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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

Appeals Board overturns Berlin HDC business sign decision

Excerpt from the Dispatch: The Berlin Butcher Shop will be allowed to keep its pylon sign following a decision by the town’s board of appeals. On Wednesday, the board of appeals voted unanimously to overturn the October decision of the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) not to permit the Berlin Butcher Shop’s pylon sign, which [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Berlin, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Appeals Board overturns Berlin HDC business sign decision

City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Blight, structural and safety problems surrounding a prominent historic building in downtown Frederick don’t justify its demolition. This was the message of the city Historic Preservation Commission, which in a unanimous vote on Thursday denied the request to demolish the three-story building at 56 S. Market St. The decision ends a [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Demolition by Neglect, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: at started as a small prenatal and postpartum health care program for African-American women has grown over 80 years into a multipurpose health center that provides services to people all over the county. That prenatal and postpartum care facility was run out of a church sanctuary, now known as Cecil Memorial [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Good News, Institutional, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

Excerpt from Bethesda Patch: The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. regarding the proposed relocation of the Community Hardware Store (“Wilson Store”), which is currently located at 7250 Wisconsin Avenue and has historic preservation status. The developers of the Apex Building at 7272 [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

Cumberland seeks candidates to fill HPC vacancies

Excerpt from the Cumberland Times-News: CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland mayor and City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission, with at least one of the positions to be filled by a city resident. Applicants must have a resume that meets the professional qualifications according to federal standard 36 CFR 61as [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland seeks candidates to fill HPC vacancies

City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Frederick's Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to postpone its decision on a request to demolish the front, three-story portion of 56 S. Market St. until its next public hearing. The continuance came after a motion to deny property owner Suitland Road LLC's demolition request failed by a split 3-3 vote. [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

Chestertown HPC recommends designation for Radcliffee Cross

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Kent County Historic Preservation Commission, meeting Monday, recommended designation of a property on Quaker Neck Road as a historic site. Cherilyn Widell, a historic preservation consultant based in Chestertown, presented information on Radcliffe Cross at 8046 Quaker Neck Road, just outside Chestertown. The new owners, John and Elionra Silbersack, are currently [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Good News, Kent County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Chestertown HPC recommends designation for Radcliffee Cross

District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: An attorney representing the owners of Tsunami filed a motion to dismiss the case surrounding a mural painted on the restaurant's facade as the clash between him and city officials made its way to District Court this week. Attorney Joseph Gormley filed a motion Monday that essentially makes the same [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural