Saginaw Accepted Into Historic Preservation Program

The city of Saginaw has been accepted to the Michigan State Historic Preservation program.

The announcement comes following confirmation from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Saginaw is now eligible for federal grant funding to help with historical preservation, including educational and heritage tourism initiatives, and rehabilitation of some of it’s historic properties.

Saginaw Director of Planning and Economic Development Cassi Zimmerman says the city will use grants and funding programs to spur development and investment in historic buildings. She says the recognition comes with many benefits, including helping the city target improvements along historic corridors and areas within the city, to preserve and make the best use of Saginaw’s historic buildings.

Many of the city’s historic archectecture dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has been recognized in many National Register of Historic Places listings.