Well, to be completely boring - I was reading through the agenda for the next City Council meeting (yes, someone actually does that - and I'm ashamed to say it's me) when I came across an interesting "Item recommended for action."
It's #4 on the list, should you care to read along (it's a .pdf):
(ahem) Amendment of the City Code to provide for the partial real estate tax exemption for new structures within redevelopment, rehabilitation, and conservation districts.
How about asking this one small question: Is not the very definition of rehabilitation, and conservation the diametric opposite of New Structures?
I thought the point was to get folks to a) take care of, 2) remodel, and/or X=protect the existing old, and yes - historical, housing stock?
Keep your eyes open on this one folks, it feels greasy... like a palm.