The Planning Board is recommending the creation of a voluntary program to incentivize the preservation of Middletown's historic resources. Public workshop meetings to review the latest draft and accept public input were held on May 1st and November 19, 2019. Th program would provide tax incentives preservation of historic structures and landscapes, and for period-correct building renovations. The Planning Board voted to forward the proposal to the Town Council for consideration during its meeting on February 5, 2020. With the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020 and related budgetary concerns, the Board requested that the proposal be tabled for consideration at a later time.