Carver Court is an unusual International Style federal housing development by three huge names in Philadelphia modernism: George Howe, Louis I. Kahn and Oskar Stonorov. Carver Court sits at the base of a hillside where a large solar farm has been approved, raising concerns about flooding due to runoff as a result of the solar project's required deforestation. The Preservation Alliance would like to see Carver Court recognized by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which would trigger a stronger review of the solar project's impact on the site.
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit
For the first time, the Preservation Alliance listed a policy on its endangered list. Preservation Tax Credits are widely regarded as one of our strongest revitalization tools. On any given year projects using these credits locally draw an average of $224 million in private investment and nearly 1,000 jobs. As part of the nation's pitched fiscal debate, some in Congress are proposing the elimination of Preservation Tax Credits. The Preservation Alliance joins the National Trust for Historic Preservation's campaign to support
legislation in Congress which would affirm and expand these tax credits.