Annapolis

Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: A piece of paper signals the beginning of the end of a long fight between a businessman and Annapolis officials after a mural was commissioned on one of his buildings downtown. Gavin Buckley, a Democratic mayoral candidate, and his business partners have filed a Certificate of Approval with the city of [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:57:04+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

Annapolis seeks HPC members

Excerpt from Capital Gazette:   The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications to construct, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure within the historic district. Regular public hearings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Administrative meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:31:04+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis seeks HPC members

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: District Court judge ruled Wednesday that mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and his business partners should have sought a certificate of approval before commissioning a giant mural on the side of their Annapolis restaurant. Judge John P. McKenna Jr.'s decision means Buckley must seek an after-the-fact certificate of approval if he [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:06:19+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that the owner of a historic building in Annapolis should have sought city approval before replacing wood windows with vinyl ones. The March 27 opinion is the latest decision in a dispute between the City of Annapolis and Spaw LLC, [...]

By | 2017-05-12T09:59:35+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Annapolis, Legal Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over vinyl windows

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 | 2017-01-26T17:18:36+00:00 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

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 | 2017-01-06T09:41:25+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Annapolis, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

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 | 2016-12-16T12:22:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Good News, Institutional, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

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 | 2016-12-11T23:05:59+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

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 | 2016-12-16T11:18:24+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Annapolis Petitions Circuit Court on Its Authority over Murals

In the news: Annapolis Working Group Dissolved, Ordinance Changes to be Withdrawn

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The contentious legislation on changes to city code governing historic properties will be withdrawn at Monday's City Council meeting and the work group surrounding that legislation has been dissolved. An email sent out by Pete Gutwald, the city's Director of Planning and Zoning, broke the news to members of the [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:25:11+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Annapolis Working Group Dissolved, Ordinance Changes to be Withdrawn

In the news: Work group meets to tackle Annapolis historic preservation code

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: A work group discussing changes to the city code on historic landmarks and structures met Wednesday at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. Participants pored over each line, debating the changes to city code the Historic Preservation Commission uses for oversight and regulation of historic properties. For those at the meeting, [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:27:20+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Work group meets to tackle Annapolis historic preservation code

In the news: Annapolis Planning Commission sends Historic District code changes back to council for amendments

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Near the end of the long meeting, which pushed past 10:30 p.m., the Planning Commission had a lengthy conversation on what to do with the legislation before it. The discussion was over proposed code changes governing the Historic District, which would modify how the city handles demolition by neglect, maintenance [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:25:23+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Annapolis Planning Commission sends Historic District code changes back to council for amendments

In the news: Historic preservation code change legislation introduced in Annapolis

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: Annapolis residents asked the City Council on Monday to delay legislation that would change the city code that regulates historic properties in Annapolis, saying they wanted more time for public input on the complex legislation. The legislation was introduced despite the requests to delay it, and it will go before several [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:25:37+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Historic preservation code change legislation introduced in Annapolis

In the news: Annapolis HPC to unveil Cultural Landscape Study

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Lisa Craig, chief of the city's historic preservation district, talked at length about the plans to unveil phase 1 of the Cultural Landscape Study. This study attempts to catalog and prioritize key historic and cultural aspects of the city, such as the view of the State Capitol dome. The first [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:42:02+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on In the news: Annapolis HPC to unveil Cultural Landscape Study

In the news: Proposed code changes in Annapolis to help homeowners

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: Proposed changes to city code are about bringing the Annapolis in line with state definitions and providing a clearer path for the people who own historic properties, the Historic Preservation Commission chairwoman said Thursday. "We focused on things like clarity for the user, the property owners, for our stake holders [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:46:34+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Proposed code changes in Annapolis to help homeowners

It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance

Sharon Kennedy, MAHDC Vice President and Annapolis HPC Chair, explains why it's time to update Annapolis' preservation ordinance in the Capital Gazette: "As the result of community conversations as well as procedural practices over the past years, the HPC has identified four main goals of the updates: Codification of the existing administrative approval process. Designed [...]

By | 2017-01-04T13:48:38+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Demolition by Neglect, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance