A downtown renovation project has been granted tax relief

WHITEFIELD — A downtown renovation project has been granted tax relief. By a 2-0 vote on Aug. 22, the Select Board approved a Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive for rehabilitation of The Allard Block at 8 King Square. It will freeze the property tax for five years. The Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive was created by state lawmakers in 2006 and adopted by Whitefield Town Meeting in 2010. It allows the Select Board to grant temporary tax relief for a property owner who wants to substantially rehabilitate a building that is located in a historic district, downtown, or village center.