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(a) For the purposes of encouraging quality tourism and contributing to an overall historic preservation program, there is established a Committee for the Restoration of Historic Assets in Connecticut which shall consist of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, the chairman of the Governor's Vacation Council, the chairperson of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee and two public members appointed by the Governor on or before December 1, 1977, for a term to expire on February 1, 1979. Thereafter, terms of members appointed to succeed those whose terms expire shall be for two years and until successors are appointed. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may provide grants or loans as approved by the committee for projects of historic preservation and restoration from the Restoration of Historic Assets in Connecticut Fund established with the proceeds of the bonds issued pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 2 of special act 77-47. 1 For the purposes of this section, “historical asset” means any building, structure, object or site that is significant in American history, architecture, archaeology or culture or property used in connection therewith. Such grants and loans may be used, in part, for the installation or restoration of supportive improvements. Supportive improvements may include, but shall not be limited to, parking lots, office space, sanitary facilities, utilities necessary to make a building functional, information booths, provisions for the handicapped, improvements necessary to bring such asset into conformance with local ordinances, or any other improvements necessary to return the property to a state of utility, provided that any such supportive improvement shall not alter, destroy or detract from the distinctive historical, aesthetic, archaeological, architectural, cultural or stylistic qualities or characteristics of the historic asset or its environment. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development with the advice and consent of the committee shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
(b) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may provide grants to develop greenways from the Restoration of Historic Assets in Connecticut Fund established with the proceeds of the bonds issued pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 2 of special act 77-47. Grants may be made to municipalities and other organizations to develop greenways, including, but not limited to, transportation-related greenways supported by the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, 2 as amended from time to time. The amount of any grant shall be as follows: (1) For transportation greenways projects that are part of interstate greenways, not more than twenty per cent of the project cost; (2) for transportation greenways projects that are local spurs from interstate greenways or that are intertown greenways projects, not more than ten per cent of the project cost; and (3) for greenways that are not transportation greenways, not more than half of the capital costs of the project.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 32. Commerce and Economic and Community Development § 32-6a. Committee for the Restoration of Historic Assets in Connecticut. Grants. Eligibility of greenways projects. Regulations. “Historical asset” defined - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-32-commerce-and-economic-and-community-development/ct-gen-st-sect-32-6a/
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