Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits will help breathe new life into three local landmarks, the state announced this week.

The sites were among 26 chosen in the latest round of awards announced by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

In addition to the revitalization of the Falls Theater building in Cuyahoga Falls — which is to be transformed into a microbrewery — renovation projects in Stark and Wayne counties will also benefit.

A closer look at the recipients:

•?Falls Theater, 2218-2220 Front St. Project cost was $1,279,475, with a tax credit of $249,999.

The state said, “The historic Falls Theater space, two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor have been empty for more than a decade. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.”

•?City Savings Bank and Trust Building, 449 E. Main St., Alliance. Total project cost is $8,125,790, with a tax credit of $812,579.

The state said, “This eight-story building in downtown Alliance was built in 1925-26 as the City Savings Bank and Trust. It contained the bank on the first floor and office tenants above. The Neoclassical building has two story Ionic columns along its Main Street facade. In 1991, it was converted into affordable senior housing. This rehabilitation project will preserve and improve 42 affordable senior apartments.”

•?Faber Building, 148 W. Liberty St., Wooster. The total project cost was $860,000, with a tax credit of $168,500.

The state said, “This project is the first to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits in Wooster and Wayne County. The 1890 Faber Building is a mixed-use commercial building in downtown Wooster. Prior to the last 12 years of vacancy, it housed a variety of first-floor retail tenants and apartments on the second and third floors. The rehabilitation project will allow Vertical Runner, a specialty running/athletic store, to locate in the commercial space and the upper stories will be for residential use.”

The state also awarded historic tax credits to projects in Cuyahoga County.

The state said many of the buildings were vacant and generate little economic activity. The rehabilitation in part is intended to drive investment and interest in adjacent properties.

Developers are not issued the tax credit until project construction is complete and all program requirements are verified, the state said.