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Berlin HDC approves plans for a new town hall sign

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Local officials approved plans for a permanent sign to replace the longstanding banner at Berlin Town Hall. The Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) approved plans for a new sign to replace the “America’s Coolest Small Town” banner that has adorned town hall for the past few years. “Thank you to the [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Berlin, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Berlin HDC approves plans for a new town hall sign

Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

Cambridge's Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its second annual awards. If you know of someone worthy of nomination, fill in the nomination form by March 31st. Nominations will be tallied and the ceremony will be held in May. Information about the awards is available on the City of Cambridge website.

By | March 7th, 2017|Cambridge, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A meeting of the minds regarding the city’s historic preservation efforts is getting closer to actually happening. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter Feb. 9 to Mayor Randy McClement and the board of aldermen requesting a formal meeting to discuss the role and expectations for the HPC and [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Chestertown seeks HDC member

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Town of Chestertown is seeking a qualified volunteer to serve as one of seven commissioners on the Chestertown Historic District Commission. The HDC reviews building permits for exterior renovations and new construction in the Chestertown Historic District. Its mission is to protect the cultural, social, economic, political, archaeological and architectural history [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Chestertown|Comments Off on Chestertown seeks HDC member

Frederick HPC signs off on rehab of townhouse on W. Fourth St

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission officially signed off Thursday on plans to rehabilitate the dilapidated downtown Frederick townhouse at 20 W. Fourth St. Susan Murphy, a representative of prospective property owner Murphy Properties, presented plans to rehab the building for the second time at Thursday’s public hearing. She [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick HPC signs off on rehab of townhouse on W. Fourth St

Frederick HPC, utility company, and property owner find workable solution for meter placement

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A West Third Street property owner and the city’s Historic Preservation Commission struck a compromise Thursday regarding placement of a gas meter on the front of the building. James Callear, owner of the brick town house at 133 W. Third St. in the Frederick Town Historic District, is now allowed [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on Frederick HPC, utility company, and property owner find workable solution for meter placement

City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A member of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission used his public comment period Thursday to formally request a meeting with the mayor, Board of Aldermen and city staff members. Commissioner Stephen Parnes called a lack of open dialogue between the commissioners and city officials crazy and intolerable. He said that [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Berlin HDC to consider new decorative bike racks in district

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Officials with the Berlin Arts and Entertainment District want to incorporate decorative bike racks around town and are working with local businesses and government officials to construct designs that will be presented to the historic district commission later in the year. Heather Layton, chair of the non-profit, said the group has [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Berlin, New Construction|Comments Off on Berlin HDC to consider new decorative bike racks in district

Charles County HPC seeks nominations for annual awards

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its annual award program for outstanding achievements in historic preservation that occurred during the 2016 calendar year. The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization, or project deserving recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Charles County, Community Outreach & Education|Comments Off on Charles County HPC seeks nominations for annual awards

Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Back in the early 2000s, Henry and Ann Seta had started a battle over the historic nature of a waterfront community in Annapolis when they'd proposed to demolish an old one-story, ranch-style home and replace it with a 32-foot tall, 3-bedroom home. About a decade after the Montgomery County couple [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues, New Construction|Comments Off on Controversial new construction involved in 2005 Court of Special Appeals case with Annapolis HPC sells

Appeal filed to stop relocation of Bethesda Community Hardware building

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: Two Town of Chevy Chase residents and a Bethesda businessman are trying to stop the county from allowing the relocation of a historic former hardware store building from its Wisconsin Avenue site—an effort that could impact a major Bethesda redevelopment project and construction of the Purple Line. John Fitzgerald and Deborah [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Legal Issues, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Appeal filed to stop relocation of Bethesda Community Hardware building

Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Excerpt from Havre de Grace Patch: Nominations are now open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. Awards to individuals and organizations will be presented in May by the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission and the county Department of Planning & Zoning in honor of National Historic [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Good News, Harford County|Comments Off on Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Baltimore County honors trio for work to save Bosley Mansion in Towson

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A Baltimore County Councilman has honored three Southland Hills community leaders for their work advocating for the preservation of the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland building, which is located in the west Towson neighborhood. David Marks named the trio — Therese McAllister, Paul Saleh and Kate Knott — his Fifth [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Baltimore County, Good News, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore County honors trio for work to save Bosley Mansion in Towson

Frederick HPC to reconsider gas meter location on front of building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A West Third Street property owner will get a second chance to persuade the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to let him keep a gas meter on the front of his building. James Callear bought the brick town house at 133 W. Third St. in the Frederick Town Historic District about [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to reconsider gas meter location on front of building

50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: 50 Years Ago January 6, 1967 Over 30 Frederick residents and businessmen last night asked the Board of Aldermen to create a Historic District Commission for the city. State Senator-elect Goodloe E. Byron, spokesman for the group, said the move was being led by the Fredericktown Association. “A Historic District [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on 50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearing on Presbyterian Home of Maryland

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: The public will have an opportunity to testify Jan. 12 on a proposal to make the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland building at 400 Georgia Court, in Towson, a county historic landmark. Therese McAllister, of Southland Hills, who has been involved in an effort coordinated by that community to add the [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Baltimore County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearing on Presbyterian Home of Maryland

Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The New Year brings new opportunities and the City of Annapolis hopes you will be a part of shaping policy and guiding City Council's decisions as a member of our numerous boards and commissions in 2017. Mayor Michael Pantelides is grateful to all who choose to serve as members because [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Annapolis, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Wicomico County appoints new HDC commissioner

Excerpt from Delmarva Now: The Wicomico County Council approved the appointment of Greg Erdie to the Historic District Commission. The commission is a seven-member board responsible for the review of all construction or demolition activity affecting the external appearance of buildings within approved historic districts, according to the county website. Two historic districts have been [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Good News, Wicomico County|Comments Off on Wicomico County appoints new HDC commissioner

In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: When James Callear bought a house on West Third Street in May, he was familiar with the rules governing the Frederick Town Historic District. What he didn’t realize, despite owning and renovating other properties in the historic district, was that utility boxes and meters cannot be on building facades, according to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems