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Frederick City HPC votes on relocation of controversial Taney statue

Excerpt from Your4State.com: The final vote for removing a controversial statue in the city of Frederick is underway There have been four proposals submitted by Frederick City Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak for the removal of the Roger Brooke Taney statue and this is the first time it has gone to resolution. “I think that this decision has [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick City HPC votes on relocation of controversial Taney statue

Frederick City HPC approves window replacement

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Duk Hee Ro, principal of Julia & James Properties, which owns several prominent downtown buildings, was at the city government building on Thursday. Ro was there requesting the green light from the Historic Preservation Commission to replace four of the windows at her property at 300-304 N. Market Street. Since [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Substitute Materials|Comments Off on Frederick City HPC approves window replacement

Maryland’s Historic Districts – Summer 2016 Edition

Read the Complete Summer Issue   EXCERPTS FROM THIS EDITION: Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission's Youth Summit In the fall of 2014 the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission hosted a National Alliance for Preservation Commissions CAMP workshop. During the activities that day, the concept of a youth summit was a point of discussion and something that had [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Newsletter, Training|Comments Off on Maryland’s Historic Districts – Summer 2016 Edition

City of Frederick Seeks Applicants to Fill HPC Vacancy

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city of Frederick is looking to fill an opening on its Historic Preservation Commission. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and résumé to the city no later than 4 p.m. July 22, according to a city statement sent Friday. The seven-member Historic Preservation Commission is charged with applying [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick Seeks Applicants to Fill HPC Vacancy

City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A proposal to demolish a 19th-century farmhouse and redevelop the land for commercial use will move forward as planned. The city of Frederick Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted against placing a historic preservation overlay on the farmhouse at 1724 N. Market St. An overlay is an extra level of [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues, Rural|Comments Off on City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

Berlin HDC Approves Changes to Berlin Butcher Shop

Excerpt from The Dispatch: A downtown commercial building will be getting a facelift following approval from the town’s historic district commission. On Wednesday, the Berlin Historic District Commission approved exterior renovations, a new door and signage at what will soon be the Berlin Butcher Shop. Lisa Hall, a town council member and proprietor of the [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Berlin, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Berlin HDC Approves Changes to Berlin Butcher Shop

Rockville HDC to Consider New Plan for Chestnut Lodge

Excerpt from The Sentinel: A controversial plan to build seven townhouses at Chestnut Lodge is now being pared down to six townhouses. However, the developer will need to start the application process over again before the City Council decides whether to approve it. “We’re not thrilled about starting over again,” said Stephen Orens, an attorney [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues, New Construction, Rockville|Comments Off on Rockville HDC to Consider New Plan for Chestnut Lodge

Rockville HDC Supports New Mark Commons National Register District Nomination

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: The city’s Historic District Commission on Thursday backed an effort to put the neighborhood of New Mark Commons on the National Register of Historic Places, where it would join Bethesda neighborhood Carderock Springs. The same man designed and built both neighborhoods in a distinctive modern style. Read the article.

By | June 20th, 2016|Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Mid-century Modern, Montgomery County, Property Types, Rockville|Comments Off on Rockville HDC Supports New Mark Commons National Register District Nomination

Harford HPC Honors its 2016 Award Winners

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission recently announced its 21st annual award recipients during a ceremony at the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air. Three Several Preservation Project awards were presented, including: • Ladew Topiary Gardens, in Monkton, for the conservation and restoration of the historic Berry Garden Fountain, with [...]

By | June 18th, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Good News, Harford County|Comments Off on Harford HPC Honors its 2016 Award Winners

Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office Objects to Removal of Bethesda Community Store Sign

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: The owner of the historic Bethesda Community Store site is looking for a new tenant after the previous one closed its doors in May, but the real drama over the store’s future might revolve around a large, three-sided metal sign on the front of building that disappeared earlier this month. Montgomery [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office Objects to Removal of Bethesda Community Store Sign

Registration open – Legal Symposium: Creating, Defending, and Enforcing a Strong Historic Preservation Ordinance

The one-day symposium will address the legal, community, political, and enforcement challenges related to historic preservation ordinances and present creative, proven solutions for addressing them. Historic preservation commissioners, commission staff, city and county attorneys, and code enforcement officials are invited to participate in this interactive day of learning and discussion. We are pleased to have William Cook, Association [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues, Training|Comments Off on Registration open – Legal Symposium: Creating, Defending, and Enforcing a Strong Historic Preservation Ordinance

City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A host of businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to historic preservation as recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards, presented Thursday night by Scott Winnette,chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. Winners were: Sarah Thiel Butner received Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation award for her restoration and rehabilitation work [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Annapolis Petitions Circuit Court on Its Authority over Murals

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The battle over whether a mural can stay on Annapolis restaurant Tsunami's wall will head to court as restaurant owner Gavin Buckley was served with court papers on Friday. It's the culmination of months of back-and-forth between the West Street restaurant and the city's Historic Preservation Commission. Originally, the restaurant received [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis Petitions Circuit Court on Its Authority over Murals

Howard County HPC Expresses Concerns about Plans to Build 13 Houses in Ellicott City

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: When Denise Cortis moved into her home on Deanwood Avenue in 2008, she believed "certain protections" existed to preserve the quiet, narrow, scenic Ellicott City road that is nested with late Victorian and American Foursquare homes. A plan to build 13 single family houses with five open space lots on [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Howard County, New Construction|Comments Off on Howard County HPC Expresses Concerns about Plans to Build 13 Houses in Ellicott City

City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Roughly two dozen members of the Frederick County Agricultural Society filled Frederick City Hall on Thursday during the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. They waited patiently through the first two and a half hours of discussion and decisions before time came for the last item on the meeting agenda. Then, [...]

By | May 15th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

Montgomery County HPC Supports Restoration of Historic Bridge

Excerpt from Washington Post: The last time workers came to remake the bridge that carries Takoma Park’s main street across Sligo Creek, safety was not exactly Job One. On a winter’s day in 1932, the crew dynamited a few vital supports, and the bridge promptly collapsed with six workers standing on the span. Three ran [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Good News, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County HPC Supports Restoration of Historic Bridge

Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

Excerpt from WCBC: With a Certified Local Government grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission and staff have partnered with Braddock Middle School to develop a first-ever Youth Summit and the highlight is an event today at Canal Place. During the 2015-2016 school year, this project has brought together local youth, educators, [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

Maryland’s Historic Districts, Spring 2016

The latest edition of Maryland's Historic Districts, MAHDC's quarterly publication, is out! Read the Spring 2016 Issue Excerpts from this edition: Utility Conflicts in Historic Districts Aging infrastructure, new technology, and increased environmental and safety regulations can lead to updating of utilities and the associated meters in a way that is inconsistent with the character of our local historic districts. Continue reading. [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Newsletter, Training|Comments Off on Maryland’s Historic Districts, Spring 2016

In the news: City of Frederick HPC Approves Moving Conley Farm Mill House

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Plans to build a new neighborhood on a historic farm in west Frederick are progressing, but at a slower pace than originally anticipated. If things go well, developer FredRock Partners hopes to break ground on a 220-home development at Conley Farm in 2017, according to Victor White, project manager. White [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Rural|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick HPC Approves Moving Conley Farm Mill House

In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will host a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church (4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf). The winner(s) of the Charles County Preservation Award for 2015 will be announced at this time. The [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Charles County, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7