, you will learn:

• How to identify and preserve historic buildings that make a community unique.

• How historic buildings can be repurposed often at lower cost and less harm to the environment than new construction.

• How genuine communication between various community groups can lead to successful outcomes for all.

To learn more about what to expect at this education seminar or to RSVP, go to

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