‘Quality of place’ workshop set

A workshop aimed at developing strategies for preserving the Lakes Region’s “quality of place” is set for Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Moultonborough.”Preserving Community Character: Win-Win Strategies for Managing Change in the Lakes Region” will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.The workshop will feature a presentation of strategies to increase local economic vitality and protect the historic, cultural and natural resources of the region’s communities while allowing for growth.”Development and change in the Lakes Region doesn’t have to overwhelm the small-town feel and summer resort character of our communities if we plan carefully,” said Maggie Stier of the alliance, and one of the speakers at the Aug. 16 program.Stier, along with Robert Houseman of the Wolfeboro Planning Department and Elizabeth Durfee Hengen, preservation consultant, will discuss design review, barn preservation tax incentives, preservation easements, historic districts and ways to manage the impacts of new commercial and residential development.Planning consultant Jeffrey M. Taylor, former director of the Office of State Planning, will lead the discussion.The program is designed for all residents of the Lakes Region, including volunteers on municipal boards and commissions, municipal officials and owners of historic properties.To register, contact the Preservation Alliance at 224-2281 or email admin@nhpreservation.org.